Nurmi as Vampira
Maila Elizabeth Syrjaniemi
11 December 1922
|Died||10 January 2008|
|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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