Only found out a few days ago that Maila Nurmi died on January 10. Although she had a long career in modelling and acting, Maila will always be best remembered as Vampira - America's first horror hostess - and iconic 'undead girl' in Ed Wood's Plan 9 from Outer Space.
Along with Morticia Addams, her pale skin and tight black dress inspired the look of a zillion goths.
Find out more at; http://www.cultsirens.com/vampira/vampira.htm
...and a picture in tribute, RIP Vampira.