Jami Deadly

Jami Deadly

Jami At The Marilyn Monroe Exhibit in Dallas Born May 18, 1979(1979-05-18) Occupation model, actress, burlesque dancer, horror host and singer

Jami Deadly (born May 18, 1979) (sometimes 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. Jami 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] Jami currently lives in Las Vegas, Nevada.[4][5]


Jami Deadly hosted her own show on NTTV.[6] The show follows characters located in an unknown cemetery. The show also featured Public Domain horror films that the main characters would heckle. Jami’s co-stars included Alex Fuhrmann, Drew Edwards, Dante Martinez, Zack Beseda and Bryan Kelly. Writer, director, producer, editor and actor for the show, Matthew Muhl, states about making the show: “We made it, blood, sweat, tears, and all. But mostly blood”.[6] The show aired its first episode in October 2003, and its final episode in October 2005.[6] The three-disc DVD set which includes the complete first and second seasons and video commentary, bloopers, advertisements and the half-hour retrospective documentary “Fade to Pink: The Making of Deadly Cinema” is currently available through MySpace.[6]Deadly Cinema was prominently featured in “Vampira: The Movie”, a 2006 documentary about the late Maila Nurmi, best known as Vampira, the very first horror host.Deadly Cinema is currently in production of a comic book adaptation of “Deadly Cinema: The Movie”, with art by Scott D.M. Simmons.[7] It is scheduled for Christmas 2008 in celebration of the show’s 5th Anniversary.Deadly Cinema was awarded an NTTV Golden Television Award for “Best Entertainment Show” and a Texas Intercollegiate Press Association Award for “Best Television Production”, both in 2005.[citation needed]

Jami is also a well known Marilyn Monroe tribute artist.[8] She found Marilyn at an early age when she first saw, Some Like It Hot.[9] “I thought she was just incredible. She was so glamorous and talented. I was hooked” Jami says about Marilyn.[9] Jami appeared as Marilyn Monroe for the State Fair of Texas in 2006.[9] Jami’s transformation into Marilyn Monroe hasn’t been an easy one. A coach helped her coax her Texas twang into Marilyn’s breathiness. She’s taken singing and dancing lessons to perfect Marilyn’s routines. And her blond hair requires weekly peroxide applications.[9] Jami continues to work as a Marilyn Monroe tribute artist.[10]

Jami is also well known for her modeling career. She has modeled for Poison Candy,[11] Versatile Fashions,[12] and various other clothing companies. Jami has been photographed by companies like 666 Photography,[13] and Varga Photography who shot the cover for her Bachelor Pad Magazine cover.[14] She was also a SuicideGirls model.[15] She is a popular burlesque performer who has opened for Dita Von Teese.[16] Jami is also one of the originators of the “neo-pinup” model.[7] In September 2005 Jami was awarded Scream Queen of the month by screamqueen.com.[2]

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

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  • ^ a b http://www.screamqueen.com/09-05.shtml
  • ^ http://www.yourmomsbasement.com/archives/2008/11/hackoween_inter_1.html
  • ^ http://celebrityimpersonatorconventions.com/press/vegashappenings.pdf
  • ^ http://www.aubreyedwards.com/archives/2007/04/000892portrait.html
  • ^ a b c d Koellman, Amanda (25 October 2005). “‘Deadly Cinema’ closes curtains one last time”. North Texas Daily (official student newspaper of University of North Texas). http://media.www.ntdaily.com/media/storage/paper877/news/2005/10/25/Arts/deadly.Cinema.Closes.Curtains.One.Last.Time-1894490.shtml. Retrieved 2008-11-04. 
  • ^ a b http://www.horrorgarage.com/horror/garage-grrls-jami-deadly-1.php
  • ^ http://magazine.ministryofburlesque.com/interview-with-jami-deadly/
  • ^ a b c d Menzer, Katie (25 October 2006). “Marilyn impersonator has the facts and figure”. The Dallas Morning News. http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/localnews/statefair/stories/100806dnmetmarilyn.2d46e8e.html. Retrieved 2008-11-04. 
  • ^ http://www.modelmayhem.com/6159
  • ^ http://www.poisoncandyfashion.com/dresses_d44.htm
  • ^ http://www.versatilefashions.com/product_info.php?products_id=1220
  • ^ https://www.virb.com/makeupartist/photos/797782
  • ^ http://www.pinuppost.com/modern-pinups/bachelor-pad-magazine-featuring-jami-deadly/
  • ^ http://viamarie.deviantart.com/art/The-Modern-Marilyn-2-100040781
  • ^ http://okpunkscene.brinkster.net/archives/dita3.txt
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