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"I'm so evil! And skanky! And I think I'm kinda gay."
Willow Rosenberg, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, about her vampire self, foreshadowing her own gay romance later in the series

She's got the raven-black hair, the tight leather bodice, the pale skin, and the fangs. The one thing this sexy vampiress doesn't have is a lust for hot male blood. No, only the blood of an innocent young woman will do.

The lesbian vampire is an old trope, stretching back to Coleridge's late 18th-early 19th century poem "Christabel" and the 1872 novella Carmilla by Sheridan Le Fanu, which heavily inspired Bram Stoker's rather more famous Dracula. However, it didn't return into popular consciousness until the 1970s, when Hammer Horror made numerous films in which voluptuous countesses nibbled nubile young women. Since then, the trope has pretty much become the default setting for most female vampires, adding an extra layer of titillation to an already heavily sexualised mythological creature.


This blatant sexualisation sometimes leads to a variation — the Bisexual Vampire. In this case, the sexy vampire will happily take people of any gender to bed, but her primary target for the duration of the story will usually be a woman.

A variation on the lesbian vampire, particularly in pornography and films aimed at the young male demographic, is the female victim who is seduced and converted by a vampire and—either during the process of her seduction or after being transformed—begins to find women sexually attractive. This is sometimes explained as the vampire warping her mind so that she can become one of his harem, but usually, it is assumed that as soon as a woman joins the ranks of the undead, she immediately starts playing for both teams—such is the power of this trope.

This can result in Unfortunate Implications, specifically the idea that lesbianism or bisexuality is the result of a corruptive and malign influence, representative of moral decay. And if a female victim is transformed by a female vampire, it carries the implication that lesbian women are predatory and waiting to ensnare and "convert" hapless heterosexual women. This can be presented as a positive or at least neutral thing however, such as becoming a vampire meaning that you're no longer bound to puritanical notions of sexuality that are often a part of human life, or can provide a convenient fantasy outlet. If you're going to be seduced by sexy minions of the night, no one will blame you for enjoying it, right?


In the works of some authors the Gender Flip version of this trope (i.e., male vampires attracted to other males) does exist; typically, they (like standard-issue female "lesbian" vampires) are bisexual rather than exclusively same-sex attracted.

A Sub-Trope of Discount Lesbians, and often overlaps with Psycho Lesbian. For other non-mortals who have tendency not to be straight, see Immortality Bisexuality. See also Literal Maneater (for a female monster that preys on men), Horny Devils, and Hemo Erotic. Given this trope, it may not come as a surprise that there is an entire vampire Yuri subgenre.


