Cassandra Peterson is an American actress. She portrayed the role of the horror hostess character Elvira, Mistress of the Dark. Additionally, she also sang in an Italian pop-rock band and had a small part in Federico Fellini’s 1972 movie ‘Roma’.
Early Life, Childhood and Education
Cassandra Peterson was born in Manhattan, Kansas on September 17, 1951. In her childhood years, she pulled a tub of boiling Easter eggs off of the stove, burning over a third of her body and leaving her visibly scarred.
Later, her family moved to Colorado Springs, Colorado. Additionally, she was shy throughout her early life. Her mother ran a costume shop and frequently used her as a model. Talking about her education, Cassandra attended General William J.
Palmer High School. Later, she graduated in 1969. Additionally, she also graduated from Palmer High School.
Career, Salary and Net Worth
Initially, Cassandra performed in local clubs as a dancer while still in high school. Later, she auditioned for a show called ‘Vive Les Girls’ at the Dunes Hotel during spring break 1969. Next, she sang in an Italian pop-rock band and had a small part in Federico Fellini’s 1972 movie ‘Roma’.
After moving to the United States, she posed photo shoots for Playboy magazine. She later joined the Groundlings improv troupe in 1979.KHJ-TV hired Cassandra in the spring of 1981 to host the Movie Macabre series for $350 a week.
Additionally, she made a number of guest appearances on different TV shows and movies as Elvira and became the first female to host a national beer ad campaign. Elvira is a character that she plays. She also co-wrote, produced and starred in a feature-length film called ‘Elvira, Mistress of the Dark’ in 1988.
She was a popular character throughout the 1990s and 2000s.Cassandra hosted her own reality TV show, ’The Search for the New Elvira’ in 2007. Although in her 60s, she is still going strong as Elvira. All in all, she has more than 90 credits as an actress for her appearances in movies and television series.
Cassandra was nominated for the Saturn Award in 1990 as Best Actress for ‘Elvira: Mistress of the Dark’. Additionally, she won the Spirit of Silver Lake Award in 2001. Furthermore, she also won the Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards in 2011.Cassandra has not revealed her current salary. However, her net worth is estimated to be around $ 2.5 million.
Rumors, and Controversy
Her character Elvira attracted a fair amount of controversies over the years because of the nature of the character. Currently, there are no rumors concerning her and her career.
Talking about her body measurement, Cassandra has a height of 1.7m. Additionally, she weighs 152 lbs (69 kg). Furthermore, she has a body measurement of 38-26-37 inches (97-66-94 cm). Her shoe size is 9 and dress size is 10. She has red hair and blue eyes.
Social Media Profile
Cassandra’s character Elvira has a huge number of fan following on various social media sites. She has more than 314k followers on Instagram. Similarly, her Facebook page has more than 500k followers. In addition, she also has more than 160k followers on Twitter.