Jami Deadly

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Jami Deadly
Jami deadly.jpg
Jami at the Marilyn Monroe Exhibit in Dallas
Born (1979-05-18)May 18, 1979
Occupation model, actress, burlesque dancer, horror host and singer
Awards Scream Queen of the Month
2005

Jami Deadly (born May 18, 1979) (also credited as Jami Edwards) is an American-born actress, glamour model, singer, burlesque dancer and horror host.[1] Jami grew up in Texas where she starred in the NTTV show Deadly Cinema, and has been featured in Lowrider, Rue Morgue, Skin Two, Marquis, Deadbeat Magazine, Ol' Skool Rodz, Bite Me, CK Deluxe, Action Magazine, and Bachelor Pad.[2][3] She currently lives in Las Vegas, Nevada.[4][5]

Deadly Cinema[edit]

Jami hosted her own horror host show, Deadly Cinema, for two seasons on NTTV.[6] The show followed her adventures in an unknown cemetery, and featured public domain b-movies which the show's main characters would heckle. Jami's co-stars in the show included Alex Fuhrmann, Dante Martinez, Zack Beseda and Bryan Kelly. Writer, director, producer, editor and actor for the show, Matthew Muhl, once stated about making the show: "We made it, blood, sweat, tears, and all. But mostly blood".[6] The show is currently broadcast on Roku,[7] and the DVD of the complete series is also available.[6][8]

In 2005, Deadly Cinema won a Texas Intercollegiate Press Association Award for "Best Television Production".[9]

In 2006, Deadly Cinema and its star were both prominently featured in Vampira: The Movie, a documentary about the late Maila Nurmi, best known as Vampira, the very first horror host.[10]

In 2008, a comic book adaptation of Deadly Cinema: The Movie, written by Matthew Muhl with art by Scott D.M. Simmons,[11] was produced in celebration of the show's 5th Anniversary.

As Marilyn Monroe[edit]

Jami is also a well-known Marilyn Monroe tribute artist. She found Monroe at an early age with Some Like It Hot.[12] "I thought she was just incredible. She was so glamorous and talented. I was hooked," Jami says about the late actress.[12] Jami appeared as Monroe for the State Fair of Texas in 2006.[12] Jami's transformation into Marilyn was not an easy one. A coach helped her coax her Texas twang into Marilyn's breathiness, and she's taken singing and dancing lessons to perfect Marilyn's routines. In addition, her blond hair requires weekly peroxide applications.[12] Jami continues to work as a tribute artist.[13]

Modeling career[edit]

Jami is also well known for her modeling career. She has modeled for Poison Candy,[14] Versatile Fashions,[15] and various other clothing companies. Jami has been photographed by companies such as 666 Photography[16] and Varga Photography, who shot the cover for her Bachelor Pad Magazine cover.[17] She was also a SuicideGirls model.[18] She is a popular burlesque performer who has opened for Dita Von Teese.[19] Jami is also one of the originators of the "neo-pinup" model.[11] In September 2005, Jami was awarded Scream Queen of the month by screamqueen.com.[2]

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Film Role
2006 Vampira: The Movie Herself
2007 Devil Girl Burlesque Performer
Television
Year Title Role
2003–2005 Deadly Cinema Jami Deadly

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1][dead link]
  2. ^ a b "Jami Deadly – Horror Scream Queen – September 2005 – Scream Queens – The Hottest Ladies in Horror Movies". Screamqueen.com. Retrieved October 24, 2013. 
  3. ^ "HACKOWEEN Interview Part 2". Your Mom's Basement. November 4, 2008. Retrieved October 24, 2013. 
  4. ^ http://celebrityimpersonatorconventions.com/press/vegashappenings.pdf
  5. ^ [2][dead link]
  6. ^ a b c Koellman, Amanda (October 25, 2005). "'Deadly Cinema' closes curtains one last time". North Texas Daily (official student newspaper of University of North Texas). Retrieved November 4, 2008. 
  7. ^ http://frightology.com/?p=43
  8. ^ Chris, Corpse S. (March 19, 2009). "Deadly Cinema: The Complete Series". Horror Host Graveyard. Retrieved October 24, 2013. 
  9. ^ "The Aerie, Yearbook of University of North Texas, 2005, Page: 117 | UNT Digital Library". Digital.library.unt.edu. November 23, 2009. Retrieved October 24, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Cast of Vampira: The Movie". Vampirathemovie.com. Retrieved October 24, 2013. 
  11. ^ a b "SeX. dEatH. rOck N' roLL. | Garage Grrls | Jami Deadly". Horror Garage. Retrieved October 24, 2013. 
  12. ^ a b c d Menzer, Katie (October 25, 2006). "Marilyn impersonator has the facts and figure". The Dallas Morning News. Retrieved November 4, 2008. 
  13. ^ "Jami Deadly – Model – Las Vegas, Nevada, US". ModelMayhem.com. Retrieved October 24, 2013. 
  14. ^ [3][dead link]
  15. ^ [4][dead link]
  16. ^ [5][dead link]
  17. ^ [6][dead link]
  18. ^ "The Modern Marilyn 2 by viamarie on deviantART". Viamarie.deviantart.com. Retrieved October 24, 2013. 
  19. ^ [7][dead link]

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