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    Anime & Manga 
  • Bubblegum Crisis OAV episode 5, "Moonlight Rambler", has overtones of this with two escaped SexBots who must drink blood in order to stay alive.
  • Hellsing:
    • In the first anime, Bubbancy (a corruption of a Baobhan sith) tricks the entire Hellsing organization, save Seras and Alucard, into thinking that she is Integra's sister. She licks Integra's chest after unbuttoning her shirt and attempts to drink her blood. While virgins (like Integra) are immune to being made ghouls by a vampire bite, this is only true if the vampire is of the opposite sex. Were Bubbancy to bite Integra she would have been rendered a mindless husk.
    • Possibly Zorin Blitz. She looks like your stereotypical Butch Lesbian, Pip calls her a dyke, and she does seem to take a lot of interest in Seras.
  • Invoked in Is This a Zombie? because, to suck someone else's blood with the victim suffering as little pain as possible, if not none at all, requires the Kiss of the Vampire, and, in their culture, kiss equals marriage. Seraphim apparently knows her culture's marriage laws, as the only one she's ever seen kissing onscreen is Haruna.
  • JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Dio is stated by Word of God to be into both men and women and becomes a vampire.
  • Noel Ambrose from the Karin novels.
  • Killing Me! is about the relationship between Saki Fujimiya, a no-nonsense Vampire Hunter, and Miyoko Kujou, her prey. It becomes clear very quickly that not only is Miyoko amused and unbothered by Saki's attempts to kill her, but she has a thing for her would-be killer. At one point Miyoko actually compares herself to Carmilla, the original Lesbian Vampire.
  • Lady Bat of Mermaid Melody Pichi Pichi Pitch, a member of a Quirky Miniboss Squad that themes itself around different sorts of fanservice, takes this image and wears it proudly — even when it turns out she's actually a he. (Was s/he intruding on the Black Beauty Sisters' territory?)
  • Reiri Kamura from Monster Princess is one of these, building up a reputation among the girls of the school and calling them her "little lambs". And, despite having a good amount of interaction with Hiro, there is next to no ship teasing with them, most of that happening between Reiri and Riza.
  • Ellie from Ms. Vampire Who Lives in My Neighborhood. She unilaterally declares herself to be Sophie's girlfriend, forcefully sucks her blood and tries to kiss her on the lips.
  • In the one-shot manga Nightmare Syndrome by Natsuneko, a lesbian vampire falls in love with the female Vampire Hunter who is after her head. It ends happily.
  • Rosario + Vampire:
    • Kokoa Shuzen. Unspoken but very obvious since she gets Nosebleeds from female Fanservice and has yet to show interest in anyone other than Inner-Moka (though she was caught reading a yaoi magazine once).
    • Akuha Shuzen. Her feelings towards Moka (initially towards Inner Moka, and almost instantly fell for Outer Moka) easily border on romantic.
  • Seraph of the End:
    • Chess Belle is a voluptuous female vampire who goes after Mitsuba in one scene, draping herself over her body when sucking her blood.
    • Lacus Welt, a teenaged male, prefers the blood of young boys. Make of that what you will.
  • Yurika in Touka Gettan, whose first act in the last episode she appears in is having her way with one of the minor female characters. She also falls under Cat Girl and Sinister Scythe.
  • Trinity Blood has Shahrazad al-Rahman a Friendly Neighborhood Vampire who is very fond of the heroine, Esther Blanchett.
  • Vampeerz My Peer Vampires centers on the relationship between human girl Ichika and vampire girl Aria.
  • Vampire Princess Miyu:
    • There's some homoerotic tension between the girlish vampire Miyu and the shamaness Himeko, who attempts to fight against her.
    • The fourth OAV has a scene from Miyu's past where she tearfully tells Larva that she has just bit one of her school mates, and according to her that took place when she was staring at the other girl and thinking about how pretty she was...
    • In the Alternate Universe Vampire Princess, set in Imperial Japan, the Miyu stand-in Yuu Kamui has quite the fixation with the local Lonely Rich Kid Yui Shuugakuin.
  • Vassalord: Gender swapped with main characters Rayflo and Charles, and played straight with Rayfell and Cheryl. Gender Bender Barry also counts, if s/he counts as "undead".
  • Played with in Yuricam: Yurika no Campus Life, in that while the Big Bad of the Shinon Club Arc, Cecilia, does hit all the other checkboxes, she is still human and instead uses Daoism-based sexual positions in order to drain the chi of other women to keep her beauty.

    Comic Books 
  • During the Marc Andreyko run of Batwoman, the eponymous protagonist believes herself to have become this after being bitten/seduced by Nocturna. It eventually turns out that Nocturna does not in fact have the power to do this, and was just using More Than Mind Control to play on Kate's fondness for vampire movies. Nocturna herself isn't an example; she isn't really a lesbian and she's probably Actually Not a Vampire either.
  • Risa del Toro in the Vertigo series Bite Club is a bisexual female vampire. The sequel, Vampire Crimes Unit, features a lesbian sex scene in the opening pages of the first issue.
  • In Drain, Chinatsu is one along with her former lover turned enemy Freya.
  • Blackout, the vampire (sort of) from the early Ghost Rider comics, had very intense Ho Yay with his boss, Deathwatch. It didn't help that Deathwatch fed on pain to the point where he practically got off on it, and Blackout was the only person who he could mind-meld with and experience the pain he caused vicariously without giving the other person a tremendous headache.
  • Lesbian Zombies from Outer Space: Sure, they're zombies, but they're sexy female undead creatures who like to do only two things: make out with one another, and eat dick.
  • Claremont addressed it more openly in the Misty Knight & Colleen Wing story "Safe Streets", in which Angie Freeman, a childhood friend of Misty's gone vamp, drinks Misty's blood, establishes a psychic bond with her, stuffs her into a little black dress, and prepares to make her a vampire so that "we'll be together, you and I... forever!" At one point, they have this exchange:
    Angie: I had a wonderful time with you last night!
    Misty: Oh. Angie, I... I'm not... like that. I mean...
    Angie: I know. But you will be.
  • My Very First Vampire Blood Drive has Velvet, a gorgeous, prince-like butch vampire who Bunny quickly falls for. This is also hinted to be the case with Velvet's vampire friends, particularly the one who openly wishes to drink the blood of "a hot girl with big boobs" at the end of Part 2.
  • Nightmares And Fairytales has Dominique, a vampire who wants her girlfriend Morgan to become a vampire as well. It doesn't end well for Morgan, or any of her friends for that matter.
  • Purgatori, the lesbian vampire demon originally created by Brian Pulido as an antagonist for his main Stripperiffic heroine, Lady Death. She may actually be a Depraved Bisexual, having once been Satan's concubine, but all of the (semi-)consensual relationships we've seen have had her with women.
  • Requiem Vampire Knight:
    • Claudia Demona is a bisexual example, having no hangs up with seducing the vampire male Requiem, as well as having a sexual relationship with Elizabeth Bathory and expressing some lewd interest in Cute Ghost Girl Rebecca.
    • Nero qualifies as a male example, since unlike Claudia, he is exclusively into men and only men.
  • Screamqueen from Scare Tactics in The DCU. Although she had a growing Will They or Won't They? romance with her fellow band member Fang (a male werewolf), she fed exclusively on female victims, and it was implied that this was highly pleasurable for the women involved.
  • Chris Claremont openly skirted this trope in the X-Books with the ancient, nearly unkillable, and terrifyingly powerful mutant Selene. Admittedly, the mutants she was interested in making into her servants/disciples and teaching to feed off the life force of others (as opposed to merely using as lackeys or food) invariably had considerable Psychic Powers of their own, but it is hard to claim that them being attractive teenage girls had nothing to do with it.
    "Come to me child. Yield to my dark embrace, and you will never be weak - never need fear - again."

