Real Name: Mirela Zamanova
Occupation: Top model, member of high society
Affiliations: Brooks (her major-domo and accomplice)
Enemies: Vampire killers; Tristão;
Known Relatives: Duke Zamanov (father), unnamed mother (deceased), Waleska Zamanova (eldest sister, deceased), Olga Zamanova (sister, deceased), Tatiana Zamanova (sister, deceased), Ivana Zamanova (sister, deceased), Tamara Zamanova (sister), Samara Zamanova (sister, deceased)
Base of Operations: Brazil
First Appearance: Mirza, a Mulher Vampiro (Editora Jotaesse, 1967)
Powers/Abilities: All the traditional powers and weaknesses.
History: Mirza was born Mirela Zamanova long ago in a castle in Cracovia, the seventh daughter of Duke Zamanov. Local belief dictated that seven daughters without a male between them foretold a curse on the family. The first victim was Mirela's mother, who died giving birth to Mirza. Next was Waleska, the first born, who blamed Mirza for her mother's death. She died in a fire in her mother's sepulchre which was started by candles she had lit. Olga, the most fragile, died in serenity of tuberculosis. Tatiana and Ivana drowned in a little river while searching for flowers.
Disturbed with these disasters the heartbroken Duke turned to drink while his business went bankrupt, moving the family into the debt of Count Boris Silvenski, a money-lender; an elderly man who was desperately in love with Mirela.
Tamara, one of the last surviving sisters, married, and fled, never to return. Samara, the last of Mirela's sister, sought to do the same, planning to leave with Tristão, her lover, but he tried to rape Mirela. Her anger and disgust activated the curse, and Mirela became a vampire. Tristão became her first victim, and Samara, who had witnessed everything and had to be silenced, became Mirela's second.
The loss of yet more of his daughters was the final straw for the Duke. After her father's suicide Mirela felt herself obliged to marry with Boris, then killed him in the honeymoon, leaving everyone to think consumating the marriage had been to much for one of his advanced years.
Mirela Zamanova became Mirza, and vowing to try and escape from the curse, she left her homeland. Since then she has lived in Brazil and around the world, a life of parties, high society and high fashion, seducing and drinking the blood of men, women and whoever crosses her path.
Comments: Created by Eugênio Colonnese
Thanks to Mestre Chen for informing me of this character and providing the top image of her. Thanks to Fernando de Paula for additional information and images.
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