The first horror hostess, Vampira
was copied by gals like Elvira
This TV film vamp
was totally camp
Ed Wood was a fervent admira
Maila Nurmi, a.k.a. Vampira, hosted The Vampira Show on late night TV in Los Angeles in 1954, and co-starred in such films as Ed Wood's oddball classic Plan Nine from Outer Space, The Beat Generation, and Sex Kittens Go To College. Ms. Nurmi entered the graveyard for the last time on 1/10/2008.
There's a link to the official Vampira site, Vampira's Attic, here.