ELVIRA


CASSANDRA PETERSON
"13 NIGHTS OF ELVIRA", "ATTACK OF THE KILLER B-MOVIES", "ELVIRA: MISTRESS OF THE DARK", "ELVIRA'S HALLOWEEN SPECIAL", "ELVIRA'S HAUNTED HILLS", "ELVIRA'S HORROR CLASSICS", "ELVIRA'S MOVIE MACABRE", "ELVIRA'S THRILLER THEATRE", "ENCOUNTER IN THE THIRD DIMENSION", "HOLLYWOOD'S CRESSPIST CREATURES", "MOVIE MACABRE”, “THE ELVIRA SHOW", "THE KETCHUP VAMPIRES", "THE KETCHUP VAMPIRES II", "THE SEARCH FOR THE NEXT ELVIRA", "VAULT OF THE MACABRE"

Cassandra Peterson was born in Manhattan, Kansas, USA on 17 September 1951.

She grew up in Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA.

At the age of 17 she was the youngest showgirl in Las Vegas’ history. The show was "Vive Les Girls" at the Dunes Hotel.

To pursue a career in singing and acting, Petersen left for Europe.

After returning to the USA, Peterson formed her own musical comedy show known as "Mama's Boys", which travelled the country.

From Hollywood, she joined the improvisational comedy group, “The Groundlings”, spending 4 years in the troupe.

In 1981, Peterson auditioned and was hired for the role of a horror movie host for “Movie Macabre” creating her now legendary character, Elvira.

And the rest is history.

Besides hosting numerous horror movie / and other shows, Peterson has appeared on many television, movie and video game productions – as her character Elvira.

These include:
CHiPs (TV Series)

- Things That Go Creep in the Night
(1983)
- Rock Devil Rock (1982)

The Richard Simmons Show (TV Series)

- Episode 10, 1983

Last of the Great Survivors (TV Movie)

- 1984

Bob Hope Lampoons Television (TV Movie)

- 1985

Get Out of My Room (Movie)

- segment Born in East L.A. (1985)

The Fall Guy (TV Series)

- October the 31st (1984)

- October the 32nd (1985)

Saturday Night Live (TV Series)

- Dabney Coleman/The Cars (1987)

Just Say Julie (TV Series)

- Episode 17 March (1989)

Totally Hidden Video (TV Series)

- episode 31 October (1989)

Parker Lewis Can't Lose (TV Series)

- Boy Meets Girl II (1992)

Superstition (Short)

- 1997

The Anti Gravity Room (TV Series)

- Monsters and Evil (1996)

Space Ghost Coast to Coast (TV Series)

- Switcheroo (1996)

Strange Universe (TV Series)

- episode 15 February (1996)

Nash Bridges (TV Series)
Elvira as Frankie

- Sniper (1997)

The RuPaul Show (TV Series)

- episode 7 April (1998)

Pain (Video Game)

- (2007)

Zombie Killer (Short)

- (2008)

Her Morbid Desires (Video)

- (2008)

The Scream (Video)

- (2009)

Last Man Standing (TV Series)

- Last Halloween Standing (2011)

The Marilyn Denis Show (TV Series)

- Halloween Spook-tacular (2011)

Epic Ink (TV Series)

- Friday the Thirteenth (2014)

Comic Book Men (TV Series)

- Mistress of the Stash (2016)

ELVIRA - Television Host

ELVIRA'S THRILLER THEATRE
Elvira's Thriller Theatre was a hosted horror televison show
screened on the 0-Ten Network, Australia from 1989 to 1990.
It was produced by Queen B Productions, running for 20 episodes,
with Cassandra Peterson as Elvira hosting old horror movies, including:
Count Yoga
The Fly
The Fly Returns
The show had a huge following, capturing 30% of the
Australian viewing market, with 50% of the fan mail
being written by women.

I remember that my father loved to watch the show.

HEAVY METAL HEAVEN
The BBC produced Heavy Metal Heaven in 1990 with Cassandra Peterson as Elvira introducing six programs celebrating the rock phenomenon of deathless appeal of heavy metal music.


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