Florence Anne Lemon Balcombe Stoker

B. 17 July 1858 at Cornwall, England

D. 25 May 1937 at London, England

Sketch by Oscar Wilde

    The fourth of six daughters of Lt. Col. James Balcombe and Phillippa Anne Marshall, Florence was renowned for her beauty, and in later years, for her tenacity as she brought suit against the German Film Company, Prana. Prana’s 1922 movie, Nosferatu, was clearly based on Dracula-- without Florence’s permission.

The Literary World 

29 October 1897