Cassandra Peterson

Peterson, Cassandra: - Cassandra Peterson was born in Manhattan, Kansas, and grew up in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She began her career at age seventeen 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 director Federico Fellini's Roma and performed throughout Europe as lead singer of an Italian pop band. Upon returning to the States, Peterson toured America as star of her own musical-comedy show, Mama's Boys. She eventually settled in Hollywood, where she spent four years with L.A.'s foremost improvisational comedy group, The Groundlings. In 1981 she auditioned for the part of horror hostess on a local Los Angeles television station. Her show, Movie Macabre, and her newly created character, Elvira, became an Read More chevron_right