Elvira's Cassandra Peterson

Today marks Cassandra Peterson's (aka "Elvira) birthday. It is also my birthday today. 

Both of us love horror, have a sassy sense of humor and red hair. Perhaps there is something about being born on this day that brings up a darker tongue-in-cheek aspect.

Her life has been more interesting than anyone would know including being a showgirl/dancer, a lead singer in rock bands in Europe, even briefly dating Elvis, and then moving into acting, and eventually landing the unique and greatly-loved role as "Elvira," hostess to horror movies.

Happy birthday, Cassandra! You are beloved for daring to take on the world in many original roles, the most beloved of which is Elvira -