Cassandra Peterson is an American Actress who has best been known for her excellent portrayal of horror hostess character ‘Elvira Mistress of the Dark.’ Her fame came when she hosted Elvira Movie Macabre, a weekly horror movie presentation show. Her excellent appearance is an offset by her comical character, quirky and more so her quick-witted personality. Here is a quick summary of net worth, career and earnings of Cassandra Peterson in 2019.
Early Life & Biography
Cassandra was born in 1951 on September 17th in Manhattan, Kansas. Cassandra grew up near the Randolph, Kansas until this area was flooded to come up with Tuttle Creek Reservoir. Later, her family would move to Colorado Springs, Colorado. According to an interview in 2011, she stated that when she was growing up, she felt fascinated by horror themed toys. When she reached her teens, she worked as a go dancer in a local gay bar. She graduated from General William J Palmer High School in the year 1969.
She is a vegetarian and has appeared in various Halloween for the PETA adverts. In 2008, during an interview, she claimed that she lost her virginity to Tom Jones and that she needed a few stitches after that as she was an aggressive lover. She got married to her manager, Mark Pierson, in 1981. The two sired a daughter who was born in 1994, and nine years later, they got divorced.
Career, Awards & Nominations
She signed her debut contract with the Viva Las Vegas after she had turned 17 years old. Here, she worked as a showgirl in the hotel. In the 1970s, she moved to Italy where she worked in various Italian Bands. The first film that she featured in was ‘Diamonds are forever’ which had James Bond as the Starling. In 1972, she met Federico Fellini who assigned her a role in a film titled ‘Roma.’ Her skills when it came to acting grew and in 1974, she had another in a film dubbed ‘The Working Girls’, where she played the role of a topless dancer.
After some time, she decided to return to the United States where she joined a band ‘Mamma Boys,’ and they used to perform in various nightclubs and also in discos across the country. In 1979, she became part of ‘The Groundlings,’ which was a Los Angeles Troupe. Her beautiful body has seen her model for very men magazines and at the same time work with various radio stations.
Net Worth & Earnings
Cassandra Peterson net worth is over $4.5 million. She has done very well when it comes to acting, and apart from acting, she is an accomplished model singer and dancer who started making money at a very tender age.
Cassandra Peterson is a woman of many talents who has handled the various careers she has had with absolute sobriety. She has been involved in various charity activities to advance assist in improving the animal welfare and also in Aid Charity events.