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Maila Nurmi

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.

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.

One response to “Maila Nurmi”

  1. SWIGGY says:

    On January 10, 2008, Nurmi (Vampira) died of natural causes at her home in Hollywood, aged 85.

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