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Cassandra Peterson is a successful and talented actress. She is mostly famous for her character Elvira and gained fame in the movie entitled Movie Macabre. During her career as an actress Cassandra has won the Spirit of Silver Lake Award and was nominated for the Saturn Award. So how rich is Cassandra Peterson. It has been estimated that Cassandra’s net worth is 2.5 million dollars. This sum of money has mainly come from her career as an actress. As Peterson continues appearing in different kind of shows there is also a chance that Cassandra Peterson’s net worth will grow in the future.

Cassandra Peterson Net Worth $2.5 Million

Cassandra Peterson, also known to the world as Elvira, was born in 1951, in Kansas. From a very young age Cassandra was interested in things which were of a horror theme. It can be seen that later it had a huge impact on her career. When Peterson was a teenager she was a go-go dancer. Her first appearance in a film was in ‘Diamonds are Forever’, directed by Guy Hamilton. Although it was quite a small role it was still a good start for Peterson. Before her success as an actor, Cassandra was a part of The Snails and Latins Ochanats, two Italian bands. There she was noticed by Federico Fellini, who suggested a role in the movie directed by him, entitled Roma. When Peterson came back to the United States she started to perform with Mammas Boys, a musical act where she also came up with the idea of Elvira’s character. Cassandra’s net worth started to grow from that time.

Probably the most successful time for Peterson was when she got an opportunity to create a vampire look and when the character of Elvira was born. Elvira’s character was a sexy kind of vampire and gained a lot of popularity and success very quickly. This character became a brand as many things were made in association with Elvira. There is no surprise that this had a huge impact on the growth of Cassandra Peterson’s net worth. In 1988 a movie, entitled ‘Elvira, Mistress of the Dark’ was released and made Cassandra even more popular. Before that, in 1985 Cassandra became a host of ‘Thriller Video’, a home video series. It was so successful that a DVD, called ‘Elvira’s Box of Horrors’ was released. This of course also added to the growth of Peterson’s net worth.

In addition to this, there were also many comic books created that involved the character of Elvira. This only shows how popular this character was. Other movies and television shows that Cassandra appeared in include, ‘The Fall Guy’, ‘The Tony Danza Show’, ‘Red Riding Hood’, ‘Medium’ and many others. All these appearances also added to Cassandra Peterson’s net worth.

All in all, it could be said that Cassandra is a talented actress and has created one of the most famous characters in the industry. Elvira’s character gained huge success and it brought Peterson acclaim among others in the industry. There is also a chance that Cassandra will appear in other movies and television shows in the future. If this happens there is no doubt that her fans will enjoy it.


