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      Highest Rated: 66% Plan 9 From Outer Space (1959)

      Lowest Rated: 27% I Woke Up Early the Day I Died (1998)

      Birthday: Dec 11, 1922

      Birthplace: Petsamo, Finland

      Born Maila Nurmi (a name she has used professionally at times), this tall, Finnish-born cult figure is best known as Vampira, the ghoulish, wasp-waisted personality who appeared in a number of features. Vampira, she of the deadened staring eyes, tight-fitting funereal garb, and white pancake makeup, became involved in the "Beat" scene in the mid-1950s. A friend in this bohemian circuit was no less than James Dean, and after his death, Vampira published a piece claiming that she was in "telephonic" contact with his ghost (this despite the fact that her own telephone was disconnected). Eventually, she had to move out of her home because of the flood of Dean fans who kept bothering her.

      Highest rated movies

      Plan 9 From Outer Space
      The Magic Sword
      I Woke Up Early the Day I Died


      THE MAGIC SWORD, Maila Nurmi, 1962 THE BEAT GENERATION, Vampira, (aka Maila Nurmi), 1959



      27% 50% I Woke Up Early the Day I Died Woman in Hotel Lobby (Character) $863 1998
      No Score Yet 89% James Dean, the First American Teen-ager Unknown (Character) - 1975
      29% 27% The Magic Sword The Hag (Character) - 1962
      No Score Yet 0% The Beat Generation The Poetess (as Vampira) (Character) - 1959
      66% 45% Plan 9 From Outer Space Vampire Girl (Character) - 1959