Marilyn Manson's ex-wife Dita Von Teese is set to accompany European entrepreneur Richard Lugner to Austria's glitzy annual Opera Ball. The sexy burlesque dancer will be Lugner's special guest at the event, which will take place at the State Opera House on 31 January (08). And Lugner, 75, admits Von Teese was his daughter's choice of guest. He says, "After going to Marilyn Manson's concert, my daughter begged me for days to invite her." Previous guests of Lugner's include socialite Paris Hilton, Spice Girl Geri Halliwell, actresses Pamela Anderson, Andie MACDowell and screen siren Sophia Loren.