Nurmi as Vampira
|Born||Maila Elizabeth Syrjaniemi|
|Years active||1952-1994 (movies and television)|
Maila Nurmi (11 December 1922 – 10 January 2008) was a Finnish-American actress. She was born Maila Elizabeth Syrjaniemi in Petsamo, Finland. She created the character Vampira in the 1950s. She played Vampira in Ed Wood's Plan 9 from Outer Space. She also played Vampira in the 1959 movie The Beat Generation.
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- Stewart, Jocelyn Y. (January 16, 2008). "Actress, TV horror film hostess Vampira". LA Times. http://articles.latimes.com/2008/jan/16/local/me-nurmi16. Retrieved 2010-08-24.
- Maltin, Leonard (1997), Signet Books, p. 92, ISBN 0-451-19288-5