1950s Vampira was the first really Ghoulish Vampy persona
she was pals with James Dean – who Elvis Presley adored
Maila Nurmi (aka Vampira) says goodbye to James Dean via postcard
Elvis Presley and Maila Nurmi (aka Vampira) in Las Vegas, May 3, 1956
In 1958, Elvis did the movie King Creole with Carolyn Jones as the “bad girl.”
but in the 1960s, Carolyn Jones was Morticia Addams
in the 1970s, Vegas Chorus Showgirl Cassandra Petersen meets (and makes out with) Elvis Presley, who tells her to get out of Vegas, which she did and became Elvira!