    Fan Works 
  • Bringing Me To Life, a The Matrix fanfic, has the secondary character of Niobe. She was turned into a vampire after the werewolf Cujo tried to kill her. That night was also when she first met her girlfriend Persephone.
  • There is a whole cottage industry in the Discworld that ships Polly Perks with her fellow soldier, female-vampire-pretending-to-be-a-male Maledicta. A goodly proportion of Discworld fics on Fanfic.Net are about Polly and Maledicta getting it on. Meanwhile, there is also at least one fic concerning Watch vampire Sally von Humpeding getting into a threesome with Captain Carrot - and his girlfriend Angua von Uberwald.
  • In the Little Witch Academia fanfic Halloweenie, Akko accidentally turns herself into a vampire for Halloween, and goes on to seduce Diana.
  • In Luminosity, rather than seducing and turning impressionable teenage girls, Maggie is searching for her soul mate.
    • In the Twilight riff As Dreams Are Made On, Alice Cullen, though benevolent and concerned with consent, falls into the classic lesbian vampire mold in many ways, complete with raven locks, Lipstick Lesbian style, and a demeanor ranging from flirtatious to downright seductive. She becomes very interested, and downright incorrigible, when she learns that the protagonist and object of her affections, Cass, is relatively sexually inexperienced. Other lesbian or bisexual vampires have been named as Alice's former partners, including Tanya (of the Denali coven), Maggie (of the Irish coven), and a woman named Jessamine.
  • Percy Jackson and the Olympians: Rare Male Example in this fic. Both Luke and Percy are actually bisexual, but it's something of a more neutral depiction given that both are outright stated to have liked men before being turned or even meeting each other.
  • In the DC Animated Universe fic Psalm of the Lark, Barbara has a Scarecrow-induced nightmare involving several Harley Quinns trying to rape her. The main one is a vampire with poisonous fangs.
  • A Justified Trope in the My Little Pony: Equestria Girls fanfic Sunlight, given that all the turned vampires in fic so far are either shown to already be attracted to girls, or are part of major fan female on female pairings.
  • Any Touhou fanwork that features either of the Scarlet sisters being romantically involved with pretty much any other character (or each other) qualifies for this trope.

