LDM Horror Babe Of The Week: Elvira

Hey. My name is Tiffany Scandal and I'm a good-for-nothing broad. 

If the title of this blog didn't spoil anything, the person I'm about to speak of should be no stranger to you. Get cozy in that chair, crack open your favorite beverage, and let's talk about the one and only Elvira. Me-ow.

Elvira got her start when she took over for Larry Vincent (AKA Sinister Seymour) on Los Angeles' KHJ-TV Fright Night in 1981. Upon her arrival, the show was renamed Movie Macabre. She had originally pitched the idea of looking like Sharon Tate in The Fearless Vampire Killers, but when producers turned down the idea, that's when the iconic sexy punk/vamp look was born. Plus, camp, cleavage, and a cleaver, quick-wit, Elvira was an instant favorite. 

A popular brand name in any horror aficionados home aside, I'm stoked to be bringing you this blog, on this day, for two reason:

1) It's her birthday

This babe is 63 and still very much a total fox.

This babe is 63 and still very much a total fox.

2) Tonight, A&E aired a very special episode of Epic Ink where not only does Elvira make an appearance and get her first tattoo, but she appears alongside awesome staff from Living Dead Magazine. How fucking cool is that?! Here are some pictures I snagged from Editor-in-Chief Deanna Uutela:

Editor-in-Chief of Living Dead Magazine getting Elvira's portrait tattooed on her arm.

Editor-in-Chief of Living Dead Magazine getting Elvira's portrait tattooed on her arm.

And the finished product.

And the finished product.

Awesome little facts about her:

-She's a vegetarian

-She briefly dated Elvis Presley when she was 17.

-She briefly lived in Italy to sing for a couple of rock bands.

-She used to be a go-go dancer at a gay bar. 

-She claimed to have lost her virginity to Tom Jones, which resulted in her needing to get stitches because of his ginormous wang.


There you have it, ghouls and gals. Horror babe of the week.


Keep it creepy.

-Scandal


Tiffany Scandal is a writer, Suicide Girl, photographer, intern at Living Dead Magazine, and ______________. Her first book THERE'S NO HAPPY ENDING is out now through Eraserhead Press. 

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