Maila Nurmi

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Maila Nurmi
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Nurmi as Vampira
Born Maila Elizabeth Syrjaniemi
Occupation Television actress
Movie actress
Years active 1952-1994 (movies and television)
Spouse(s) Dean Riesner

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.[1] She also played Vampira in the 1959 movie The Beat Generation.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. 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.
  2. Maltin, Leonard (1997), Signet Books, p. 92, ISBN 0-451-19288-5