Dracula is inarguably the most famous vampire in literature. He was created by the Irish writer Bram Stoker in his 1897 horror novel of the same name.
Dracula features in numerous movies, but for many the definitive portrayal is by Bela Lugosi in the 1931 Universal Studios version directed by Tod Browning.
Each night, on the same sets, a Spanish language version was filmed starring Carlos Villarías and Lupita Tovar. With fewer censor restrictions than the Browning version, it contains scenes that could not be filmed for the English language film. There is an ongoing debate over which film is better. It is included on the DVD.
During the 1930s and '40s, the Universal Studios horror films made Dracula a household name by starring him as a villain in a number of movies, including several where he met other monsters. In these films he somehow gained control over the Frankenstein monster, and in a number of movies the monster acted as Dracula's servant, usually referring to the vampire Count as "Master."
See also Hammer Horror.