“When he traversed the big gym floor, the seas split and everybody halted in their tracks to stare,” Elvira, born Cassandra Peterson, wrote of their first encounter. “A classic sexy bad guy, he had no idea he was so charismatic he had his own unofficial fan club. Observing him from the safety of my treadmill caused my heart to race and the time to fly by. I mean, I wasn’t dead, I was married. IMDB
She knew she was head over heels in love with Wierson, a Kansas native. She was first concerned about the impact her coming out would have on her brand and image as Elvira. Peterson created the character after landing a hosting role on Movie Macabre, a horror show on a Los Angeles television station that focuses on terrifying B-movies. She quickly gained a cult following, allowing her to make films and have a successful career for decades.