Friday Fashionistas: Vampira


how to dress like Vampira Maila Nurmi

Before Elvira, there was Vampira- the original 1950's goth girl and television's first horror flick host.

Vampira's real name is Maila Nurmi

Vampira was inspired by Morticia Adams and Snow White's Evil Queen

Maila modeled for pin up artist, Alberto Vargas and paid most of her bills throughout the 50's by working as a pin up model .

Get The Look
Steal some of Vampira's sexy-scary style with these classic pieces and of course, don't forget about your unmentionables to shape that perfect Vampira hourglass

how to dress like Vampira


Maila Nurmi was quite cutting edge for her time. Her signature look included black hair, skin tight black dress with a plunging neckline and the most pointy brows in Hollywood.

See more about Maila and her timeless character in  "Vampira The Movie"

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  1. Oh my her waist was sooooo tiny!

  2. Maila was also from Finland(just like me). We finns often have wry high and sculptured cheekbones and often also a bit cattish eyes just like Maila.
    Girls from the eastern parts of Finland, Karelia, are supposed to be blessed with tiny midriffs, I have heard.

  3. This post is sooooo epically awesome! I adore Vampira! Her look was so fantastically unique at the time and even to this day she stands out from the (dark scene) crowd, in my books.

    ♥ Jessica

  4. Okay that waist is just FREAKY DEAKY. Creeps me out! How do you have room for internal organs?? LOL

  5. I have always wanted to go as her for Halloween! But fear so many people would think I was Morticia or something. :/ But going as her one year would give me the excuse I need to buy myself a really good corset!


  6. Did'ya ever see Ed Wood? My favorite movie. Vampira is played by Tim Burton's girlfriend, I forget her name, but she also portrays the Martian/bimbo that penetrates the White House in Mars Attacks. Remember? The Kennedy Room with the concrete bed? The oxygen chewing gum? Talk about a tiny waist!

  7. I love this!!! Vampira is probably going to be my next Halloween makeup tutorial x


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