Jessica Van Helsing is the granddaughter of Lorrimer Van Helsing in Dracula A.D. 1972 and The Satanic Rites of Dracula.


Behind the ScenesEdit

Jessica Van Helsing
Jessica Van Helsing

Stephanie Beacham played Jessica in the first movie. She was replaced by Joanna Lumley in the sequel.


  • Production of Dracula A.D. 1972 began in September, 1971. Although the film would not actually open until the September of 72, Jessica is the first female Van Helsing descendant ever created. Rachel Van Helsing would not debut until July of 1972, in Tomb of Dracula #3. Female Van Helsing descendants continue to steadily appear in mainstream entertainment.
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