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Swooning Santa

Eartha Kitt, a singer, dancer and actress died on Dec. 25 from colon cancer. For a full obituary, read today's story and appreciation.

Kitt scored a series of sultry-voiced hits, including "Santa Baby." Compare this black-and-white YouTube video of the Christmas tune with a 2006 video below to see why Kitt was famous for her saucy seductiveness.

Here's a 2006 rendition of "Santa Baby" that Kitt performed in front of George and Laura Bush wearing a fur coat and a high slit.

By Washington Post Editors  |  December 26, 2008; 8:54 AM ET
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