An American pop singer, actress, and author, Cassandra Peterson is most renowned for playing the evil witch, Elvira in the animated film adaptation of her novel, The Nightmare Before Christmas. She earned popularity on late-night television, on both daytime and nighttime shows, with her appearance on Letterman and Oprah Winfrey. She has also contributed music to some films, including her self-recorded song, “The Boy Who Stole Christmas”. Cassandra Peterson has also written several books, including the stand-alone novel, The Lost Boys.
Cassandra Peterson has made eleven feature-length films, including three Halloween movies, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Elvira: The Summoning, and The Woman Who Played With Witches. She was also in the film adaptation of The Talented Mr. Knightly and appears in the Tim Burton film, Alice in Wonderland. In 2021, she released her own novel, entitled The Necromancer. Her other notable works include the horror genre novels, Dark Island, and The Dead Girl.
Cassandra Peterson Personal Information
- Real Name: Cassandra Peterson
- Nickname: Cassandra
- Date of Birth: September 17, 1951
- Birthplace: Manhattan, Kansas, United States
- Procession: Actress
- Net Worth: $3 million
- Nationality: American
- Zodiac Sign: Virgo
- Ethnicity: White
Cassandra Peterson Body Measurements
Check out below the complete details about the actress Cassandra Peterson body measurements including her height, weight, bra size, shoe size, waist, hip size and dress sizes.
- Height in Feet: 5 ft 7 in
- Height in Centimeters: 170 cm
- Weight in Kilogram: 69 Kg
- Weight in Pounds: 152 lbs
- Body Measurements: 38-26-37 inch
- Bra Size: 34D
- Waist Size: 26 inch
- Hip Size: 37 inch
- Body Build: Hourglass
- Shoe Size: 9 US
- Dress Size: 10 US
- Hair Color: Blue
- Eye Color: Blonde
Cassandra Peterson Family Details
- Father: Dale Peterson
- Mother: Unknown
- Brother: Unknown
- Sister: Unknown
Cassandra Peterson Relationship History
- Marital Status: Married
- Husband: Mark Pierson
- Children: Sadie Pierson
Cassandra Peterson Career Highlights
- First Film: Diamonds are Forever (1971)
- First TV Show: Elvira’s Movie Macabre (1981)
A talented and promising young actress who has been making movies for almost fifteen years, first portraying the lead role in the teen comedy Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, then playing Cultress in the remake of the same film, Cassandra Peterson finally gets to be on the big screen in the feature-length American Gothic Romance, released in theaters this September. She will play the role of Anna Pigeon, an American Gothic librarian who becomes obsessed with finding her lost love in the ominous town of Middletown, Connecticut. This film tells the story of how the occult and the white-collar crime collide in the sleepy town. This autumn, American Gothic fans can watch as Cassandra Peterson takes a break from acting and play a major role in the most talked about motion picture of the year. As if her performance in the movie wasn’t enough to bring American Gothic in demand, now she has also made her foray into the world of academia.
If American Vampire is the start of a major trend for the young female population, then Cassandra Peterson has been the biggest success in the last ten years. She has been one of the best known and most successful female performers in television, winning two Golden Globes and an Emmy for her work on the television show, Transparent. This move came as a surprise to many people, since American Vampire has been a mainstream hit with television insiders for quite some time. Now, Cassandra Peterson will be playing a crucial role in illuminating a subculture previously unseen by most Americans.
American Vampires have been written about in the past, but they have not been filmed on television until recently. Now, television stations across the country are showing Cassandra Peterson’s spin on the story and bringing it to life on air. Her contribution to the genre is sure to open up new doors for aspiring actresses and writers. As more people realize her potential as a character actor, she will become even more famous and this will only help increase her bank account.
Even if American Vampire isn’t the next Saw, it could very well be the next American Beauty, because of its unique appeal to the teenage girls out there. Over the past ten years, Cassandra Peterson has managed to land herself a number of roles in high-end television shows while maintaining a rather low profile. She may even be hoping to reach that million dollars mark one day.