Halloween 2020 saw American actress Cassandra Peterson revive her role as Elvira for her Halloween themed music video ‘Don’t Cancel Halloween’. The song follows the melody of Holiday by Madonna. In the song,
Peterson is begging the people not to cancel Halloween due to the pandemic and talks about how Covid-19 ruined everything for the spooky actor. Born on September 17th, 1985, Peterson in an American actor, singer and writer, popular for her role as horror-hostess Elvira in ‘Elvira: The Mistress of the Dark”.
Los Angeles television channel KHJ-TV as the host of ‘Elvira’s Movie Macabre, which was a weekly presentation of a horror movie. She dressed in a revealing, black, gothic, cleavage-enhancing gown that caught the attention of the viewers. Peterson was born in Manhattan, Kansas and grew up near Randolph.
Her family later relocated to Colorado Springs in Colorado. Peterson stated in an interview that as a child, she was much more fascinated towards horror-themed toys over Barbie dolls, unlike her peers. During her teenage years, she worked as a go-go dancer in a local gay bar.
Peterson started her career as a showgirl in Viva Les Girls in Las Vegas where she met Elvis Presley. The pair dated briefly. She also played a small role of a showgirl in James Bond Diamonds are Forever (1971). She had moved to Italy in the early 70s and became the lead singer of an Italian rock band named ‘I LatinsOchanats and The Snails’.
In 1981, Peterson started working as Elvira and her revealing outfit caused people to notice her. Her quick-wittedness and satirical valley girl accent were also factors that caused her popularity to escalate. Peterson was married to Mark Pierson from 1981 to 2003. They have daughter named Sadie Pierson. Her net purse value is close to $3 million.
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