So what happens, I ask, if the show doesn’t take off? Will you really be forced to squeeze into the Dress when you’re 90?
“I really, really would like to retire in about a year from now,” she says wistfully. In 2011, Peterson turns 60, while Elvira celebrates her 30-year anniversary. “Ahhh, but that really depends on what’s going on with the character. I’d rather go out when I’m on top and not when I’m, like, pathetic.