Elvira is a centuries old first generation vampiress who has survived into the modern 21st century (mainly thru massive amounts of drinking and sleeping). She eventually gains custody of her great great (so mANY greats) Grand Daughter, Kate who is still mortal.

Despite being still very into the victorian lifestyle, Elvira is rather forward thinking and a good gaurdien. (‘I don’t give a shit what that Helen woman says, Three of my sisters died of Smallpox and Turbuculosis, you’re going to get vaccinated Kate because I am not letting another family member DIE from those stupid diseases in the goddamn 21st fucking century.’)