I have to admit, darlings, that Vampira has always been one of my favorites. Take a peek at this lovely write up from Eye of Faith, featuring one of the best Maila Nurmi galleries I’ve seen – a perfect choice to inspire a wickedly dark 50’s Halloween look.
Originally posted on The Eye of Faith:
“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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