"...she was just as charming, and death, with her, seemed but one form of
coquetry the more. The pallor of her cheeks, the fallen rose of her lips,
the long drooping lashes that made a brown fringe on the whiteness
of the face, gave her an expression of melancholy chastity and pensive
suffering that was inexpressively seductive."
Theophile Gautier, La Morte Amoureuse/The Beautiful Vampire
Photograph by Lord Heathcliff.