    Films — Live Action 
  • Abel Ferrara's The Addiction, which features Philosophy-major vampires who spend a lot of time talking about Sartre, has a protagonist who will sometimes pick up other women. In this case, she doesn't deliver on anything sexual, and only uses it as a pretense for targeting a victim.
  • Bit: All four of the women Laurel joins are lesbians, and later it turns out they're vampires as well. She later counts, as she's lesbian and becomes a vampire too. However, aside from Duke they all seem nice (and it was revealed she influenced them in their darker actions).
  • Blood of the Tribades is meant to be a deconstruction: it centers around a conflict between lesbian vampires and a patriarchal vampire cult, with the former being the more sympathetic characters.
  • The 1972 Spanish film The Blood Spattered Bride is a very loose adaptation of Carmilla.
  • Bordello of Blood features a scene with Lilith, the female vampire boss, standing above the bound heroine, discussing how she was about to take her for a "test drive". She escapes. Then, after you think the story's over, the heroine does get turned into a vampire - the vampire didn't bite her on the neck, but on the inner thigh instead.
  • Countess Bathory in the sadly overlooked Daughters of Darkness.
  • The three brides of Dracula are sometimes portrayed as being lovers, although, in the original book, they were purely fixated on Jonathan Harker.
  • The 1936 film Dracula's Daughter, which is a sequel to the very famous 1931 Dracula movie, features much lesbian subtext from the eponymous character. One of its tag lines is even "Save the women of London from Dracula's Daughter!".
  • Embrace of the Vampire, "starring" Alyssa Milano, has a lesbian vampire scene.
  • Elizabeth Kane (an alias for Erzsébeth Báthory, aka Countess Bathory) in another sadly overlooked movie, Eternal.
  • Gender Flipped in The Fearless Vampire Killers/Tanz Der Vampire, in which Count von Krolock's son, Herbert, is Camp Gay and attempts to seduce Alfred.
  • Fright Night 2: New Blood: More of a bisexual vampire, but Gerri vamps on several women in scenes that are played up very erotically.
  • Vega in Frostbite.
  • A bisexual female vampire Femme Fatale played by the beautiful Catherine Deneuve was the subject of The Hunger.
  • Pretty much all the vampires in Jesus Christ: Vampire Hunter, a movie that is Exactly What It Says on the Tin. The twist is that the vampires deliberately went after lesbians because they needed the blood and skin of virgins (specifically women who'd never been with a man) and lesbians gave them more to work with than pre-teen girls.
  • The medium-core porn movie K-Sex goes one step further with a plot <ahem> revolving around alien lesbian vampires.
  • Lady Sylvia Marsh in The Lair of the White Worm likes both genders, but seems to take more pleasure in her female victims.
  • Unsubtly, Lesbian Vampire Killers, which is about the killers of lesbian vampires, and not lesbians who kill vampires or lesbian vampires who kill people. The reason the vampires all become lesbians is apparently the result of Camilla's influence, a demon who hated men and lusted after women. Except even when her curse is lifted, the former vampires don't stop being lesbians. Then again, with a name like that, you can bet it's a camp movie.
  • In Life Blood, Brooke and Rhea are lesbian models who are transformed into vampires by God. The transformation does not change their sexual preference.
  • Hinted at in 1935's Mark of the Vampire. There's Bela Lugosi as a vampire, and there's his vampire daughter. In both scenes where the heroine is attacked, it's the daughter, not Bela, that does the bloodsucking.
  • The 2007 film Mil Mascaras vs the Aztec Mummy includes a scene involving identical-twin teenage vampire girls, who express their attraction to each other as part of an attempt to lure Mil Mascaras into a three-way encounter that is actually a trap.
  • The Deliberately Monochrome movie Nadja (1994) has a scene where a female vampire slides her hand into the panties of a woman who's having her period and licks off the result.
  • Razor Blade Smile (1998), which presents itself partly as a series of homages to and clichés from other vampire films, includes an erotic lesbian vampire scene.
  • Rise: Blood Hunter: Eve seems very into Sadie. In the opening, Sadie picks up a female sex worker and acts like she's going to have sex with her. It's just a ploy to get close with an older vampire though, who Sadie delivers for him as bait and then kills.
  • Direct-to-video movie The Sisterhood features a lesbian vampire sorority.
  • Became a Dead Horse Trope (or possibly an Undead Horse Trope) through overuse in 1970s Hammer Horror films, most famously, the Ingrid Pitt vehicle The Vampire Lovers. The same character (with a different actress) fell in love with a man in the sequel, Lust for a Vampire, but she also had dalliances with female students at her boarding school. Twins Of Evil features a female vampire biting a female victim on the breast.
  • Seduction Cinema Productions have produced a series of erotic lesbian films, starting with The Vampire's Seduction (1997) and following through with numerous titles including The Erotic Rites of Countess Dracula (2001).
  • Vampires vs. Zombies, a terrible movie from a terrible production company that should have been called Lesbian Having Wet Dreams.
  • The 1932 German film Vampyr, loosely based on Carmilla and another Le Fanu story, features possibly the least attractive lesbian vampire ever: an old woman who lives in a coffin and preys on a teenager. Quite a bit of the film is Mind Screw hallucination.
  • Vampyres has an example of the bisexual variety: a lesbian couple who hunt together, and sometimes bring home male prey.
  • Vampyros Lesbos, a film with pretensions at artistry. Relatively tame, it is still considered a cult classic and is well known for its music track. The movie's director, Jesús "Jess" Franco, is widely known (in the right circles) for his horror/sexploitation films.
    • Franco later took the trope much further in Les Avaleuses/Female Vampire/Erotikill, which can still be considered an "art film" despite occasionally crossing the line into pornography. Jean Rollin was also extremely fond of this trope in the 1970s.
  • In Van Helsing, the Brides of Dracula display some notable lesbian tendencies, especially Brides Verona and Aleera.
  • The German film We Are the Night has one of these and two bisexual ones.
  • With a Kiss I Die imagines that Juliet was turned into a vampire and follows her pursuit of a relationship with a young woman in the present day.

