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Throughout time, women’s progressing fight for equality can be seen to coincide with the development of female characters in vampire fiction. In the ancient, world the demonic vampire is often of feminine gender and it seems that most cultures, at one time or another, have some version of a female vampire or blood-sucking fiend. Some might say that in old-fashioned vampire fiction, for instance Polidori’s “The Vampyre”, the female characters were most often secondary to the males. However, through the development of vampire fiction, female characters have become some-what more powerful and often play a more vital role than before. This essay will explore and discuss the female characters in “Carmilla”, Dracula, Interview with a vampire and The Radleys, emphasizing their different strengths and weaknesses, and comparing them to the status of women in the era in question.