Maila Nurmi aka amazing! She actually came over to our house above he Vista theatre back in the day. He used to talk about reindeers in the snow. She was this truly mesmerizing mystical woman. When I was a little girl, my Mother used to remind me of her and how she terrified everyone sometimes with her antique bathing suits and ancient cadillac’s and antique sportscars. Now I see how lucky I was to have a Japanese Morticia for your Mother!
“Vampira is a kind of entity (and you can call her a woman though she is androgynous) that survives in this world. I, Maila Nurmi, am not.”
This one is sure to petrify! If there is one woman who recognized the importance of standing out from the crowd, it’s Maila Nurmi [December 11, 1922 – January 10, 2008], or as most people would recognize her, the legendary Vampira.
Leaving Finland at the age of two, Maila would move with her family to the United States of America. After high school, she quickly gathered up her possessions and moved to Los Angeles in pursuit of the dream!
The blonde knock-out with razor-sharp cheek bones would soon be working with the likes of art legends Man Ray, Alberto Vargas, and Bernard of Hollywood. Then in 1951 upon attending the Bal Caribe Masquerade as Charles Addams’ cartoon…
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