Claudia




Kirsten Dunst as Claudia in Interview with the Vampire
Other names: The Eternal Child, the Vampire Child
Time when made: 1795
Age: 65
Age when made: 6
Place of birth: New Orleans, Louisiana
Place when made: New Orleans, Louisiana
Paramours: Louis, Lestat, Madeleine
Fledglings: none
Maker: Lestat
State: Dead


Other: Claudia was made by Lestat when she was 6 years old. She was a peasant inhabitant of New Orleans. Her family died of the plague. Louis loved her so much the minute he saw her, though he drank from her. Lestat then made her a vampire, later claiming that he just wanted to see what would happen, since making a child a vampire was against the rules. She stayed with Louis and Lestat for 65 years, slowly growing angry at her maker for giving her the Dark Gift at such a young age. She rebelled against Lestat and killed him, or at least made a few attempts, and then her and Louis escaped to Europe. They there met Armand and his coven at Lestat's Theatre des Vampires. Her treachery was discovered by the vampires there and she was killed for it, since killing another vampire was also against the rules. So like the china dolls she collected she had long golden curly hair, white skin and blue eyes. Louis often called and refered to her as doll.

Anne Rice writes as Armand in The Vampire Armand about Claudia saying:

"Claudia....the golden-curled child vampire made by Louis and Lestat one wicked and foolish night in New Orleans, the child vampire whose mind and soul became immense as that of an immortal woman while her body remained that of a precious all too perfect painted French bebe doll.... her small, enticing, flat-chested and silken-skinned angelic form."