  • "What did one lesbian vampire say to the other?" "See you next month."
  • What do you call a lesbian vampire from Cuba? Carmilla Cabello.

  • Edgar Allen Poe in Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter tells Lincoln about a pair of Eastern European vampire noblewomen who liked to kidnap local girls.
  • There are several in the Anita Blake series, though, of course, they're usually evil, depraved, and want to rape Anita, so that the author can work out her "Ewwwwwwww...but hm" feelings about bisexuality.
  • Young adult vampire novelist Amelia Atwater-Rhodes has stated that many of the vampires in her canon are bisexual, having grown tired over the centuries of being romantically involved with a single gender.
  • Tina in the Betsy the Vampire Queen books by Mary Janice Davidson is technically bisexual and, as such, has emotional sway over both men and women (but not over gay men). However, she prefers women, which causes Betsy a bit of trouble early on.
  • A male bisexual vampire, Henry Fitzroy, in Blood Books. As well as Vicki Nelson, he also often feeds off of gay street kid and (former) male prostitute Tony, who eventually gets his own spin-off series. This element appears to be missing from the TV series.
  • Older Than Radio: As mentioned above, the 1872 novella Carmilla is about a female vampire who preys on young women by biting their breasts as they sleep. By modern standards it's very genteel, with Carmilla's attraction to Laura being somewhere between Romantic Two-Girl Friendship and the less explicit sort of Schoolgirl Lesbians.
  • In Chia Black Dragon, Chia is a vampire and a lesbian. She just doesn't get a lot of opportunities to practice.
  • Christabel: this is considered one way of interpreting Samuel Taylor Coleridge's poem with the lamia-like Geraldine.
  • Pam Keesey edited two anthologies of lesbian vampire stories, Daughters of Darkness (1993) and Dark Angels.
  • In Discworld it is hinted that Sally von Humpeding's cheerful promiscuity extends to both sexes: she is definitely interested in Carrot, and drops ambiguous hints during her naked mud-bath confrontation with Angua. Though as she herself points out, when you’re having a naked mud-bath confrontation, the subtext kind of stops being sub and you ought to be selling tickets.
  • The Dresden Files:
    • According to Thomas Raith in the novella Backup, most of the White Court vampires of the House of Raith aren't particular worried about what gender they feed on. Since Raiths feed off of lust, especially lust generated through sex with their prey, this essentially means that most of the Raiths (including his sister Lara, who feeds on a woman in Backup) are bisexual.
    • Lara Raith also killed her sister Madeline in Turncoat by feeding on her. Lara also made a point of literally ripping Madeline's intestines out at the same time and lovingly telling her how she'd always wanted to do this, making for one the most gruesome and disturbing moments of the entire series.
    • Madeline herself actually claimed to dislike feeding on women, but even she made an If It's You, It's Okay threat towards Justine.
    • Red Court vamp Bianca seemed to favor feeding off of women, and went kind of nuts after accidentally draining her favorite snack/lover to death.
  • The original Carmilla appears as a character in European Travel For The Monstrous Gentlewoman. Unlike in the original novella she's an heroic character (albeit with a somewhat checkered past) and she and Laura have a confirmed long term relationship.
  • Hex Hall's Jenna is both lesbian and a vampire, but doesn't quite fit the trope. However, she was seduced into becoming a vampiress by a beautiful young woman named Amanda, who does. It ended... poorly, leaving Jenna to regret her choice to become a vampire.
  • Ivy Tamwood from The Hollows novels is a rare heroic version, though she is, in fact, bisexual. She still has a penchant for dressing in tight black leather. Her on and off again ex Skimmer is a more typical example of this trope, especially after her multiple Villainous Breakdowns.
  • Inverted in Interview with the Vampire, in which a man is seduced and transformed by a male vampire. Lestat claims that, before the twentieth century, he was exclusively attracted to men, since he didn't consider women to be very interesting. (Though he did seem fairly interested in his mother.)
  • Oscar and Eli in Let the Right One In count as a gender-flipped example, as Oscar is a boy and Eli is a castrated boy posing as a girl.
  • In Carmilla rewrite The Moth Diaries, the antagonist, Ernessa, is either one of these or a lesbian of the common or garden variety. Either way, she and her 'victim', Lucy, are surprised in bed by the diarist, also in love with Lucy.
  • In Overlord, Shalltear Bloodfallen is a weird combination of But Not Too Bi and I Love the Dead. While she spends a lot of time with female "toys" and never does the same with men, the only person she has romantic feelings for is Ainz... a male skeleton. When Ainz is forced to come up with an alias for Shalltear on the spot, his first thought is "Carmilla" but he discards it for being too obvious.
  • Inverted example: the eponymous character in The Vampire Tapestry usually selects male victims and sometimes has sex with them as well. He insists that this is solely for purposes of secrecy, as closeted gay men tend to conceal their trysts with care; he'd rather not engage in the sex part at all, but does so if it's necessary to hold a potential victim's interest long enough to reach a good body-dump site. Whether or not he's in denial is unclear, but the female psychiatrist to whom he unloads initially assumes that his tales of vampirism are a metaphor for gay self-loathing.
  • In Varney the Vampire Clara Crofton predates even Carmilla as a female vampire who prefers female victims. Her first victim is a sixteen-year-old village girl named Anna.

