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Among Hollywood’s initial horror glamour ladies, most widely known for starring in Ed Solid wood cult film Strategy 9 from SPACE. She worked like a dancer and vocalist around Hollywood, once crossing pathways with a Norma Jean Baker, right now referred to as Marilyn Monroe. She decked out mainly because Morticia Addams from Charles Addams’ The Addams Family members and won best prize in a masquerade ball. She was created Maila Nurmi, in Petsamo, Finland. Her uncle Paavo Nurmi a multiple Olympic medallist in range running. Legend offers it she was terminated by Mae Western from the creation of Catherine Was Great because Western feared your competition from her beauty.

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Full Name Maila Nurmi
Date Of Birth December 11, 1922
Died January 10, 2008, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States
Place Of Birth Finland
Profession Movie Actress
Education Astoria High School
Nationality American, Finnish
Spouse Chuck Reisner Jr.
Parents Aina Sofia Nurmi, Onni Syrjäniemi
Movies Plan 9 from Outer Space, I Passed for White, Sex Kittens Go to College, The Magic Sword, Population: 1, The Haunted World of Edward D. Wood, Jr., I Woke Up Early The Day I Died, American Scary, RiffTrax Live: Plan 9 from Outer Space
TV Shows The Vampira Show
Star Sign Sagittarius

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Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
No Way In2000ShortWoman at Bar (as Vampira)
I Woke Up Early the Day I Died1998Woman in Hotel Lobby
Dry1996ShortVanha nainen (as Vampira)
Horror Kung-Fu Theatre1995TV SeriesVampira
Population: 11986Mother (uncredited)
The Magic Sword1962The Hag / Sorceress
Sex Kittens Go to College1960Etta Toodie (as Vampira)
I Passed for White1960Girl Poet (uncredited)
The Big Operator1959Gina (as Vampira)
Plan 9 from Outer Space1959Vampire Girl (as Vampira)
The Beat Generation1959The Poetess (as Vampira)
Too Much, Too Soon1958Minor Role (uncredited)
Playhouse 901957TV SeriesVampira
Vampira1956TV SeriesVampira (as Vampira)
Vampira Returns1956TV SeriesVampira (as Vampira)
The Vampira Show1954TV SeriesVampira
The Red Skelton Hour1954TV SeriesVampira
My Hero1952TV SeriesLetitia
Romance on the High Seas1948Ship Passenger (uncredited)
If Winter Comes1947Guest (uncredited)

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Vampira1956TV Series
Vampira Returns1956TV Series

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Vampira1956TV Series executive producer
Vampira Returns1956TV Series executive producer

Make Up Department

Make Up Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Plan 9 from Outer Space1959Vampira makeup - uncredited

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Edición Especial Coleccionista2011TV Series in memory of - 1 episode
Frankenpimp2009special thanks - as Vampira

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Vampira: The Movie2006Video documentaryHerself (as Vampira)
American Scary2006DocumentaryHerself / 'Vampira'
Horror Kung-Fu Theatre1997-2005TV SeriesHerself / Vampira
Monsterama: A Tribute to Horror Hosts2004TV MovieHerself (as Vampira)
Dead Famous2004TV Series documentaryHerself
Biography2002TV Series documentaryHerself
Schlock! The Secret History of American Movies2001DocumentaryHerself
The Final Day2000TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
E! Mysteries & Scandals1998-1999TV Series documentaryHerself
The Haunted World of Edward D. Wood Jr.1995DocumentaryHerself (as Vampira)
Vampira1995DocumentaryHerself (as Vampira)
Flying Saucers Over Hollywood: The 'Plan 9' Companion1992Video documentaryHerself (as Vampira)
Naked Hollywood1991TV Mini-SeriesHerself (as Vampira)
The Incredibly Strange Film Show1989TV Series documentaryHerself
James Dean: The First American Teenager1975TV Movie documentaryHerself
The George Gobel Show1955TV SeriesHerself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dante's Domicile2015TV SeriesVampire Girl
Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th2013Video documentaryHerself (uncredited)
Vampira and Me2012DocumentaryHerself (as Vampira)
The 81st Annual Academy Awards2009TV SpecialHerself - Memorial Tribute (as Vampira)

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