|Date of Birth||17 September 1951 , Manhattan, Kansas, USA|
|Nickname||The Mistress of the Dark|
|Height||5' 7" (1.7 m)|
Mini Bio (1)
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 part 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: Mistress of the Dark (1988) and Elvira's Haunted Hills (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 2011 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.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: A. Nonymous
|Mark Pierson||(4 July 1981 - 14 February 2003) (divorced) (1 child)|