Cassandra Peterson

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Full Name Cassandra Peterson
Age 69 Years Old
Nick Name Cassandra
Gender Female
Birth Date September 17th, 1951
Birth Place Manhattan, Kansas

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About Cassandra Peterson

An American actress, writer, and singer, Cassandra Peterson is best known for playing cult icon Elvira, Mistress of the Dark. She gained fame on Los Angeles television station KHJ-TV wearing a revealing, black, gothic, cleavage-enhancing gown as host of "Elvira's Movie Macabre", a weekly B movie presentation. Previously, she performed as a go-go dancer at a local gay bar. Although her characters tended to be Gothic, she also played witty, valley girl roles. She has performed in various other movies including "All About Evil" (2010) where she played the role of Linda and has starred as the guest judge in a number of TV shows like "Halloween Wars" (2019). Recently, she has released a new song as her iconic Halloween character, set to the tune of Madonna’s "Holiday". Additionally, she is also the recipient of numerous awards and honors such as the Vincent Price Award in 2018 at the "Hollywood Horror Festival".

Famous For

  • Being an American actress, writer, and singer.
  • For playing cult icon Elvira, Mistress of the Dark. 

Cassandra Peterson, a famous actress

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Early Life of Cassandra Peterson

On 17th September 1951, Cassandra Peterson took birth in Manhattan, Kansas, the U.S. to Dale Peterson (father) though she has not shared much about her mother. Whereas, her current residence is in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States. She holds an American nationality and American-white ethnicity. Analogously, she is from Christianity religion. Virgo is her star sign and white is her race. She celebrates her birthday on 17th September of every year and she had celebrated her 69th birthday as of 2020. She attended Palmer High School in Colorado Springs in Colorado, graduating from there in 1969. 

Career of Cassandra Peterson

  • Cassandra Peterson commenced her acting career by starring a small role as a showgirl in the James Bond film "Diamonds Are Forever" (1971) and played a topless dancer in the film "The Working Girls" (1974) as well as landed a small part in the film "Roma" (1972).
  • She wrote the cover of "Femme Fatales" magazine five times though her popularity reached its zenith with the release of the 1988 feature film "Elvira: Mistress of the Dark".
  • Similarly, she also wrote again in collaboration with Paragon and co-produced "Elvira's Haunted Hills" in November 2000 which was shot in Romania for just under one million dollars, whereas "Elvira's Haunted Hills" had its official premiere in Hollywood on 5th July 2002.
  • In September 2010, "Elvira's Movie Macabre" returned to television syndication in the U.S., this time with public domain films, and was also revealed that a new series of thirteen episodes had been produced, "13 Nights of Elvira" for Hulu in October 2014 which started on 19th October 2014.
  • After then, she kicks off hosting a home video series called "ThrillerVideo" in 1985 which was a division of International Video Entertainment (IVE) which got success and led to a second video set, "Elvira's Midnight Madness", released through Rhino Home Video. 
  • Then, a DVD horror-film collection called "Elvira's Box" of Horrors was released in 2004, marking Elvira's return to horror-movie hosting after a ten-year absence.
  • Furthermore, she has starred in comic books from DC Comics, Eclipse Comics, and Claypool Comics though it was announced on 18th July 2017  that a new licensing agreement was made with Dynamite Entertainment for a multitude of new Elvira-related merchandise, including a new comic book series, trading cards, posters, lithographs, card games, and board games. Whereas, Dynamite formally announced that a new comic book series, "Elvira: Mistress of the Dark". 
  • Three Elvira novels have also been published by Berkley Books at the beginning of 1996, "Transylvania 90210", "Camp Vamp", and "The Boy Who Cried Werewolf" which were republished and made available as e-books in 2018.
  • As well, a number of Elvira-themed computer games were produced: "Elvira: Mistress of the Dark", "Elvira 2: The Jaws of Cerberus", and "Elvira: The Arcade Game" in the late of  1980s and early 1990s whereas she also stars in "Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare" "Absolution" released in 2017.
  • In addition, she started a series of Elvira calendars featuring characteristically provocative and campy poses in macabre settings in the early 1990s through one calendar photo is seen throughout the video game "Blood".
  • Besides, she has also portrayed non-Elvira roles in many other films, most notably "Pee-wee's Big Adventure" in 1985.
  • Peterson plans to launch her autobiography in October 2020.
  • As a piece of fresh news, she has released a new song as her iconic Halloween character, set to the tune of Madonna's "Holiday". On Tuesday, Cassandra reprised her popular role as Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, for a new Halloween-themed music video. 
  • "I'm the Queen of Halloween / COVID-19 ruined everything / If they cancel Halloween cause we're still in quarantine, it would make me so mad / It would suck, it would suck so bad," Elvira sings in the video. "Imagine if you will, no costumes, candy or celebration / 'Cause everybody's still in self-isolation," she continues.

Cassandra Peterson is best known for her portrayal of the horror hostess character Elvira, Mistress of the Dark

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Awards and Achievements of Cassandra Peterson

Cassandra Peterson is one of the famous and victorious TV personalities in America. She has been nominated for many awards like Saturn Awards and Raspberry Awards. But she has only gained the Spirit of Silver Lake Award and Vincent Price Award. Due to her hard work, she can achieve many awards in the coming days.

Personal Life of Cassandra Peterson

Reflecting on Cassandra Peterson's personal life, she is a married woman.  She was married to musician Mark Pierson in 1981. The couple was dating each other for a very long time but their relationship did not long last the couple got divorced on 14th February 2003. She has long lists of boyfriends in the past. Of course, she's stunning, she's popular and irresistible, and so it's quite natural to have men follow her everywhere. She's as beautiful in her real life as she appears in her pictures. She has also one daughter, Sadie Pierson who was born on 12th October 1994. Furthermore, talking about her sexual orientation, she is straight. 

Cassandra Peterson with her husband, Mark Pierson and their kid

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Net Worth of Cassandra Peterson

Cassandra Peterson is among those few individuals that have such a wide range of experience and remains true to whatever she embarks on to. She has reached great heights in her career already and she still has a lot more to do. Moving towards her net worth, her worth is around $4.5 million as of 2020 though she also earns a handsome amount of salary too which is also in millions of dollars per year. She has done very well when it comes to acting, and apart from acting, she is an accomplished model singer and dancer who started making money at a very tender age. In addition, her main source of income is from acting, and writing career and she is happy and satisfied with her profession as well as her earnings too.

Body Measurement of Cassandra Peterson

Cassandra Peterson stands at a perfect height of 5 ft 7 in or 170 cm whereas her body weight is around 58 kg or 128 lbs. She had the perfect body combined with good looks. She could carry off any look with great simplicity. Beautiful woman, Cassandra has light brown hair and blue eyes. Her usual exercise schedule has guided her to be in a marvelous body posture with an appropriate body measurement of 38-26-37 inches (97-66-94 cm) through her body measurement type is average. She also definitely has a pretty face and a magnetic personality which has cast a spell over her viewers over the years. Furthermore, she scalded by boiling water when she was a toddler, and required skin grafts to over 35% of her body, spending three months in the hospital. And, she was also teased at school over her scars and jokingly added that her Elvira costume "showed only the good bits".