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Real Life Vampire? Twilight’s Robert Pattinson is Related to Vlad the Impaler – the Human Inspiration for Dracula!

24 Jun

It’s no wonder that playing sexy vampire Edward Cullen comes so naturally to this Twilight hunk!

It is being reported that Robert Pattinson is actually a distant relative of Vlad the Impaler, who was the real life inspiration for Bram Stoker’s Dracula,  arguably the most famous vampire in history. (Well, until now, some Twihards may say!)

Genealogists from Ancestry.com did the research and say that Pattinson descends from British royalty who are distantly related to the 15th-century Translyvanian leader Vlad the Impaler who’s real name was Vlad 3 Dracula.

Another fun fact? Pattinson is also a distant cousin of Prince Harry and Prince William … but that’s not nearly as eerie – or as hot – as him having some vamp blood in his system 😉

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/gossip/2010/06/24/2010-06-24_robert_pattinson_related_to_vlad_the_impaler_the_orginal_dracula.html#ixzz0rmz6zXV5