Elizabeth Báthory – The Countess of Blood

In Vox on November 12, 2009 at 10:42 pm

Elizabeth Báthory – The Countess of Blood

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Elizabeth Báthory – The Countess of Blood (1560-1614) – Part of the Regal Twelve series.

A Countess in Transylvania, Elizabeth Báthory, was known as the "Countess of Blood" and is considered the most famous serial killer in Slovak and Hungarian history. Báthory is also credited along with her relative, Vlad the Impaler, as the two historical figures upon which Bram Stoker’s Count Dracula is based. According to legend, Báthory struck a servant girl and drew blood when her pointed nails raked the girl's cheek. When the blood touched Báthory's skin, she became convinced that it had improved her complexion. The Countess reasoned that if she bathed in the blood of young virgins and drank their blood, she would rejuvenate. The killing spree commenced. She began to roam the countryside by night, hunting for suitable girls. Elizabeth is said to have bathed in their blood in a huge marble bath.

Photographer: Alexia Sinclair

Lighting: Softbox camera right & left (of model), key and fill respectively (1 stop differentiation).

Post: Alexia Sinclair

© Alexia Sinclair

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