In 1988, when Cassandra Peterson starred in the campy-as-hell feature Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, the goth-punk B-horror-movie hostess Peterson created was at the height of her popularity. But before the rest of the country — and world — caught on, Elvira belonged to Southern California. In 1981, Elvira's Movie Macabre launched on local late-night TV after Peterson beat out 200 other...

In 1988, when Cassandra Peterson starred in the campy-as-hell feature Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, the goth-punk B-horror-movie hostess Peterson created was at the height of her popularity. But before the rest of the country — and world — caught on, Elvira belonged to Southern California. In 1981, Elvira's Movie Macabre launched on local late-night TV after Peterson beat out 200 other...

Elvira Mistress of the Dark ~~ Cassandra Peterson (born September 17, 1951) 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, 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.

Elvira Mistress of the Dark ~~ Cassandra Peterson (born September 17, 1951) 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, 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.

Cassandra Peterson (Elvira) Born September 17, 1951 ~ Well!  Why not!

The 41st Sexiest Woman Over 50: Cassandra Peterson

Cassandra Peterson (Elvira) Born September 17, 1951 ~ Well! Why not!

Elvira... I think she'll be in a nice silver frame on a bedside table. When guests go in to add their coats to the pile, she'll be a nice sight.

Elvira... I think she'll be in a nice silver frame on a bedside table. When guests go in to add their coats to the pile, she'll be a nice sight.

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