Las vampiras (1970)

Spain, West Germany,
35mm film, Eastmancolor, 1.66:1

A Spanish/West German horror film directed by Jesus Franco.

Plot Summary

American lawyer Linda works in Istanbul and has of making love with a beautiful dark haired woman. She travels to a small island where she meets Countess Nadine Carody, the woman haunting her dreams.


Directed by: Jess Franco [real name: Jesus Franco]
© 1970 Tele-Cine [German prints]
Fénix Film Madrid, CCC Filmkunst Berlin, Tele-Cine Film-und Fernsehproduktion Berlin
Executive Producer: Artur Brauner *
Produced by: Arturo Marcos Tejedor [Spanish prints]; Karl-Heinz Mannchen [Spanish prints]; Karl-Heinz Mannchen [German prints]
Story and Screenplay: Jess Franco [real name: Jesus Franco], Jaime Chavarri [Spanish prints]; Jess Franco [real name: Jesus Franco] [German prints]
Director of Photography: Manuel Merino
Editor: Maria Luisa Soriano [Spanish prints]; Clarissa Ambach [German prints]
Music: Manfred Hübler, David Kunne [real name: Jesus Franco] [Spanish prints]; Manfred Hübler, Siegfried Schwab [German prints]

Soledad Miranda (Countess Nadine Carody)
Ewa Strömberg (Linda Westinghouse)
Dennis Price (Dr Eldon Seward)
Heidrun Kussin (Agra)
José Martinez Blanco (Melnick)
Andrés Monales (Omar)
Paul Müller (Dr Steiner)
Michael Berling (Morpho)
Jess Franco [real name: Jesus Franco] (Mehmet)
Beni Cardoso [victim in wine cellar – uncredited]

Alternative Titles

City of – Pakistani title
The Heiress of Dracula
The Heritage of Dracula
Lesbian Vampires
Lesbian Vampires: The Heiress of Dracula
– UK DVD box title
Lesvies vampires – Greek DVD title
Sexualité speciale – French title
The Sign of the Vampire
El signo del vampire
– Italian title
The Strange Adventure of Jonathan Harker
Vampiras Lésbicas
– Brazilian title
Las vampiras – Spanish title
Vampire lesbos – French title
The Vampire Women
Vampiros Lesbos
– French title
Vampyros Lesbos: Die Erbin des Dracula – West German title



  • Sexadelic no.1 p.44 – review
  • Video Watchdog no.183 (May/June 2016) pp.44-46 – illustrated review (by John-Paul Checkett)


  • The Illustrated Vampire Movie Guide by Stephen Jones p.96 – credits, review
  • Murderous Passions: The Delirious Cinema of Jesus Franco Volume 1 1959-1974 by Stephen Thrower with Julian Grainger pp.234-244 – illustrated credits, synopsis, review (by Stephen Thrower)
  • Obsession: The Films of Jesus Franco pp.78-79 – credits, review (by Peter Blumenstock)
  • by Walt Lee p.517 – credits