Famed TV psychic Miss Cleo sadly lost her life to cancer on July 26, and fans of the ’90s icon are devastated. Not familiar with the late Miss Cleo? Find out more about her right here!
1. She coined the phrase “Call me now!”
After coming to fame for her pay-per-call psychic readings on Psychic Readers Network around 1997, Miss Cleo (whose real name was Youree Harris) became best known for her exuberant declaration at the end of her ads. Her ads were famous enough as it was, but the catchphrase “CALL ME NOW!” was definitely the most memorable part.
2. Miss Cleo wasn’t her only alias.
In the six years that Miss Cleo ran her TV psychic service, she used several different names: Elenore St. Julian, LaShawnda Williams, Desiree Canterlaw, Corvette Mama, Janet Snyder, Christina Garcia, Maria Delcampo, and Cleomili Harris. She even mixed up her real name for the alias name Youree Perris!
3. She wasn’t really Jamaican.
Although her Miss Cleo pseudonym claimed to be from Jamaica, Youree was actually born in Los Angeles. Her fake Jamaican accent wasn’t always the most convincing, but her fans clearly didn’t care because her readings were actually pretty on point!
— Tiffany D. Jackson (@WriteinBK) July 26, 2016
4. You may hear her voice while playing “Grand Theft Auto.”
Once her days with Psychic Readers Network were over, Miss Cleo picked up various entertainment jobs. One of her biggest (other) claims to fame was that she voiced Auntie Poulet in the 2002 video game “Grand Theft Auto: Vice City.”
5. Her family and friends were with her when she passed away.
While it’s unclear which family members were by Miss Cleo’s side when she died, she was a mother to two daughters and was seemingly single at the time of her death. We’re sure all of her loved ones will miss her dearly.
HollywoodLifers, send your thoughts to Miss Cleo’s family and loved ones during this difficult time.