Cassandra Peterson

Cassandra Peterson

actress, producer, writer

Cassandra Peterson was born on Sep 17, 1951 in USA. Cassandra Peterson's big-screen debut came with Diamonds Are Forever directed by Guy Hamilton in 1971. Cassandra Peterson is known for Elvira's 40th Anniversary, Very Scary, Very Special, Special directed by Jim Kunz, Cassandra Peterson stars as Elvira and Ted Biaselli as Announcer. Cassandra Peterson has got 6 awards and 3 nominations so far. The most recent award Cassandra Peterson achieved is Dorian TV Awards. The upcoming new movie Cassandra Peterson plays is The Munsters which will be released on Sep 27, 2022.

Cassandra Peterson was born in Manhattan, Kansas, and grew up in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She began her career at age 17 as the youngest showgirl in Las Vegas history in the show "Vive Les Girls" at the Dunes Hotel. After receiving advice from "The King" himself, Elvis Presley, she traveled to Europe where she pursued a career as a singer and actor. She worked in several Italian films, including Federico Fellini's Fellini Roma (1972) and performed throughout Europe as lead singer of an Italian rock band.Upon returning to the United States, she toured the country as star of her own musical-comedy show, "Mama's Boys". She eventually settled in Hollywood, where she spent four and a half years with L.A.'s foremost improvisational comedy group, The Groundlings. In 1981, she auditioned for the role of horror hostess on a local Los Angeles television station. Her show, Movie Macabre (1981), and her newly created character, Elvira, became an overnight sensation.Cassandra has used Elvira's celebrity status to bring attention to many worthy causes and organizations over the years, including her well-known work for animal welfare and raising money and awareness for the prevention of HIV/AIDS. In addition to co-writing and performing in both the local L.A. and nationally syndicated television versions of "Movie Macabre", she co-wrote, produced and starred in two feature films, Elvira, Maîtresse des Ténèbres (1988) and Elvira et le château hanté (2001). Her latest endeavors include producing, writing and starring in the reality series The Search for the Next Elvira (2007) on Fox Reality and the nationally syndicated series Elvira's Movie Macabre (2010).Cassandra Peterson has spent over three decades solidifying the Elvira brand and building it into an international cult icon that has become synonymous with Halloween and the horror genre.

  • Birthday

    Sep 17, 1951
  • Place of Birth

    Manhattan, Kansas, USA
  • Also known

    Cassandra Petersen, Elvira, Elvira, Mistress of the Dark

Known For


6 wins & 3 nominations

Dorian TV Awards
Winner - Galeca TV Icon Award
Hollywood Horrorfest
Lifetime Achievement
Winner - Price Award
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Movies & TV Shows

TV Shows