His Excellency Aethien wrote:
Working at a haunted house is a blast. I highly recommend it. I've been playing the part of a sexy, non-sparkly vampire.
Historically inaccurate though. If legends are to be believed female vampires were closer to demons than humans. Although if you find a naked, winged woman with large teeth and claws sexy than I guess it's ok to call it a sexy vampire.
Not entirely correct, either. The "original" vampires from most cultures were female and of ordinary appearance.
In ancient Malaysia, the vampire myth originated as a woman who lost her child at birth and proceeded to fly into the trees and forever haunt pregnant women and newborn babies. Probably superstition related to the various problems surrounding childbirth.
In Greece, Philostratus told the story of Apollonius who saved a man from marrying a wealthy young woman who turned out to be a vampire intent on sucking the life out of him. A Greek poem told the story of Philinnon, a young woman who had died a virgin and was returned to "life" to experience the joys of sexy time before leaving the mortal realm.
The blood-sucking vampire throughout history has always been of relatively normal appearance. Both genders relied on their physical appearance to get close to their victims in order to feed. The winged, clawed, naked ladies you mention sound more like succubi, who were indeed demons, but hid their demonic appearance in order to lure in men with their beauty. The only female vampires I've come across matching your description were the ones in the movie Van Helsing, and even they hid their wtfugliness by appearing as very hot women.
And it makes sense, really, for an organism that feeds off of similar-looking organisms to blend in rather than to stand out. If female vampires were hideous beasts, they would have been hunted down and killed. By posing as beautiful, charming fellow humans, they would have been able to live in peace with easy access to food.