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Elvira – Mistress of the Dark

Cassandra Peterson (born September 17, 1951) is an American actress best known for her portrayal of the horror hostess character Elvira, Mistress of the Dark. She gained fame on Los Angeles television station KHJ-TV wearing a revealing, black, gothic, cleavage-enhancing gown as host of Elvira’s Movie Macabre, a weekly horror movie presentation. Her wickedly vampish appearance is offset by her comical character, quirky and quick-witted personality, and Valley girl-type speech.


And a handguide how to bust a lock.. yes pun intended 😆

And now for some of Cassandra Peterson in normal guise, it’s very nice..

Nude photos of Cassandra Peterson Young, most well known for her role as “Elivra”, which were published in High Society magazine throughout the early 1990s. The pictures were shot and sold in 1974.

And Tom Waits and Cassandra. Wow.



And lastly Cassandra with Dita von Teese 😍😍

Cassandra Peterson aka Elvira

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If you are blogging around you probably seen her in quite a few posts at Vera Roberts, click here for those posts.

Cassandra Peterson, Elvira’s alter ego, was born in Manhattan, Kansas, and raised in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She remembers always being a fan of Ann-Margret. Since Cassandra saw her in Love in Las Vegas (1964), she wanted to be a dancer. Just days after graduating from high school, Cassandra traveled to Las Vegas where, at the age of 17, she became the youngest showgirl in Las Vegas history. When Elvis Presley saw her perform he encouraged her to pursue a singing career. She toured Europe extensively as lead singer for an Italian rock band. She settled in Rome, where she became fluent in Italian. Here Cassandra met Federico Fellini, who cast her in his classic film, Roma (1972). Returning to the US, Cassandra formed her own nightclub review, "Mama’s Boys", which toured the national club circuit. In the late 1970s she joined the satiric improvisational troupe, The 600full-cassandra-peterson (2)Groundlings, which also produced such stars as Paul Reubens (aka "Pee Wee Herman"). There she honed her now renowned comedic skills as both a writer and performer. Film and television appearances such as Cheech & Chong’s Next Movie (1980) and others followed, but Cassandra was just the typical struggling actress and spent years wondering where her next meal was coming from. It was the fall of 1981, with the birth of her character, Elvira, that it all changed. While she has since played herself in many film and television shows, Cassandra Peterson ultimately combines her numerous talents into an intriguing persona which has not only become a Halloween icon, but a "vamp" for all seasons. 

Scare creds: Fright Night (1970-TV Series), Jekyll and Hyde… Together Again (1982), Filmgore (1983), Elvira’s Movie Macabre (1983/1984) Host, Fangoria’s Weekend of Horrors (1986), Elvira’s Halloween Special (1986-TV), Elvira, Mistress of the Dark (1988), Pledge Night (1990),The Horror Hall of Fame II (1991-TV), Heartstoppers: Horror at the Movies (1992-TV), The Elvira Show (1993-TV Series), Acting on Impulse (1993), Monster Mania (1997-TV), Superstition (1997) short film, Attack of the 50 Foot Monster Mania (1999-TV), Encounter in the Thrid Dimension (1999) short film documentary, Bride of Monster Mania (2000-TV), Elvira’s Haunted Hills (2001), Something to Scream About (2003), Monsterama: A Tribute to Horror Hosts (2004-TV), Zombie Killer (2008), The Scream (2009), The Haunted World of El Superbeasto (2009), All About Evil (2010)

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I so love this picture of her as normal, she is just so sexy. 

 

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