Monday, November 28, 2011

Inspiration, The wonderful Maila Nurmi, a.k.a. Vampira

One of my favourite photos of Maila.
On the set 1954

 She had many different looks and she was much more than "just" the raven haired tv show hostess.

 The Mystic, by Bernard of Hollywood

 Look at that hair! In 1955! 

At home with one of her cats, 1955

More photos in facebook.


  1. Great images - love the one with the lipstick and cigarette on her shoulder !

  2. Gorgeous pictures. I love Maila/Vampira.

  3. The one with the cat is probably "Ratface", the kitty saved her back in december 1956 when there was a fire in her apartment, its meowing woke her up, she had first degree burns on both arms and hands.
    Thanks to her cat she got to live a long life, something similar happened when my cat's meowing woke my sister up to find my mother having a hypoglucemic episode back in 2006, she entered the emergency room as stiff as a mannequin but 5 minutes later she came out walking as if nothing had happened, she's 83 now.
    Many people don't like having animals inside the house but if it not were for them Mila Nurmi would've died at 34 an my mom at 76.


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