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Cassandra Peterson

Actress + Tv Hostess
Female
Born Sep 17, 1951
Age 64
Hometown Manhattan, Kansas

Cassandra Peterson is an American actress best known for her on-screen horror hostess character Elvira, Mistress of the Dark. She gained fame on Los Angeles television station KHJ wearing a black, gothic, revealing, cleavage-enhancing gown as host of 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.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1951 Birth Born on September 17, 1951.

TEENAGE

1969 17 Years Old She graduated from General William J. Palmer High School in 1969. … Read More
1971 19 Years Old She had a small role as a showgirl in the 1971 James Bond film Diamonds Are Forever, played a topless dancer in The Working Girls (1974).

TWENTIES

1976 24 Years Old She also purportedly posed for the cover of Tom Waits's 1976 album, Small Change. … Read More
1979 27 Years Old In 1979, she joined the Los Angeles-based improvisational troupe The Groundlings, where she created a Valley girl-type character upon whom the Elvira persona is largely based. … Read More
1981 29 Years Old 1 More Event
Peterson auditioned for the role of Ginger Grant for the third Gilligan's Island television movie in 1981, shortly before KHJ-TV offered her the horror-host position.

THIRTIES

1982 30 Years Old Peterson also was a personality on Los Angeles radio station KROQ 106.7 from 1982 to 1983. … Read More
1988 36 Years Old …  Her popularity reached its zenith with the release of the feature film Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, co-written by Peterson and released in 1988. … Read More

FIFTIES

2007 55 Years Old …  As the winner of the reality show, Wahlin made a few appearances during her one-year "reign" from October 31, 2007 to October 31, 2008. … Read More
2008 56 Years Old 1 More Event
She also performed on a track called "Zombie Killer" for the band Leslie and the Ly's, released in February 2008.
2011 59 Years Old 1 More Event
Born in Manhattan, Kansas, Peterson grew up near Randolph, until the area was flooded to create Tuttle Creek Reservoir; her family then moved to Colorado Springs, Colorado. According to a 2011 interview, Peterson states that as a child, while other girls were occupied with Barbie dolls, she was more fascinated by horror-themed toys. … Read More

LATE ADULTHOOD

2012 60 Years Old 1 More Event
…  In 2012 another series, also titled Mistress of the Dark, was announced for a 2013 debut. … Read More
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