Cassandra Peterson

Actress best known for her alter ego, Elvira. Mistress of the Dark, the TV ‘b’ movie horror hostess.• Briefly dated Elvis Presley.

• In 1972, she had a part in Fellini’s Roma.

• She is supposedly the woman on the front of the Tom Waits’ album Small Change – though claims to have no memory of having done this.

• She featured in fellow contributor Pee Wee Herman’s film Pee Wee’s Big Adventure in 1986.

Cassandra to her 16 year old self

”Not many 16 year olds live on their own, go to high school and make a living dancing in bars at night.”

Quotable Cassandra: “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.”

Cassandra was 16 in 1967, the year that…

The 6-day Arab-Israeli war was fought and boxer Mohammad Ali was stripped of his heavyweight title after refusing induction to the US army.


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