    Live-Action TV 
  • Blade the TV series. The heroine is engaged in blatant Les Yay soon after she's turned into a vampire, despite not showing any previous inclination towards girls.
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer:
    • When Willow faced her vampire Evil Twin in "Dopplegängland", the latter hit on her, leading human-Willow to give the page-quote above. (Actually, bisexual would have been more accurate). In later seasons, Willow did get a girlfriend or two, one of which eventually led to a Freak Out, so this was really good foreshadowing.
    • It's implied that all vampires are, to some extent, bisexual, probably due to the whole vampirism thing historically being a big damn metaphor for sexual predation. There's especially a sire-offspring thing - note Darla and Drusilla in season 2 of Angel. And then there's Spike's "Angel and me have never been intimate. Except that one—" bit. And Harmony, who rejects the idea of a threesome unless it's boy-boy-girl... or Charlize Theron.
    • That said, the degree of bisexuality amongst vampires seems to be at least somewhat dependent on the person pre-vampire:
    Buffy: Willow, just remember, a vampire's personality has nothing to do with the person it was.
    Angel: Well, actually— (Buffy glares at him)that's a good point.
    • Played up big when Cordelia interprets vampire Harmony's hunger as coming on to her.
  • In the Charmed episode "Bite Me", Paige temporarily becomes a member of a lesbian vampire coven (which includes a gay male vampire).
  • Doctor Who:
    • Camilla (the name's a giveaway) in "State of Decay" seems very interested in Romana.
    • The "sexy fish vampire" matriarch in "The Vampires of Venice" amassed a gaggle of brainwashed women that she feeds on, which almost included Amy. She's Actually Not a Vampire and there were important plot reasons why she only went after women, but the implications are blatantly obvious.
  • The 1968 adaptation of Dracula adds a scene where vampire-Lucy attempts (with reasonable success) to seduce Mina.
  • Bianca in the TV adaptation of The Dresden Files. Well, OK, Bisexual Vampire.
  • Farscape had a very, very well disguised example of this trope. The word "vampire" is never even said. The Wolaxian arachnid enters the ship to get one of the girls... I mean, their personality traits. The homoerotic part is very short, though.
  • In Forever Knight, Janette showed some interest in a young prostitute, planning, at one point, on making her a vampire.
  • Parodied on Key & Peele, in a sketch about a secret club of stereotypical leather-clad vampires complete with two lesbian vampires in the corner. A new initiate finds their style lame and pretentious and asks the two girls point blank if they're actually lesbians. One admits to having a boyfriend.
  • In season 3 of The L Word, Alice Pieszecki dates a sanguinarian named Uta Refson, a vampirologist who is part of the vampire goth subculture.
  • Hinted at in Power Rangers Mystic Force. Not with the main vampire, Necrolai, but, at one point, said main vampire temporarily turns pink ranger Vida into a fellow vampire, and Vida was about as obviously a butch lesbian as you can get on American children's programming.
  • Sanctuary:
    • Hinted at in a Season 3 episode, where a vampire queen is awakened. Former vampire Tesla is treated as a nuisance, but the queen is VERY interested in Helen Magnus, to the point of eagerly wondering how she'll taste. Made slightly more explicit in a deleted scene in which the queen promises to teach Helen how to enjoy being fed upon.
    • Another episode shows that Magnus herself is apparently bisexual; at the end of the episode she is kissed by a woman that she rescued, and returns the kiss after explaining that it's been awhile.
  • On Smallville, Lana Lang reluctantly joined a sorority of bisexual vampires in "Thirst".
  • True Blood:
    • Queen Sophie-Anne. Technically, she's bisexual, but she hasn't enjoyed sex with men since the Eisenhower administration.
    • Eric's right-hand woman, Pam, who also seems to prefer the ladies, usually. In a miniepisode involving casting for a dancing position at Fangtasia, Eric practically has to force Pam to leave before "enjoying the show" with a hot Russian dancer. Before she leaves, however, she mentions that she'd like a more private audience with the girl. She gets it in the series proper. See also the development of her relation with Tara at the end of season 5.
    • It seems that all the vampire girls, the oldest ones more specifically, are bi, but show much more interest in other women than men.
  • Xena: Warrior Princess's usual Les Yay turned up the volume in an episode titled "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun", which featured Gabrielle dancing with some fanged female followers of Bacchus at a Bronze Age disco, one of whom bites her before she leaves, becoming a bacchae herself, then biting Xena later in the episode, which appears to be very enjoyable for both women. Xena then kills Bacchus and they revert to being human again.

