Cassandra Peterson - Updated May 2024

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Cassandra Peterson

Cassandra Peterson is a popular American actress and former model. Cassandra Peterson is famous for her role as the horror hostess character Elvira, Mistress of the Dark.

Early Life

Cassandra Peterson was born on September 17, 1951, and is currently 72 years old. She was born in Manhattan, Kansas, United States, and therefore is American by nationality. Similarly, she is from a Christian family and her zodiac sign is Virgo.

Talking about her parents, she was born to his father Dale Peterson whereas her mother’s name is not known. Likewise, there is no information regarding her siblings and other family members. She and her family moved to Colorado Springs Colorado.


Moving towards her educational details, she studied at General William J. Palmer High School. She graduated from there in 1969. In addition, she also attended Palmer High School.

Cassandra Peterson – Net Worth 2024

The popular actress has an estimated net worth of $4.5 million US dollars. She earned most of her income from her acting career. At present, she is enjoying her self-earned net worth.


Talking about her awards and nominations, she has earned 5 awards and has been nominated for 2 awards. She won an award at the Los Angeles Silver Lake Film Festival in 2001.

Similarly, she won the Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards under the category “Monster Kid Hall of Fame” (2017) and “Favorite Horror Host” (2011).

In 2012, she became the winner of the Horror Host Hall of Fame Awards for her film “Elvira: Mistress of the Dark”. Likewise, in 2018, she won the Price Award under the category “Lifetime Achievement”.

Along with this, she was also nominated for the Razzie Award in 1989 and the Saturn Award in 1990 under the category “Best Actress”‘.


Enhancing her favorite things and hobbies, she is a fan of actor Johnny Depp and actress Kate Winslet. Similarly, she loves Italian food. In addition, she loves reading, shopping, and traveling in her leisure time.

Her favorite color is pink and her dream holiday destination is Miami.

Professional Life and Career

Cassandra started her career as a dancer in local clubs. Later, in 1969, she auditioned for a show called “Vive Les Girls” at the Dunes Hotel. Also, she sang in an Italian pop-rock band. She had a small role in the movie “Roma” in 1972.

She worked for KHJ-TV as a host of the movie Macabre series for $350 a week. Similarly, she appeared as a guest on many TV shows and movies. She was the first female to host a national beer ad campaign.

Likewise, she produced and acted in a film named “Elvira, Mistress of the Dark” in 1988.

She also runs her reality TV show called “The Search for the New Elvira” and even hosted in 2007.

Cassandra Peterson

Caption: Cassandra Peterson with her vintage car (source:

Relationship Status

Cassandra Peterson is single now but had multiple relationships in the past. She was married to Mark Pierson in 1981. The couple also shared a daughter named Sadie Pierson. Unfortunately, the couple had certain difficulties in their marriage and got divorced in 2003.

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Caption: Cassandra Peterson with her ex-husband and daughter (source:

Before marriage, she had many boyfriends. She once dated an American actor Bill Cable for a short period. Later, she got related to singer Tom Jones. In 1967, she dated English musician Jimmy Page and later American singer Eric Burdon.

She also dated Elvis Presley in 1969. Later, in the same year, she also dated American guitarist Jimmi Hendrix.

Social Media

Cassandra Peterson is seen quite active on social media under the name Elvira, Mistress of the Dark. She has an Instagram account under the name “@therealelvira” with a huge 928k followers. To date, she has 17287 posts on Instagram.

Furthermore, she also has a Facebook page with more than 1.1 million followers. Lastly, she is also active on Twitter where she has over 270.8k followers.

Cassandra Peterson – Body Measurements

Talking about her physical statistics, Cassandra Peterson has maintained a proper body being an actress. She stands 5 feet 7 inches (1.7m) tall and weighs around 69 kg (152 lbs.). Her actual body measurement (Chest-Waist-Hip) is around 34-27-35 inches.

Likewise, her bra cup size is 33B and her shoe size is 8 (US). Moving on, she has beautiful red hair with a pair of stunning blue eyes.