Lucy Westenra is a fictional character in the novel Dracula (1897) by Bram Stoker. She is the 19-year-old daughter of a wealthy family, a vivacious young woman who is much praised for her beauty, purity and sweet nature. These qualities earn her three suitors, all of whom propose to her on the same day: Arthur Holmwood, the wealthy son of Lord Godalming; Quincey Morris, an American cowboy; and Dr John Seward, a primitive psychiatrist. However, she is soon attacked by Dracula, and despite the best efforts of Dutch physician Professor Van Helsing, Seward´s mentor and friend, she dies. Soon local children are attacked by the woman who bites their necks.
One night, Van Helsing gathers the rest of the men and applies a plaster made from consecrated hosts over Lucy's crypt while she's out feeding. The men wait for her until she comes come back with another child victim. Upon seeing Arthur, Lucy changes her tone to that of a seductress, beckoning him to join her so they can be a couple in the afterlife. Her hypnotic spell almost works until Van Helsing desperately brandishes a pectoral cross at her, and she is repelled. She flees back to her crypt, but is unable to enter until Van Helsing removes some of the plaster. Immediately, the men are astonished to see Lucy use her new supernatural powers to slip inside effortlessly. They prise open the door and find Lucy seemingly at rest in her coffin. Van Helsing explains that everyone bitten by the vampire becomes a vampire in turn, but if a vampire is killed, the victim is saved. Lucy is staked by her fiancé Holmwood.