RIP Vampira, aka Maila Nurmi

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With a heavy heart I deliver the sad news that our friend Maila Nurmi, famous for her portrayal of Vampira, has passed at age 86.

Maila passed away peacefully in her sleep at home.

UPDATE:

Arrangements for Maila’s funeral proceedings;

Donations should either be sent to:
The Maila Nurmi Memorial Fund
C/o Frattai & Salem
9229 Sunset Blvd. #414
Los Angeles, CA 90069

*Please make checks out to The Maila Nurmi Memorial Fund.*

OR via PayPal to [email protected]
Any e-mails regarding Maila’s Memorial Fund should be sent to [email protected]

60 Replies to “RIP Vampira, aka Maila Nurmi”

  1. True original talent/genius never dies. Long live the hauntingly beautiful, fabulous Vampira. Nobody could ever imitate her, thought MANY tried. She is in a better place. Thanks for being a true artist.

  2. Since she had Finnish roots and I saw these sad news over the net I also have to give my last regards as a Finn. R.I.P!

  3. I am so very sad about this news. she was the first and ahead of her time, and was one hot mamma. may she rest in peace and we will always remember her and she will be in our hearts.

  4. HELP!! Trying to find an old friend her name is
    Elizabeth Alvarez Actress, who lives somewhere in Los Angeles was a close long time friend of Vampira – I belive contact was lost when Vampira relocated. Elizabeth Alvarez if contacted maybe of help. Elizabeth Alvarez

    Frank Ybarra
    310/430-5943
    [email protected]

  5. R.I.P. Dear Vampira. Dolores and I will miss you.
    Your last film with Dolores was THE HAUNTED WORLD OF EDWARD D. WOOD, JR. with more information about
    you than has ever appeared elsewhere. It was a landmark 110-minute documentary in 1996 and you never held back a single bit.

  6. Arrangements for Maila’s funeral proceedings;

    Donations should either be sent to:
    The Maila Nurmi Memorial Fund
    C/o Frattai & Salem
    9229 Sunset Blvd. #414
    Los Angeles, CA 90069

    *Please make checks out to The Maila Nurmi Memorial Fund.*

    OR via PayPal to [email protected].
    Any e-mails regarding Maila’s Memorial Fund should be sent to [email protected].
    Arrangements for Maila’s funeral are proceedings

    Donations should either be sent to:
    The Maila Nurmi Memorial Fund
    C/o Frattai & Salem
    9229 Sunset Blvd.
    #414
    Los Angeles, CA 90069

    *Please make checks out to The Maila Nurmi Memorial Fund.*

    OR via PayPal to [email protected].
    Any e-mails regarding Maila’s Memorial Fund should be sent to [email protected].

    VAMPIRA’S ATTIC

  7. Sadness…memories of an idol from my childhood…who knew that this woman would someday be a role model for a dark girl like me? I only hope she will don the coolest wings heaven has for her… Have a fantastic afterlife, dear Lady!!! We love you.

  8. She was ‘Goth’ long before it was even a fashion term, retained her wit and ironic sense of humor throughout a career that went very, very differently than she had planned in her youth, and remains an icon of cool for unconventional humans everywhere.

    Hell, she even had the style to die in advance of the inevitable wave of baby boomers who will be making ‘death’ the next big thing soon. Always ahead of her time, Ms. Nurmi…

    Thank you for the memories, you remain young forever in our hearts and minds.

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