The Mistress of the Night visits Post Mortem! Cassandra Peterson, better known to the horror community as the iconic Elvira, is on the slab this week to talk about how she went from Vegas showgirl to horror hostess and The Queen of Halloween!POST MORTEM WITH MICK GARRIS on the FANGORIA Podcast Network.
Cassandra Peterson is an actress, comedian and entrepreneur born in Manhattan Kansas in 1951. She is best known for her longtime portrayal of the legendary horror hostess character Elvira, Mistress Of The Dark, which she created for local Los Angeles television station KHJ-TV in the early 1980s. Her sexy gothic look, dark humor and Valley Girl speak were an instant hit, attracting a national audience for Elvira’s Movie Macabre, her weekly horror movie show, and making Peterson the only nationally syndicated horror host in history.
Join us for a tell-all interview with the Queen of Halloween as she discusses the ups and downs of her fascinating life and career — from go-go dancer at the age 14 to Vegas showgirl at 17, hanging out with Jimi Hendrix, dating Elvis and losing her virginity to Tom Jones, joining the Groundlings with her friend Paul Reubens, balancing being a brand and a personal life, as well as some horrific casting couch experiences, #MeToo moments, divorce and and how she overcame it all to ultimately become an icon.
Cassandra Peterson (Elvira, Mistress of the Dark) chats with Chris about weird dreams, the time she went on a date with Elvis and she tells stories about her early days on the road. She also talks about an accident she endured as a kid, where the idea for Elvira came from her and her new Elvira, Mistress of the Dark book!