Cassandra Peterson Biography (1951-)

Born September 17, 1951, in Manhattan, KS; daughter of an insurance salesmanand a costume shop owner; married Mark Pierson (a personal manager), 1981; children: one daughter. Addresses: Contact: Queen "B" Productions, P.O.Box 38246, Hollywood, CA 90038.

Nationality
American
Gender
Female
Occupation
Actress, comedienne, singer, screenwriter, producer, dancer
Birth Details
September 17, 1951
Manhattan, Kansas, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • (Uncredited) Hostess (1984 video prints), The Cyclops, 1957
  • Roma (also known as Fellini's Roma and Fellini Roma), 1972
  • Katya, The Working Girls (also known as Elvira Naked), 1973
  • Host/Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, Dead of Night, 1977
  • Dinner party guest, Coast to Coast, Paramount, 1980
  • Hostage, Cheech and Chong's Next Movie (also known as High Encounters of the Ultimate Kind), Universal, 1980
  • Neighbor, King of the Mountain, Universal, 1981
  • Busty nurse, Jekyll and Hyde ... Together Again, Paramount, 1982
  • O'Malley's girl, The Sting II, Universal, 1983
  • Elvira, Filmgore, 1983
  • Girl with lugs, Stroker Ace, Warner Bros., 1983
  • Skit characters, Uncensored, 1984
  • Biker mama, Pee-Wee's Big Adventure, Warner Bros., 1985
  • (As Elvira) Elvira, "Born in East L.A.," Get Out of My Room (alsoknown as Cheech and Chong: Get Out of My Room), 1985
  • (As Elvira) Elvira, Fangoria's Weekend of Horrors, 1986
  • Sheri, Echo Park, Atlantic, 1986
  • Angie Stoddard, Balboa, Vestron Video, 1986
  • Sorais, Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold, Cannon, 1987
  • Elvira/Elvira's aunt, Elvira: Mistress of the Dark, New World, 1988
  • Party girl, Pledge Night (also known as A Hazing in Hell),1988
  • Lisa, Ted and Venus, Double Helix Films, 1991
  • (Uncredited) Herself as Elvira, Dear God, Paramount, 1996
  • Elvira, Superstition, Iwerks Entertainment, 1997
  • Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, Thrill Ride: The Science of Fun, Sony Pictures Classics, 1997
  • Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, Encounter in the Third Dimension, nWave Pictures, 1999
  • (As Elvira) Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, Elvira's Haunted Hills,2001
  • Film Work
  • Singer, "Haunted House," Encounter in the Third Dimension, nWave Pictures, 1999
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Dance hall girl, Beyond Westworld, CBS, 1980
  • Host, Elvira's Movie Macabre (also known as Movie Macabre),KHJ-Los Angeles, 1981-1983, nationally syndicated, 1983-?
  • Elvira, Heavy Metal Heaven, BBC, 1989
  • Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, The Elvira Show, CBS, 1993
  • The hostess, Reel Wild Cinema, 1994
  • Movies
  • Jennifer, Ring of the Musketeers (also known as Der Ring der Musketiere), 1992
  • Roxy, Acting on Impulse (also known as Eyes of a Stranger,Roses Are Dead, Secret Lies, and Secret Lives), Showtime, 1993
  • Specials
  • Life's Most Embarrassing Moments III, ABC, 1984
  • Elvira, Last of the Great Survivors, 1984
  • The Paragon of Comedy, Showtime, 1984
  • Elvira's Halloween Special, MTV, 1984
  • Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, Bob Hope Buys NBC?, 1985
  • (As Elvira) Elvira, Joan Rivers and Friends Salute Heidi Abromowitz, 1985
  • Bob Hope Lampoons Television 1985, NBC, 1985
  • Elvira's Halloween Special, MTV, 1986
  • Friday Night Surprise!, NBC, 1989
  • Elvira, Heartstoppers: Horror at the Movies, syndicated, 1992
  • (As Elvira) Special guest, Monster Mania, AMC, 1997
  • (As Elvira) Elvira-host, Attack of the 50 Foot Monster Mania, AMC,1999
  • (As Elvira) Elvira-host, Bride of Monster Mania, AMC, 2000
  • Episodic
