Elvira: My Bad Mistress of The Darkby Ed_Jones_XLIX2 | created - 20 Sep 2018 | updated - 21 Sep 2018 | Public
Cassandra Peterson was born in Manhattan, Kansas, and grew up in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She began her career at age 17 as the youngest showgirl in Las Vegas history in the show "Vive Les Girls" at the Dunes Hotel. After receiving advice from "The King" himself, Elvis Presley, she traveled to Europe where she pursued a career as a singer and actor. She worked in several Italian films, including Federico Fellini's Roma (1972) and performed throughout Europe as lead singer of an Italian rock band.
Upon returning to the United States, she toured the country as star of her own musical-comedy show, "Mama's Boys". She eventually settled in Hollywood, where she spent four and a half years with L.A.'s foremost improvisational comedy group, The Groundlings. In 1981, she auditioned for the role of horror hostess: on a local Los Angeles television station. Her show, Movie Macabre (1981), and her newly created character, Elvira, became an overnight sensation.
Cassandra spent over three decades solidifying the Elvira brand and building it into an international cult icon that has become synonymous with Halloween and the horror genre. Elvira was all about having fun being "Bad". After voting, please discuss here.
Out of all her appearances in Movies, both Theatrical and TV (Not TV Series), which was her "My Bad"?
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1. Stroker Ace (1983)
PG | 96 min | Action, Comedy, Romance
The title character, a popular NASCAR driver, clashes with the fried-chicken mogul that sponsors his racing team.
Votes: 3,350 | Gross: $13.00M
With the late Burt Reynolds.
Girl with Lugs
2. 3-D TV (1985 TV Movie)
Drama, Horror, Mystery
Elvira presents the horror movie, The Mad Magician in 3-D.
Star: Cassandra Peterson
3. Cheech and Chong's Next Movie (1980)
R | 99 min | Comedy, Crime, Sci-Fi
The two stoners and their friends go through another series of crazy, drug-influenced misadventures.
Votes: 11,204 | Gross: $41.68M
4. Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985)
PG | 91 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
When eccentric man-child Pee-wee Herman gets his beloved bike stolen in broad daylight, he sets out across the U.S. on the adventure of his life.
Votes: 47,264 | Gross: $40.90M
5. Elvira: Mistress of the Dark (1988)
PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Horror
Upon arriving in a small town where she has inherited a rundown mansion, a famous horror hostess battles an evil uncle, and townspeople who want her burned at the stake.
Votes: 12,116 | Gross: $5.60M
6. Elvira's Haunted Hills (2001)
PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Horror
Spooky high jinks abound when Elvira finds herself spending the night in a mysterious castle en route to 1851 Paris.
Elvira, Mistress of the Dark / Lady Elura Hellsubus
7. Her Morbid Desires (2008 Video)
A model comes out to Hollywood to star in a vampire movie and finds out that someone is killing the young starlets in the making of a film.
8. The Scream (2009 Video)
184 min | Comedy, Horror
Hosted by Melissa Bacelar with her pet zombie "Z" played by J.C. Taylor. The madness takes place in their dungeon complete with their own electric chair and bubbling cauldron full of body ... See full summary »
Maybe 5 people have seen this!! Poll author has! Elvira of course
9. First Period (2013)
100 min | Comedy
New girl Cassie (Brandon Alexander III) and outcast Maggie (Dudley Beene) are easily the most awkward girls in high school. Together, they decide the way to win the hearts of the cute boys ... See full summary »