Cassandra Peterson Net Worth, Career & Full Bio (2021)

Cassandra Peterson is an American actress best known for her role as horror hostess Elvira, Mistress of the Dark on KHJ’s monthly show “Elvira’s Movie Macabre.” As of 2021, The net worth of Cassandra Peterson is estimated to be $3 Million.

Cassandra Peterson recently revealed a surprising truth in her novel, “Yours Cruelly, Elvira: Memoirs of the Mistress of the Dark.” She described her 19-year relationship with Teresa “T” Wierson in the memoir.

Net Worth$3 Million
Full NameCassandra Peterson
ProfessionActress, Singer & Writer
GenderFemale
Date of Birth17th September 1951
Birth SignVirgo
BirthplaceManhattan, Kansas
CountryUnited States
NationalityAmerican

Early Life, Family & Education

Cassandra Peterson was born in Manhattan, Kansas, on September 17, 1951. She spent three months in the hospital after being burned by boiling water. Cassandra was only a child when she was scalded by boiling water.

Since she was a child, Peterson has been more interested in horror-themed toys. She was unlike other girls who spent their time playing with Barbie dolls. Cassandra was a fourth-grader when she saw her first horror film, “House on Haunted Hill.”

Cassandra Peterson Height, Weight & Physical Stats

How tall is Cassandra Peterson? The height of Cassandra Peterson is 5 feet 6 inches, and the weight is 65 Kg or 143 lb. The eye color is Blue, and the hair color is Red.

Height5 feet 6 inches
Weight65 Kg or 143 lb
Hair ColorRed
Eye ColorBlue
TattooNo

Cassandra Peterson Net Worth & Professional Career

Cassandra began her career as a drag queen go-go dancer in a gay bar in Colorado Springs. Similarly, she acted in a few films as a showgirl.

She even made a cameo appearance as a topless dancer in the 1974 film “The Working Girls.” Peterson eventually relocated to Italy in the 1970s, where she began her singing career as the lead singer of the Italian rock bands “The Snails” and “Latins 80.”

She landed a small role in the 1972 film “Roma” and returned to the United States. Cassandra auditioned for the role of Ginger Grant in the television film “Gilligan’s Island.” She was, however, not chosen for the part. She then worked for a year at a Los Angeles radio station, KROQ-FM 106.7, from 1982 to 1982.

Peterson’s career took off after being cast as horror hostess Elvira, Mistress of the Dark on KHJ’s monthly show “Elvira’s Movie Macabre” from 1981 until 1986. The show returned in September 2010 after a two-decade hiatus. The new 13-episode series “13 Nights of Elvira” premiered on October 19, 2014. Her most recent performance was in the upcoming horror film “In Search of Darkness: Part II.”

Cassandra Peterson Net Worth

As of 2021 Cassandra Peterson’s net worth is estimated to be around $3 million. She has amassed a sizable fortune over her nearly five decades in the entertainment industry.

Cassandra paid $925,000 for a three-bedroom, three-bathroom house in Los Angeles in 2012. In 1994, she sold her 5,338-square-foot home to Brad Pitt for $1.7 million.

Cassandra Peterson Net Worth Growth in Last 3 Years

Net Worth in 2021$3 Million
Net Worth in 2020$2.7 Million
Net Worth in 2019$2.5 Million

Cassandra Peterson Personal Life

Cassandra Peterson was married to Mark Pierson, a musician. In 1981, they exchanged wedding vows. They have a kid together named Sadie Pierson. On February 14, 2003, Peterson and Pierson divorced. Following their breakup, she began seeing a woman named Teresa “T” Wierson.

In her memoir, Yours Cruelly, Elvira: Memoirs of the Mistress of the Dark, Peterson details her relationship with a gym trainer named Teresa. Cassandra said in her memoir that she was in a 19-year relationship with Teresa.

Peterson developed feelings for Teresa shortly after meeting her at a Gold’s Gym in Hollywood. She initially assumed Teresa was a guy, but when entering a ladies room, she found Teresa’s true gender.

Favorites Quotes From Cassandra Peterson

"Women like to be scared, but they don't like the blood and the gore, and especially movies that have violence and torture involving women. Women don't want to see that, I can tell you for damn sure right now." – Cassandra Peterson Click To Tweet"Horror, for me, has to involve some sort of fantasy. Horror is something that is in your dream or your nightmares." – Cassandra Peterson Click To Tweet

Social Media Information

If you are a fan of Cassandra Peterson, you can follow her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.

FacebookFacebook.com/TheRealElvira
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Summary

  • Cassandra Peterson is an American actress best known for her role as horror hostess Elvira, Mistress of the Dark on KHJ’s monthly show “Elvira’s Movie Macabre.”
  • As of 2021, The net worth of Cassandra Peterson is estimated to be $3 Million.

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