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Cassandra Peterson is a Actor and Scriptwriter American born on 17 september 1951 at Manhattan (USA)

Cassandra Peterson

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Birth name Cassandra Peterson
Nationality USA
Birth 17 september 1951 (68 years) at Manhattan (USA)

Cassandra Peterson (born September 17, 1951) 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 Elvira's Movie Macabre, a weekly horror movie presentation. Her wickedly vampish appearance is offset by her comical character, quirky and quick-witted personality, and Valley girl-type speech.


Peterson briefly dated Elvis Presley when she was 17.

In a 2008 interview, Peterson claimed that she lost her virginity to Tom Jones and needed stitches due to him being an aggressive lover.

She married her personal manager, Mark Pierson, in 1981. They divorced in 2003.

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John Paragon
John Paragon
(6 films)
Del Howison
Del Howison
(3 films)
Julia  Sweeney
Julia Sweeney
(1 films)
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Filmography of Cassandra Peterson (32 films)

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Lego Scooby-Doo!: Haunted Hollywood, 1h15
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Crime, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Jeu, Film d'animation mettant en scène un animal, Films about dogs, Zombie films, Films about toys, Comedy horror films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Frank Welker, Matthew Lillard, Grey DeLisle, Kate Micucci, Dee Bradley Baker, Scott Menville
Roles Drella Diabolique (voice)
Rating59% 2.977232.977232.977232.977232.97723
Un mystérieux fantôme terrorise les studios hollywoodiens Brickton, spécialisés dans les films d'horreur et menacés de fermeture. Les Mystères associés, qui ont remporté un séjour à Hollywood à la suite d'un concours, enquêtent sur place. Ils découvrent que le fantôme est en fait une imitation du cavalier sans tête, un personnage mythique de film...
Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films, 1h46
Genres Documentary
Themes Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry
Actors Menahem Golan, Molly Ringwald, Yoram Globus, Dolph Lundgren, Bo Derek, Marina Sirtis
Roles Herself
Rating73% 3.697793.697793.697793.697793.69779
Mélangeant interviews, extraits de films et images d’archives, ce documentaire retrace l’histoire de la société de production Cannon Films, créée par Menahem Golan et Yoram Globus. Dans les années 1980, ces deux producteurs ont sans aucun doute produit les plus grands nanars du cinéma, s’emparant de force de la machine hollywoodienne, et changeant à jamais l’histoire du cinéma bis.
Rewind This!, 1h34
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Films about films, Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry, Documentary films about films
Actors Atom Egoyan, Cassandra Peterson, Lloyd Kaufman, Mamoru Oshii, Frank Henenlotter, Kevin Tenney
Roles Herself
Rating70% 3.545873.545873.545873.545873.54587
Rewind This ! est un documentaire consacré au boom des VHS, de la révolution que l'apparition et la prolifération des cassettes vidéos ont entrainé, et leurs conséquences aujourd'hui. Un film drôle, nostalgique, qui parvient à raconter une certaine histoire du cinéma de genre et de cinéma bis, et où interviennent Cassandra 'Elvira' Peterson, Frank Henenlotter ou encore Mamoru Oshii.
All About Evil, 1h38
Directed by Peaches Christ
Origin USA
Genres Horror comedy, Horror
Themes Comedy horror films
Actors Natasha Lyonne, Thomas Dekker, Cassandra Peterson, Noah Segan, Jack Donner, Mink Stole
Roles Linda
Rating60% 3.0461653.0461653.0461653.0461653.046165
Shy librarian Deborah Tennis (Natasha Lyonne) takes over her father's old decrepit cinema in attempt to protect the family from the shame of bankruptcy. In the process, she discovers her inner filmmaker -- and serial killer -- with the help of her assistant Mr. Twigs (Jack Donner), the insane twins Veda and Vera (Jade and Nikita Ramsey), and a robber (Noah Segan).
The Haunted World of El Superbeasto, 1h17
Directed by Doug Lawrence, Rob Zombie
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Horror comedy, Action, Horror, Animation, Pornographic
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films
Actors Tom Papa, Geoffrey Lewis, Sheri Moon Zombie, Paul Giamatti, Tom Kenny, Rob Paulsen
Roles Amber (voice)
Rating59% 2.9515452.9515452.9515452.9515452.951545
