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Elvira, Mistress of the Dark (official). likes · talking about this. The only official Facebook page for Elvira 'Mistress of the Dark'. Before she was the famed '80s horror show hostess Elvira, Cassandra Peterson was a Las Vegas showgirl with big dreams. While working as a topless dancer, Peterson tells “Oprah: Where Are They Now?” she caught the eye of one of her idols. “I was a big groupie,” Peterson says in the above video.
Synopsis. Born in Kansas in , Cassandra Peterson worked as a dancer in Las Vegas and a pop singer in Italy before she landed her most famous acting role. In the s she began hosting a television series as the vampy character Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, and has been known for the character. Cassandra Peterson has been playing Elvira, the self-proclaimed Mistress of the Dark and horror movie hostess, for 35 years, and she's been attending Comic-Con as the character for longer than she can remember. “I was going through my records trying to find the first Comic-Con I came to, and it was in.