Photos: Ten Colorado-connected hotties, ingenues and reality-TV stars
Cassandra "Elvira" Peterson:
Peterson moved from her Kansas hometown to Colorado Springs, reportedly because of a flood. Her career remained fairly soggy when, in the early '80s, she conceived Elvira, a late-night movie hostess/Gothic caricature that she imbued with just the right blend of come-hither sexiness and eye-rolling satire. It's an image that's served her well over the decades since.
Cassandra "Elvira" Peterson.
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