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Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Lego Scooby-Doo!: Haunted Hollywood 2016 Video Drella Diabolique (voice)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2013-2016 TV Series Ms. Campbell / Utrom Queen / Computer Voice
13 Nights of Elvira 2014 TV Series Elvira / Elvira - Mistress of the Dark
Vault of the Macabre 2014 Short Elvira - Narrator
First Period 2013 Ms. Glenn
Bruno & Earlene Go to Vegas 2013 Artie Duke
Written by a Kid 2013 TV Series Mother
The Marilyn Denis Show 2011 TV Series Elvira
Last Man Standing 2011 TV Series Elvira
Elvira's Movie Macabre 2010-2011 TV Series Elvira / Elvira (as Elvira)
All About Evil 2010 Linda
Medium 2009 TV Series Allison Dubois
The Haunted World of El Superbeasto 2009 Video Amber (voice)
The Scream 2009 Video Elvira
Zombie Killer 2008 Short Elvira (voice)
Her Morbid Desires 2008 Video Elvira
Pain 2007 Video Game Elvira (voice)
The Search for the Next Elvira 2007 TV Series Elvira
The Girls Next Door 2006 TV Series Elvira - Mistress of the Dark
Tomoko's Kitchen 2006 Short Mary Mulders
Red Riding Hood 2006 Hunter's Mom
Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go! 2005 TV Series Severina
Scares & Dares 2001 TV Movie Elvira
Elvira's Haunted Hills 2001 Elvira, Mistress of the Dark / Lady Elura Hellsubus (as Elvira)
Encounter in the Third Dimension 1999 Short Elvira, Mistress of the Dark (as Elvira)
The RuPaul Show 1998 TV Series Elvira
Nash Bridges 1997 TV Series Frankie
Superstition 1997 Short Elvira
The Anti Gravity Room 1996 TV Series Elvira
Space Ghost Coast to Coast 1996 TV Series Elvira
Strange Universe 1996 TV Series Elvira
It's My Party 1996 Party Guest (uncredited)
Attack of the Killer B-Movies 1995 TV Movie Elvira
The Elvira Show 1993 TV Series Elvira, Mistress of the Dark
Acting on Impulse 1993 TV Movie Roxy
Ring of the Musketeers 1992 TV Movie Jennifer (as Cassandra Petersen)
The Ketchup Vampires 1992 TV Series Elvira
Parker Lewis Can't Lose 1992 TV Series Elvira, Mistress of the Dark
Ted & Venus 1991 Lisa
Heavy Metal Heaven 1990 TV Series Elvira
Elvira's Thriller Theatre 1989-1990 TV Series Elvira
Totally Hidden Video 1989 TV Series Elvira
On the Television 1989 TV Series Various
Just Say Julie 1989 TV Series Elvira
Elvira: Mistress of the Dark 1988 Elvira (as Elvira)
Saturday Night Live 1987 TV Series Elvira
Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold 1986 Queen Sorais
Elvira's Halloween Special 1986 TV Movie Elvira
WrestleMania 2 1986 TV Movie Elvira
The Fall Guy 1984-1985 TV Series Elvira
Echo Park 1985 Sheri
Pee-wee's Big Adventure 1985 Biker Mama
Movie Macabre 1981-1985 TV Series Elvira
Bob Hope Lampoons Television 1985 TV Movie Elvira
Get Out of My Room 1985 Elvira (segment "Born in East L.A.") (as Elvira)
Uncensored 1984 Video Skit characters
Last of the Great Survivors 1984 TV Movie Elvira
Fantasy Island 1978-1983 TV Series Esther / Ptatateetah
St. Elsewhere 1983 TV Series Judy
The Richard Simmons Show 1983 TV Series Elvira
Balboa 1983 Angie Stoddard
Stroker Ace 1983 Girl with Lugs
Alice 1983 TV Series Monique
CHiPs 1982-1983 TV Series Elvira
The Sting II 1983 O'Malley's Girl
The Paragon of Comedy 1983 TV Movie
Jekyll and Hyde... Together Again 1982 Busty Nurse
Harper Valley P.T.A. 1982 TV Series Red Head
Open All Night 1982 TV Series Taffy
King of the Mountain 1981 Neighbor
Coast to Coast 1980 Dinner Party Guest
Cheech and Chong's Next Movie 1980 Hostage (Groundling)
Beyond Westworld 1980 TV Series Dance Hall Girl
Happy Days 1979 TV Series Girl
Flying High 1979 TV Series Sexy hooker
The Working Girls 1974 Katya
Roma 1972 uncredited

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
13 Nights of Elvira 2014 TV Series producer
Elvira's Movie Macabre TV Series executive producer - 20 episodes, 2010 - 2011 producer - 18 episodes, 2010 - 2011
The Search for the Next Elvira 2007 TV Series executive producer - 1 episode
The Elvira Show 1993 TV Series producer
Movie Macabre 1981-1984 TV Series associate producer - 7 episodes

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
13 Nights of Elvira 2014 TV Series additional material
Elvira's Movie Macabre TV Series 10 episodes, 2010 - 2011 writer - 10 episodes, 2010 - 2011
Elvira's Haunted Hills 2001 character / written by
Attack of the Killer B-Movies 1995 TV Movie special material
Elvira: Mistress of the Dark 1988 written by
Elvira's Halloween Special 1986 TV Movie
Elvira's MTV Halloween Party 1984 TV Movie co-writer
Movie Macabre 1983 TV Series writer - 1 episode

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Elvira's Movie Macabre TV Series performer - 3 episodes, 2010 - 2011 writer - 1 episode, 2011
Elvira's Haunted Hills 2001 performer: "Le Music Hall" - as Elvira
Encounter in the Third Dimension 1999 Short performer: "Haunted House" - as Elvira
Elvira: Mistress of the Dark 1988 performer: "Elvira Rap" - uncredited / performer: "Here I Am" - as Elvira
Happy Days 1979 TV Series performer - 1 episode

