Gloria Pall has died at the age of 85. The sad news broke on Jan. 5, 2013 that the beloved actress who portrayed "Voluptua" on television for just seven weeks had passed away. According to the Los Angeles Times, the actress died on Dec. 30, 2012. The cause of death was heart failure.
Pall was hired by KABC-TV (Channel 7) to be the romantic equivalent of Vampira, the 1950s horror television show host who would become the inspiration for Elvira, a character created and played to perfection by Cassandra Peterson years later. However, 1954 wasn't ready for another sexually suggestive character, and the network soon put an end to Pall's antics of stripping behind a screen, kissing the camera and purring at the audience.
The voluptuous actress and showgirl wasn't daunted by the reaction to her short-lived time on television and insisted that her seductive performance was "corny not porny." Her website GloriaPall.com celebrated the 50-year anniversary of her days as Voluptua and lists many of her accomplishments such as winning a "Miss Flatbush" beauty contest in 1947, rubbing elbows with Elvis Presley, dating Howard Hughes and becoming a successful businesswoman with a lavender office on the sunset strip.
Pall eventually turned to a career in real estate and journalism. Her official website still lists an offer for "Southern California desert land."
Gloria Pall died at the age of 85. She will never be forgotten. May she rest in peace.