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Valda Hansen (1932–1993)

Valda, the sensitive girl with the lovely smile. In the late 1950s, Valda was doing a play called "Accidentally Yours," when Ed Wood came backstage, and he considered her an ingenue. Ed originally wanted to cast Valda for the short film "The Night the Banshee Cried" (1957), but wound up casting her in her first movie Night of the Ghouls (1959); ... See full bio »

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Known For

Night of the Ghouls
Night of the Ghouls The White Ghost
Norma Roommate
Cain's Way
Cain's Way Zelda


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 1975 Wam Bam Thank You Spaceman
Gloria (as Zelda)
 1973 Slaughter's Big Rip-Off
Burtoli's Blonde (as Valda Hanson)
 1972 The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid
Nude Girl (as Valda J. Hansen)
 1971 Outlaw Riders
Sister Ann
 1970 Norma
 1970 Cain's Way
 1959 Night of the Ghouls
The White Ghost
 1955 Strips Around the World
Stripper (as Valda)
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 2011 Special Collector's Edition (TV Series) (in memory of - 1 episode)
- Pack Ed Wood (2011) ... (in memory of)
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 1992 Flying Saucers Over Hollywood: The 'Plan 9' Companion (Video documentary)

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Alternate Names:

Valda J. Hansen | Valda Hanson | Valda | Zelda


5' 6" (1.68 m)

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(referring to herself and Ed Wood): "We were on this Earth, but not of it." See more »


When it was discovered she had a cancerous mole on her leg that needed to be removed and didn't have the funds, Lee Harris raised the $800.00 needed for its removal. However, not having a health plan, she couldn't afford cancer treatments and the cancer spread until it killed her. She died at home in terrible pain. See more »

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