  • Averted in The Orion Experience song "Vampire", where she definitely preys on men.
  • U.K. goth band Scary Bitches made a song called "Lesbian Vampires from Outer Space".

    Tabletop Games 


    Video Games 
  • While they are actually oni, the supernatural girls of Akai Ito and Aoi Shiro invoke this image, due to them drawing power from drinking the blood of the main heroines.
  • Baldur's Gate II Enhanced Edition has the real Hexxat, who is female, a vampire, and romanceable for female CHARNAMES (and only females — she exhibits an interest in Viconia, but rejects any male attention).
  • Apparently, Carmilla succeeded in the Castlevania universe, as Laura is her servant in a couple of games. Also, Carmilla is a Cat Girl — for reasons obvious to anyone who has even passing familiarity with the original story — and Laura is what appears to be a bunnygirl, for no obvious reason except fanservice.
    • Inverted in Castlevania, Lord of Shadow, where in spite of Carmilla's literary origins, she's not only depicted as having a romantic interest in the male lead, but even worse, Laura is now depicted as her adopted vampire daughter.
  • This is a possibility in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, both straight and inverted examples, partly because marriage is a feature of the game. For functionality, the player can marry any applicable character regardless of their or their spouse's gender, so them being bisexual is in full effect. It's also possible to become a vampire in-game, requiring the player to drink the blood of the living to nullify some negative effects. Naturally, this means that the player can choose any sleeping NPC (or use Vampire's Seduction when they're awake) to feed on, including ones of the same gender as the player character. It's practically recommended that the player get married if they're a vampire so that they can feed on their spouse while they sleep, reducing the risk of being caught and having a ready supply of blood without much other trouble.
  • An Asari sex vampire called an Ardat-Yakshi appears in Mass Effect 2; the only specific victim we see of hers happens to be an impressionable girl, but she's been killing for at least four hundred years.
  • Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty originally conceived Vamp as one of these, but he got the Gender Flip treatment for Cast Speciation reasons once the sexy female villain Fortune was added, and became a sexy bisexual male character.
  • In Sa Ga Frontier, Asellus is turned into one of the Mystics, a race which is basically a shade of vampire. Her sire, Orlouge, is a Horny Devil par excellence, and later Asellus ends up in a relationship with one of his "princesses". Unusually, Asellus is the protagonist of her short.
  • Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines:
    • Male vampires are mostly only able to seduce women to feed on, while female vampires can seduce women and men.
    • Velvet Velour, who, apparently, has no trouble professing her love for the protagonist even if the latter is female. Also, there is Jeanette, whose famous sex scene doesn't... change any regardless of the PC's gender. Lastly, there is Heather the Ghoul, who doesn't mind whether you are male or female in her affection for you, but then, as a ghoul, she will always have Single-Target Sexuality.
    • Pisha mentions the name she tells you came from a long-dead companion and lover of hers who died many years ago, and adds "she has no need of [the name] any more".
  • In Legends of Runeterra, while they're not technically vampires per se, the Crimson Aristocrat and Crimson Disciple use Blood Magic, which is the closest thing in the setting to vampirism, and are in a pretty unambiguous same-sex relationship.

