Thursday, January 17, 2008

Maila Nurmi 1921-2008



Maila Nurmi, aka Vampira, passed away in her sleep January 10th at age 86.

Her Vampira, the inspiration for Cassandra Petersen's "Elvira", was itself inspired by Charles Addams' Morticia.

If you're interested, a bio and some creepy old videos of Vampira can be found at Wonderful Wonderblog.com

RIP, Vampira.

8 comments:

Eyes said...

I've never heard of her before, thanks for sharing... What a tiny waistline!

cube said...

She was an icon in my upbringing, but then again, I've always maintained that my POV was a bit twisted...

I've missed her movies for a long time.

Annie said...

very interesting!

WomanHonorThyself said...

aw..reminds me of Yvonne de Carlo.;)

cube said...

annie: Glad you liked it.

angel: Yes she does. It seemed to me that DeCarlo passed away recently, but it was back in January 2007! Gosh, time flies.

Brooke said...

Wow, it doesn't seem that Vampira would be 86!

RIP, Lady!

Mr. Fabulous said...

I think I dated her...

cube said...

brooke: Hard to believe.

mr. fab: lol. Robbing the cradle is bad enough, but robbing the grave is unthinkable ;-)