The film follows the adventures of El Superbeasto (Tom Papa), a suave, yet violent exploitation film actor/director and former masked wrestler, and his sultry "sidekick" and sister, the super-agent Suzi-X (Sheri Moon Zombie), as they prevent the evil Dr. Satan (Paul Giamatti) from taking over the world by marrying the foul-mouthed stripper Velvet Von Black (Rosario Dawson) with the mark of the devil on her backside. The adventure, set in the mythic world of Monsterland, also features Murray the Robot (Brian Posehn), Suzi-X's sidekick and vehicle, based on the robot featured in the 1939 serial The Phantom Creeps starring Bela Lugosi.
Red Riding Hood, 1h22
Directed by Randal Kleiser
Genres Horror, Musical
Themes Films about animals, Wolves in film, Musical films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Lainie Kazan, Henry Cavill, Andrea Bowen, Daniel Roebuck, Debi Mazar, Cassandra Peterson
Roles Hunter's mother
Rating34% 1.726381.726381.726381.726381.72638
A typical teenaged girl obsessed with boy bands who is planning to sneak out tonight and meet up with her friends is treated to the story of Little Red Riding Hood by her babysitting grandmother. She and her brother repeatedly offer suggestions on how to spice up the story.
Elvira's Haunted Hills, 1h30
Directed by Sam Irvin
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Comedy, Horror comedy, Horror
Themes Ghost films, Comedy horror films
Actors Richard O'Brien, Mary Scheer, Cassandra Peterson, Robert Dornhelm, Rob Paulsen
Roles Elvira, Mistress of the Dark
Rating58% 2.9474852.9474852.9474852.9474852.947485
Carpathia, 1851: Elvira and her maidservant Zou Zou (Mary Jo Smith), are on their way to a can-can revue in Paris, when they get kicked out of an inn for a slight monetary discrepancy. After making their way out of the village they are rescued by a Dr. Bradley Bradley (Scott Atkinson), who takes her to stay at the castle in the hills high above the village. While there she meets the residents and discovers she happens to resemble the count's (Richard O'Brien) former deceased wife.
Dear God
Dear God (1996)
, 1h52
Directed by Garry Marshall
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Escroquerie
Actors Greg Kinnear, Laurie Metcalf, Maria Pitillo, Tim Conway, Héctor Elizondo, Jon Seda
Roles Herself
Rating55% 2.7504252.7504252.7504252.7504252.750425
Tom Turner, a con artist, is busted working cons to pay off his gambling debt to a loan shark. He is sentenced by the judge to find a full-time job by the end of the year and keep it, or be sent to jail. He finds work at the post office sorting mail in the dead letter office. Surrounded by quirky coworkers, Tom finds out what happens to letters addressed to the Easter bunny, Elvis, and God, and out of curiosity reads one of the letters sent to God. While reading the letter, sent by a needy single mother, Tom drops his paycheck and it is mailed back to the single mother. When Tom comes to retrieve his paycheck he sees the good it has done and leaves, not knowing that his burnt out workaholic lawyer coworker sees him doing so. Believing Tom sent the money on purpose, she rallies the rest of the dead letter office workers to continue what Tom has started. Tom, becoming the unwilling leader of the group, starts answering more and more letters sent to the post office asking God for help. Hilarity ensues as the group answers more prayers, enriching people's lives, while Tom tries to find love with a coffee bar waitress and keep out of jail.
It's My Party, 1h50
Directed by Randal Kleiser
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about sexuality, Films about suicide, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, Sida et LGBT, HIV/AIDS in film, LGBT-related film
Actors Eric Roberts, Margaret Cho, Bruce Davison, Lee Grant, Devon Gummersall, George Segal
Roles Party Guest
Rating70% 3.546313.546313.546313.546313.54631
It's My Party chronicles a two-day party hosted by Nick Stark (Eric Roberts) who, having been diagnosed with progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy, will fall into a state of mental lapse lasting for months until his death. He decides instead to host a party for his family and friends, at the end of which he will commit suicide by taking Seconal.
Acting on Impulse, 1h33
Directed by Sam Irvin
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Erotic thriller
Themes Films about sexuality, Films about television, Erotic films, Erotic thriller films
Actors C. Thomas Howell, Linda Fiorentino, Nancy Allen, Patrick Bauchau, Peter Lupus, Tom Wright
Roles Roxy
Rating61% 3.0527853.0527853.0527853.0527853.052785
Suite à une querelle avec son agent et avec son producteur, Susan, une star du cinéma d'horreur érotique, part s'isoler dans un hôtel de luxe. Le soir même, elle est au bras de Paul Steven, un homme d'affaire fiancé. Lorsque le producteur de Susan et la fiancée de Paul sont retrouvés morts, les soupçons se portent tout naturellement sur la jeune actrice.