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films 2014 Documentary our deepest appreciation
Found 2012/III special thanks
Acid Head: The Buzzard Nuts County Slaughter 2011 special thanks
Something to Scream About 2003 Video documentary thanks
Bride of Monster Mania 2000 TV Movie documentary special thanks
Attack of the 50 Foot Monster Mania 1999 TV Movie documentary special thanks
Changing Minds, Changing Times 1991 Documentary short special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
To Hell and Back: The Kane Hodder Story 2016 Documentary post-production Herself
Halloween Wars 2015-2016 TV Series Herself - Guest Judge
All Access Pass 2016 TV Series Herself
Celebrity Close-Up 2016 TV Series Herself
The Talk 2014 TV Series Herself - Guest
Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films 2014 Documentary Herself
Oprah: Where Are They Now? 2014 TV Series Herself
Why We (Heart) Vampires 2013 TV Movie documentary Herself
Face Off 2013 TV Series Elvira - Guest Judge
Rewind This! 2013 Documentary Herself - Elvira: Mistress of the Dark
RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars 2012 TV Series Herself - Guest Judge
Home & Family 2012 TV Series Herself - Guest
Counting Cars 2012 TV Series Herself
Cocktails with Stan 2012 TV Series Herself
Inside Horror 2012 TV Series Herself - Guest
RuPaul's Drag Race 2012 TV Series Herself - Guest Judge
Celebrity Ghost Stories 2011 TV Series documentary Herself
Love Lust 2011 TV Series documentary Herself
This Week in Horror 2011 TV Series Herself - Guest
American Idol 2011 TV Series Elvira - Audience Member
Let's Spend the Night Together 2010 Documentary Herself
Oddities 2010 TV Series Herself
Arias with a Twist 2010 Documentary Herself
The Secret World of Superfans 2008 Documentary Herself
Sidewalks Entertainment 2007 TV Series Herself
Chelsea Lately 2007 TV Series Herself - Round Table
The Return of the Living Dead: The Decade of Darkness 2007 Video documentary short Herself
Vampira: The Movie 2006 Video documentary Herself
I Love the '70s: Volume 2 2006 TV Series Herself
Living in TV Land 2006 TV Series documentary Herself
The Witch's Dungeon: 40 Years of Chills 2006 Video documentary Herself
I Love the Holidays 2005 TV Special documentary Herself / Elvira
I Love the 80's 3-D 2005 TV Series documentary Herself / Elvira
Playboy: Hef's Halloween Spooktacular 2005 Video documentary Herself - Hostess (as Elvira)
Monsterama: A Tribute to Horror Hosts 2004 TV Movie Herself
E! True Hollywood Story 2004 TV Series documentary Hostess
Hollywood's Creepiest Creatures 2004 TV Movie Herself - Host (as Elvira)
The Tony Danza Show 2004 TV Series Elvira
Hollywood Squares 2000-2002 TV Series Elvira
The Definitive Elvis: Elvis and Priscilla 2002 Video documentary Herself
Bride of Monster Mania 2000 TV Movie documentary Herself (as Elvira)
68th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade 1999 TV Special Herself / Elvira
The Martin Short Show 1999 TV Series Herself - Guest
The Howard Stern Radio Show 1999 TV Series Herself
Attack of the 50 Foot Monster Mania 1999 TV Movie documentary Herself (as Elvira)
Strange Universe: Aliens Are Proof 1998 Video documentary Herself
Better Homes and Gardens 1998 TV Series documentary Herself
The Gayle King Show 1998 TV Series Herself
Thrill Ride: The Science of Fun 1997 Documentary short Herself (as Elvira)
Monster Mania 1997 TV Movie documentary Herself (as Elvira)
Dear God 1996 Herself (uncredited)
The Newlywed Game 1996 TV Series Elvira
Ricki Lake 1996 TV Series Elvira
NFL Monday Night Football 1988-1996 TV Series Elvira
The 9th Annual Genesis Awards 1995 TV Special Herself - Presenter
Spooky World 1994 Video documentary short Herself
Heartstoppers: Horror at the Movies 1992 TV Movie documentary Elvira
Hulkamania 6 1991 Video Herself (as Elvira)
The Arsenio Hall Show 1989-1991 TV Series Elvira
The Horror Hall of Fame II 1991 TV Movie Herself - Presenter (as Elvira)
Thirtysomething 1990 TV Series Herself
Heavy Metal Heaven 1990 TV Series Herself - Host
The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! 1989 TV Series Herself
After Hours 1989 TV Series Elvira
The Magical World of Disney 1988 TV Special Elvira
Fangoria's Weekend of Horrors 1986 Video documentary Herself (as Elvira)
MTV Video Music Awards 1986 1986 TV Special Herself - Presenter (as Elvira)
Joan Rivers and Friends Salute Heidi Abromowitz 1985 TV Movie Herself (as Elvira)
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1982-1985 TV Series Herself - Guest / Herself
Super Bloopers and Pratical Jokes 1985 TV Series Elvira
Bob Hope Buys NBC? 1985 TV Special Elvira, Mistress of the Dark
Elvira's MTV Halloween Party 1984 TV Movie Herself - Host (as Elvira)
The 26th Annual Grammy Awards 1984 TV Special Herself
Life's Most Embarrassing Moments 1984 TV Series Elvira
Filmgore 1983 Video documentary Elvira
Thicke of the Night 1983 TV Series Elvira
Real People 1983 TV Series Elvira
Counterattack: Crime in America 1982 TV Series documentary Blackjack Dealer

