1954: Rose to fame as a TV hostess for ABC when she create the Vampira persona.
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Maila Syrjaniemi Nurmi | Maila Nurmi
5' 6½" (1.69 m)
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At the time, I thought it was horrible. I knew immediately I'd be committing professional suicide
, but I thought 'what choice do I have?' Somehow, I seemed to be dead already. I love glamour and physical beauty. I've always been fascinated by beautiful men on the screen: Tyrone Power
, Robert Walker...
As a cast member, she attended the original premiere of "Plan Nine From Outer Space" (1959). She didn't get a chance to actually sit down an see the movie. She claimed that see didn't actually see the entire film until 1980.