Colorado Springs iconic character says Covid-19 ruined everything
By Rob Carrigan, email@example.com
According to latest reports, Colorado Springs actress and Halloween icon, Elvira is coming out retirement.
"If there's a solid reason for staying out of the sun like a vampire, it's Elvira's stunning face," says
"After nearly five decades as an entertainer — dancer, singer, actress
and, most recognizably, horror icon Elvira — Peterson is stepping away
from the limelight to pursue other projects. She’ll take a final bow
Oct. 31 at one of her career’s more enduring venues, Knott’s Berry Farm,
where’s she’s headlined the Halloween show for 21 of the last 36 years," Earls' story said.
According to Classmates.com:
"While at Palmer High School, she participated in choir. Peterson’s early career was colorful, including stints as a go-go dancer, lead singer of an Italian rock band, and member of the improvisational and sketch comedy troupe The Groundlings. In 1981, she auditioned to be the new host of a Los Angeles-based television program, formerly called Fright Night, that showed low-budget horror films. She won the role and introduced the TV audience to Elvira, who wore a low-cut black gown and black beehive wig and offered sarcastic commentary to accompany the often-campy movies. The newly-revamped show, now called Elvira’s Movie Macabre, became a hit and led to many licensed Elvira products and two movies. Peterson has also acted in other films, including Diamonds are Forever and Pee-wee’s Big Adventure.