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Extra 2016 TV Series Herself
Die Nacht der lebenden Idioten 2016 Short TV Host Elvira (Mistress Of The Dark)
The Professor's Scary Movie Show 2015 TV Series Herself / Elvira
RuPaul's Drag Race 2013 TV Series Herself
The Pinball Arcade 2012 Video Game Elvira (segmet 'Elvira and the Party Monsters' 'Scared Stiff')
Gaze 2010 Documentary Herself
American Scary 2006 Documentary Elvira
Saturday Night's Main Event 1986 TV Series Elvira
The Best of Sex and Violence 1982 Documentary uncredited
Famous T & A 1982 Video documentary Katya

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2001 Spirit of Silver Lake Award Los Angeles Silver Lake Film Festival

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1990 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Actress Elvira: Mistress of the Dark (1988)
1989 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst Actress Elvira: Mistress of the Dark (1988)


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#Fact
1 Has one daughter: Sadie Pierson (born 1991).
2 Inducted into the Horror Host Hall of Fame in 2012, as her character Elvira, Mistress of the Dark.
3 Auditioned for the role of Ginger Grant in the third "Gilligan's Island" television movie (1981).
4 She was the stripper in the background on the cover of Tom Waits 1976 album "Small Change".
5 Malia Nurni, the original Maila Nurmi, once sued her for stealing her character without consulting her.
6 Although she has appeared in nude layouts, she has never appeared nude as Elvira, Mistress of the Dark.
7 Has hosted the Halloween themed amusement park Knott's Scary Farm in Buena Park, California, from 1982 - 2001.
8 Was scalded by boiling water when she was five years old. Underwent 17 skin grafting operations over the course of her childhood to repair the scar tissue. Now covers some of her remaining scars (around neck and shoulders) with make-up or clothing.
9 In 2002, she licensed the name and likeness of Elvira to International Game Technologies for use in an Elvira-themed video slot machine.
10 In 1996, she licensed the name and likeness of Elvira to Midway Manufacturing (a division of WMS Gaming) for the pinball game "Scared Stiff".
11 In 1989, she licensed the name and likeness of Elvira to Midway Manufacturing (a division of WMS Gaming) for the pinball game "Elvira and the Party Monsters".
12 Former member of the improvisational comedy group The Groundlings.
13 Once was a complete vegetarian, now eats dairy plus chicken and fish.
14 Attended and graduated from Palmer High School in Colorado Springs, Colorado (1969).
15 Is a huge fan of Vincent Price, Edward D. Wood Jr. and Roger Corman.
16 The Pentagon named a Stealth computer system "Elvira" inspired by her.
17 Owns a production company in Los Angeles called Queen B Productions. She merchandises Elvira products.
18 Ranked #1 of Sci-Fi's Sexiest B-Queens, by Femme Fatales magazine (1997).
19 Her favorite movies are Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959) and Attack of the Killer Tomatoes! (1978).
20 Is the first woman who did a music video in 3D ("Superstition").
21 Is a strong supporter of gay rights and animal rights.
22 Was close friends with Vincent Price.

#Quote
1 What's rather ironic is that the Oak Ridge Boys wrote a song about me, yet we've never opened for each other. We really should, one of these days!
2 [In 2014, on Elvis Presley giving her some advice] He is one hundred percent responsible for me getting out of Vegas and going on with my career. Elvis said to me, "You don't want to stay here. This is not a town you should be in." And I don't think if that would've come from anybody but Elvis, I would've done it.
3 [In 2014, on her dream date with Elvis Presley] I was a big groupie. I loved music. I got to realize the dream of actually meeting Elvis and actually going out on a date with Elvis, so that was a dream come true for me. There was a lot of making out going on. We had a great time.
4 [on her career before she landed her "Elvira" job in 1981] I was your typical struggling actress. I went to every audition, took a million acting, dancing and singing lessons, and spent years wondering where my next meal was coming from.
5 [In 1998, reacting to being told that Monica Lewinsky liked to compare herself to Elvira] At least, I get my little black dress cleaned once in a while.

#Trademark
1 Seductive deep voice
2 Double entendre sense of humor
3 Curvaceous, buxom figure
4 Sparkling blue eyes
5 Strawberry blonde hair
6 As Elvira: Beauty mark (mole) under her right eye, black dress with the plunging neckline and slit on the right side, ruby ring, snake-shapped earrings, black fingernails, black pumps, the dagger she stores on her belt, and her bouffant hairstyle.
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