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Exclusive: American Horror Story Casts Mena Suvari as Infamous Hollywood Murder Victim

American Horror Story is rolling out the welcome mat for a real American beauty.

Mena Suvari has been cast as a young woman who has a connection to the Harmon house.

Wait, it gets better.

The young woman’s nickname? The Black Dahlia. As in the high-profile murder victim whose 1947 unsolved killing was the subject of myriad books and movie adaptations. (It remains unclear if the character will actually go by the name Elizabeth Short.)

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Regardless, something tells me AHS co-creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk are about to uncork a new (and obviously fictional) theory as to who — or what —was behind Short’s gruesome slaying.

Suvari is set to appear in this season’s ninth episode.