Queen of the Skies!!! Thank you to all who entered and shared their favorite vampires over the years. I had some entrants who named vampires who weren't on the lists I'd gathered at all, such as Amilyn (played by Paul Reubens, aka PeeWee Herman) from the Buffy, the Vampire Slayer movie; Alucard from the Hellsing anime series; and something that interests me, an alternative universe creation of Carlisle Cullen (who apparently does not resemble the original).
The original Bram Stoker's Dracula still comes up, a fine testament to an excellent book, as well as some new hot manifestations of the old count, such as in Gerard Butler; modern TV brought some new favorites like the characters Damon Salvatore and Mick St. John; and of course, Count Chocula and Count von Count continue to steal some folks' hearts (or humor).
I've updated the list, but with the additions, I've become aware that there is a universe of vampires out there unknown to many of us. And I've a feeling some of these new interpretations might be fascinating to explore. I'll be busy for a while!
Thank you all for dropping in and giving your feedback and favorites!
Congratulations, Queen of the Skies! I'll be in touch to send you a copy of Beside the Darker Shore.
Alphabetical listing of famous vampires in books, movies, and TV—including the characters or the actors who portrayed them (*alphabetical by first name): Akasha Aleera Alice Cullen Alucard (anime) Amadeo in Theater des Vampires Amilyn (from Buffy, the movie) Angel Arkady Tsepesh Armand Aro Aubrey Barnabas Collins Bela Lugosi Bill Compton Blacula Blade Bram Stoker’s Dracula Brian Lumley’s Wamphyri Camilla Carlisle Cullen Christian (Lost Souls) Christopher Lee Claire Radcliff Caroline Forbes Claudia Coraline Count Chocula Count Dracula (legend) Count von Count (Sesame Street) Countess Elizabeth Bathory of Hungary Damon Salvatore Darla David Bowie David Talbot Deacon Frost Denholm Elliott Dominic Purcell Drusilla Edward Eli (Let the Right One In/book) Elizabeth Bathory Elvira Emmett Cullen Eric Northman Esme Cullen Frank Langella Gary Oldman George Hamilton Gerard Butler Gordon Currie Jack Palance Jasper Hale Javier Caffarena Jean-Claude Jeannette Jessica Hamby John Carradine Josef Kostan Juan R. Caraccioli Julian Luna Julien Kalus Kinski Katherine Pierce Kiefer Sutherland Lenore Leslie Nielsen Lestat de Lioncourt (Cruise or Stuart Townsend) Lilith Lilith Silver Lillie Louis Jourdan Lucien Lacroix Marc Warren Marius de Romanus Max Schreck (Nosferatu) Mekare Michael Jason Patrick Mick St. John Miriam Blaylock Nick Knight Nosferatu Pam De Beaufort Pandora Rayn Bloode Richard Roxburgh Riley Rosalie Hale Rudolf Martin Rutger Hauer Sain Germain Selene Shori Matthews Sillah (Lost Souls) Soledad Miranda Sonja Blue Sookie Sophie-Anne Spike Stefan Salvatore Stephen Billington Thomas Ian Griffith (Jan Valek) Udo Kier (Andy Warhol’s) Vampira Vampire Bats Vampires from Embraced, Julien and Lillie Vampires from Kindred (game and series) Victoria Viktor Vlad the Impaler Yutte Stensgarde (Camilla)