Every year, I have to spend another hour working out. Pretty soon I’ll be spending eight hours working out just to fit in the costume. I have the feeling that the minute I stop doing the character, boom, Roseanne Barr.
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|Birth:||17th September, 1951|
Cassandra Peterson was born in Manhattan, Kansas. She is an American actress best known for her portrayal of the horror hostess character Elvira, Mistress of the Dark. She gained fame on Los Angeles television station KHJ wearing a black, gothic, revealing, cleavage-enhancing gown as host of Movie Macabre, a weekly horror movie presentation. She has also played non-Elvira roles in many other films, most notably Pee-wee's Big Adventure with friend and fellow Groundling Paul Reubens and Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold starring Richard Chamberlain and Sharon Stone. During the 1970s, Peterson also modeled for several men's magazines, such as High Society, Man's Delight and Modern Man. She auditioned for the role of Ginger Grant for the third Gilligan's Island television movie in 1981, shortly before KHJ-TV offered her the horror-host position. She also was a personality on Los Angeles radio station KROQ 106.7 from 1982 to 1983.
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