Cassandra Peterson is a 70-year-old American actress best known for her role as horror hostess Elvira, Mistress of Darkness, in KHJ’s weekly Elvira’s Dark Movie. As of 2021, Cassandra Peterson’s net worth is estimated to be around $3 million.
Cassandra Peterson recently made a shocking revelation in her memoir Your Cruel Elvira: Memoirs of a Mistress of Darkness. In her memoir, she discussed her 19-year relationship with a woman named Teresa “T” Wierson.
|Full Name||Cassandra Peterson|
|Birth Date||September 17, 1951|
|Birth Place||Manhattan, Kansas, U. S.|
|Profession||Actress, writer, singer|
|Net Worth||$3 million|
Cassandra Peterson was born on September 17, 1951 in Manhattan, Kansas, United States. She spent three months in the hospital after boiling water burned her body. Cassandra was just a child when the boiling water burned her body.
Peterson has had an interest in horror-themed toys since childhood. She was different from other girls who hung out with Barbies. Cassandra was in elementary school when she saw the first horror movie titled House on Haunted Hill.
Cassandra Peterson Net Worth and Career
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Cassandra was the first drag queen dancer at a gay bar in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She has also appeared in some movies as a dancer. She also appeared as a topless dancer in the 1974 films Working Girls, Italian rock Snails, and Latino 80.
In 1972, he managed to play a small role in the film “Roma”, after which he returned to the United States. Cassandra herself auditioned for the role of Ginger Grant in the television movie Gilligan’s Island. However, she was not cast in the role. Then, from 1982 to 1982, she worked for a year at Los Angeles radio station KROQFM 106.7.
Peterson’s career took off again after landing the role of horror movie host Elvira, Mistress of the Dark on KHJ’s weekly show Elvira’s Dark Movie. The weekly show ran from 1981 to 1986, and after more than two decades, the show returned in September. 2010. On October 19, 2014, a new 13-episode series called Las 13 noche de Elvira was broadcast. Her last appearance was in the 2020 horror film Quest for Darkness: Part 2.
Cassandra Peterson’s personal life
Cassandra Peterson was married to musician Mark Pearson. They exchanged wedding vows in 1981. Together they have a daughter named Sadie Pearson. Peterson and Pearson broke up on February 14, 2003. After they broke up, she began dating a woman named Teresa “T” Wierson.
Peterson detailed his relationship with Teresa, a fitness instructor, in his memoir Cruel to You, Elvira: Memoirs of a Mistress of Darkness. Cassandra shared in her memoir that she had been in a relationship with Teresa for 19 years.
Peterson started having feelings for Teresa after meeting her at Gold’s Gym in Hollywood. He at first thought that Teresa was a boy, but then he discovered Teresa’s true gender upon entering the women’s bathroom.
Cassandra Peterson net worth
As of 2021, Cassandra Peterson’s net worth is estimated to be around $3 million. She has made a lot of money from her involvement in the entertainment industry for more than five decades.
Cassandra bought a 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom house in Los Angeles in 2012 for $925,000. In early 1994, she sold her 5,338-square-foot property to Brad Pitt for $1.7 million.