Actress Cassandra Peterson is best known for her on-screen horror hostess
character Elvira, Mistress of the Dark. She gained fame on Los Angeles TV
station KHJ as host of Movie Macabre, a weekly horror movie show. During
her teens in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Peterson worked as a go-go
dancer at a local bar. After graduating from high school, she moved to Las
Vegas, Nevada, where she became a showgirl at The Dunes. She had a
small role as a showgirl in the 1971 James Bond film Diamonds Are
Forever. Cassandra reportedly dated Elvis Presley for a short.