Zora, the vampire, better known as Zora la Vampira is an Italian comic book erotic character. The first comic book was published in 1972.Her physical appearance is partly inspired by Catherine Deneuve, which is evident from the cover of the first issue bearing the same name as protagonist Zora la Vampira published by Edifumetto. The cartoonist, who gave her life and voice were by Giuseppe Pederiali and Birago Balzano. The comics were published from 1972 til 1985. A movie inspired by her also named Zora la Vampira was released in year 2000, directed by Manetti Brothers.
Her real name is Zora Pabst and is shown as an aristocrat of nineteenth century, possessed by spirit of Dracula, where she becomes her servant to satisfy her lust and blood-lust. Her adventures are a mixture of horror, eroticism and pornography.
Zora la Vampira is one of many such characters from the Italian 'fumetti' tradition. Other figures from the same era, and with similarly violent or erotic preoccupations, include Maghella, Lucifera, Biancaneve, Vartan, Jacula, Sukia, Jolanda de Almaviva, and Yra.
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