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Maila Nurmi
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Nurmi as Vampira
Maila Elizabeth Syrjaniemi

11 December 1922
Petsamo, Finland
Died 10 January 2008
Occupation Television actress
Movie actress
Years active 1952-1994 (movies and television)
Spouse(s) Dean Riesner

Maila Nurmi (11 December 1922 – 10 January 2008) was a Finnish-American actress. She was born Maila Elizabeth Syrjaniemi in Petsamo, Finland. She created the character Vampira in the 1950s. She played Vampira in Ed Wood's Plan 9 from Outer Space. She also played Vampira in the 1959 movie The Beat Generation.

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