  • And Shine Heaven Now: Two of the baobhan sith, Laura (from the original anime) and Marian (her OC protégé). They're both attracted to women in general and Integra in particular.
  • Bram & Vlad has Carmilla and Laura as a Happily Married couple of lesbian vampires. Their daughter, Bessie, is bisexual - the fact that she has a big crush on Bram doesn't mean that she isn't attracted to girls anymore, something that Lucy learns the hard way.
  • In Clan of the Cats, "Snowfall and Rose Petals", Chelsea is seduced by a child-killing lesbian vampire, leaving her Driven to Suicide. She also turns a minor male character, who becomes a sort-of Friendly Neighborhood Vampire.
  • Eerie Cuties: Although Maria is Happily Married to her husband, Eugene, she mentioned having gone through "a phase" with Chloe's mother, Adora, back when they were their daughters' ages:
    Maria: "Ohhh, the things she would do to me...! They made me quiver!"
  • Kanaya from Homestuck, though the lesbian part comes first, then she turns into a rainbow drinker.
  • One arc of I Was Kidnapped by Lesbian Pirates from Outer Space features a whole hospital full of lesbian vampires in Naughty Nurse Outfits!
  • Subverted (maybe) in Last Res0rt by Jigsaw. Most of the suggestions of lesbianism come from characters unaware that she's a vampire and just feeding off the women whose necks she was biting.
  • Topaz Gem from Monsterful, though she's a Zombpyre (Zombie/Vampire), she looks more like a vampire. She's possibly in love with her best friend, Samantha, and though it has not been 100% confirmed, there are so many subliminal messages that it's just impossible to ignore.
  • Ada in The Night Belongs To Us, developing a slow-burn romance with Hank.
  • In Sam & Fuzzy, Vampires with the 'vamp' disorder will try to seduce anyone during their spells, male or female.
  • In Sunstone Lisa mentions writing some erotic lesbian vampire fiction which was apparently really over the top and full of Mary Sues.
  • Arayna from SwordCat Princess is a lesbian vampire, and makes it known that she is not interested in being MacKnight's sexual stress relief on this page; aware of her orientation, MacKnight refers to her with the derogatory nickname "Tuna Salad". Arayna enjoys staring up at the anatomically-correct details of the crotch of a statue of Titania.

    Web Originals 
  • Carmilla the Series. Naturally, being a Setting Update of the Trope Maker, though it's played with somewhat; Carmilla only acts as a friend to the women she targets, but the women she tries to seduce she has no intention of harming. Laura's reaction to learning that Carmilla is actually interested in her, and not as a meal, is priceless. Apparently, being a Lesbian is just part of Carmilla's nature and most likely even without being a vampire she would be such.
    • Despite being a lesbian vampire, Carmilla is not shown to be a corrupting influence on Laura. Instead she saves her life on several occasions.
  • Viciously parodied in this The Onion article.
    "Why are the vampires lesbians?" sales agent Cal Fagan asked. "Were they lesbians before they became vampires, or did getting bitten have something to do with it? I never understood that. And is it necessary for them to seduce their victims before killing them? Why do they 'writhe sinuously' on every other page? And what did William's secret meeting with the dominatrix have to do with anything? I'm sorry, it just seemed gratuitous."
  • Sara Waite from Whateley Universe. She uses the codename Carmilla. She has fangs, pale skin, and a nearly irresistible lust aura, but she's not technically a vampire. Her core paradigm may be what all vampires in history were based on, since she's actually one of the Great Old Ones: she's directly related to both Shub-Niggurath and Cthulhu. She's mostly lesbian, and has turned a couple straight women, along with picking up a couple superpowered lesbians and even two hermaphrodites. (She's flexible.)
  • Vamp You relies on this trope.
  • Dicebreaker's livestreamed playthrough of the solo tabletop RPG Thousand Year Old Vampire, which can be found here and part 2 here, introduces their character, Isadora, as a, direct quote, "catastrophically bisexual" ancient Greek pirate who is also a vampire. A number of other vampires are introduced who at the very least seem interested in Isadora, and when their old captain, Sappho (not that one) inexplicably turns up alive two hundred years later and attempts to reunite with Isadora even though Isadora has long since forgotten her, it's implied that she may be a vampire too.

    Western Animation 
  • Adventure Time fans long suspected this of Marceline the Vampire Queen, which was eventually confirmed by her voice actress Olivia Olsen during a book signing, who said that Marceline and Princess Bubblegum used to date. (Though Marceline has also had a boyfriend, making her a Bisexual Vampire instead.) In the final episode, they kiss.
    • The Gender Flip version may also apply to their male counterparts Marshal Lee and Prince Gumball.
  • Season 3 of Castlevania introduces Striga and Morena, a pair of lesbian vampires who are in an apparently committed relationship with each other.

    Real Life 
  • Erzsébeth Báthory, the "Blood Countess", is a disturbing real-life example, if all (or even some) of the legends surrounding her are to be believed. She is said to have had "trysts" with her lesbian aunt and was rumored to have molested her female servants and later the pupils at her finishing school before torturing them to death. (The legend about her bathing in their blood was invented later, and never mentioned during her lifetime.)
  • Tracey Avril Wigginton and her lover(s) killed a man and drank his (and each other's) blood.
  • To her great amusement, Rachel Maddow was accused of being one.
  • In Jamaican patois, at least as late as the 1970s, 'vampire' meant 'lesbian. There is speculation that Dracula's Daughter made an impression leading to the identification of the one with the other.

Alternative Title(s): Bisexual Vampire


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