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Whatever Happened To: Vampira
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Real Name:

Maila Nurmi

Nickname:

Vampira

Category: Show Biz
Submitted By: stuntpope
Posted Date: May 22, 2004
Last Updated: October 13, 2011
 
 
Vampira
Claim to fame: Vampira rose to fame in the 1950s as the sexy horror-movie hostess on late-night TV. Pre-dating Elvira by 30 years. Vampira was later blacklisted and reduced to appearing in "independent" productions. Her most famous being the mute "ghoul woman" in the "worst movie of all time" Edward D. Wood's Plan Nine from Outer Space.
 
 
Vampira
Where are they now? She survived the 1960s & 1970s working variously as a maid, a jewelry saleslady and doing bit parts in "B" movies. Since the resurgence of the popularity of Edward D.Wood Jr in the 1980s & 1990s Vampira found herself in demand at film festivals and documentary shows. She lives in Los Angeles and presently hosts her own website Vampira's Attic.
 
 
 
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SWIGGY said:
December 10, 2008 2:03 AM
On January 10, 2008, Nurmi (Vampira) died of natural causes at her home in Hollywood, aged 85.
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Submitted by: stuntpope  - 05/22/2004
Beautiful, Canadian-born actress of the 1940s & 1950s actually "retired" in the late 1950s to devote herself to her marriage and childrearing. Her "comeback" in the 1960s catapu...
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Submitted by: stuntpope  - 05/24/2004
Dave Loggins wrote and sang Please Come To Boston in 1974, peaked in the US at #5. Cousin of Kenny Loggins.