Maila "Vampira" Nurmi!
Famous for: being Vampira, the television horror host that paved the way for people like Elvira. In fact, Elvira was so "inspired" that Vampira ended up sueing her. Nurmi also made a few movie roles, her most famous being a mute zombie in Ed Wood's Plan 9 From Outer Space. She was played by Lisa Maria in Tim Burton's Ed Wood.
Cause of death: Natural causes. Read: her liver just couldn't take the strain of that girdle anymore.