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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.

Female Vampire or The Bare Breasted Countess is a 1973 French erotic horror film by Jesus Franco.


The plot revolves around Countess Irina von Karlstein (played by Lina Romay), a mute woman who needs sex like a vampire needs blood in order to stay alive forever. When new victims are found fatally drained of potency, forensic scientist Dr. Roberts consults his colleague, Dr. Orloff, who confirms that a vampire is responsible. Meanwhile, Irina is confronted by a poet who believes he is destined to become her lover and join her among the immortals.



The movie's shooting title was La comtesse noire (The Dark Countess), but it has been released under several different titles, including Bare Breasted Countess, Erotikill, Female Vampire and Les Avaleuses ("The Swallowers") with running times ranging from just over 70 to over 100 minutes. Some versions focus on the horror aspect while some focus on the erotic aspect, some even including hardcore pornographic inserts.

Quentin Tarantino quoted the Countess in the title page of his script for From Dusk Till Dawn.

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