  • (Uncredited) Dancer, Tony Orlando and Dawn, 1974
  • Girl, "Burlesque," Happy Days, 1979
  • House Calls, 1981
  • Taffy, Open All Night, 1981
  • Blackjack dealer, Counterattack: Crime in America, 1982
  • Elvira, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, 1982
  • Elvira, "Rock Devil Rock," CHiPs, 1982
  • Monique, "Mel's Dream Car," Alice, 1983
  • Elvira, "Things That Go Creep in the Night," CHiPs, 1983
  • Elvira, The Richard Simmons Show, 1983
  • Elvira, Real People, 1983
  • Esther, "God's Child/Curtain Call," Fantasy Island, 1983
  • Woman #1,"Ties That Bind," St. Elsewhere, 1983
  • Elvira, Thicke of the Night, 1983
  • Elvira, Life's Most Embarrassing Moments, 1984
  • Elvira, "October the 31st," The Fall Guy, 1984
  • Elvira, TV's Bloopers & Practical Jokes, 1985
  • Elvira, "October the 32nd," The Fall Guy, 1985
  • Saturday Night Live, NBC, 1987
  • Elvira, N.F.L. Monday Night Football, 1988
  • Elvira, Beach Boys: Endless Summer, 1989
  • Elvira, Just Say Julie, 1989
  • (As Elvira) Herself, "Mommies Curse," The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!, 1989
  • (As Elvira) Herself, "The Ghoul of My Dreams," The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!, 1989
  • Elvira, The Arsenio Hall Show, syndicated, 1989
  • Elvira, Totally Hidden Video, 1989
  • Elvira, After Hours, 1989
  • (As Elvira) Elvira, "Fathers and Lovers," thirtysomething, ABC, 1990
  • Elvira, The Arsenio Hall Show, syndicated, 1991
  • Elvira, "Boy Meets Girl II," Parker Lewis Can't Lose, Fox, 1992
  • Elvira, The Word, 1993
  • Elvira, Strange Universe, 1996
  • Elvira, "Switcheroo," Space Ghost: Coast to Coast, Cartoon Network, 1996
  • Elvira, N.F.L. Monday Night Football, ABC, 1996
  • Elvira, Ricki Lake, 1996
  • Elvira, The Newlywed Game, 1996
  • (As Elvira) Frankie, "Sniper," Nash Brides, CBS, 1997
  • Elvira, The RuPaul Show, VH1, 1998
  • Herself, The Gayle King Show, 1998
  • Herself, Better Homes and Gardens, 1998
  • Also appeared in The Dom DeLuise Show; The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour.
  • Television Work
  • Series
  • Associate producer, Elvira's Movie Macabre, KHJ-Los Angeles, 1981-1983, nationally syndicated, 1983-?
  • Producer, The Elvira Show, CBS, 1993
  • RECORDINGS
  • EP Records
  • Elvira and the Vi-Tones, Rhino Records, 1982
  • Elvira Presents Vinyl Macabre, Rhino Records, 1983
  • Album Songs
  • "Full Moon," Elvira Presents Haunted Hits, 1988
  • "Monsta' Rap" and "Here Comes the Bride (The Bride of Frankenstein)," Elvira Presents Monster Hits, Rhino Records, 1994
  • "Haunted House" and "Zombie Stomp," Elvira Presents: Revenge of the Monster Hits, Rhino Records, 1995
  • WRITINGS
  • Television Episodes
  • Elvira's Movie Macabre, KHJ-Los Angeles, 1981-1983, nationally syndicated, 1983-?
  • Screenplays
  • (With John Paragon and Sam Egan) Elvira: Mistress of the Dark, NewWorld, 1988
  • Elvira's Haunted Hills, 2001
  • Books
  • (With John Paragon) Bad Dog, Andy, General Publishing Group (SantaMonica, CA), 1997
  • (As Elvira; with Paragon) Transylvania 90210, 1997
  • (As Elvira; with Paragon) Camp Vamp, 1997
  • (As Elvira; with Paragon) The Boy Who Cried Werewolf, 1998

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Books
    • Newsmakers, Issue Cumulation, Gale Research, 1988
    Periodicals
    • Detroit Free Press, October 31, 1986
    • Maclean's, November 11, 1985
    • Newsweek, August 8, 1988
    • New York Post, May 25, 1987
    • People, November 4, 1985; May 5, 1986
    • Time, August 8, 1988
    • Us, November 4, 1985
    • USA Weekend, October 31, 1986
    Electronic
    • Cassandra Peterson/Elvira Web Site, http://elvira.com, January 17,2002

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