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Mina Murray
Mina Murray (Bram Stoker's Dracula)
Mina Murray
Aliases: Mina Murray-Harker
Continuity: Dracula
Notability: Main character
Gender: Female
Location: London, England
Known relatives: Jonathan Harker
Status: Deceased by virtue of time era
Born: 1878 [1]
1st appearance: Dracula (1992)
Actor: Winona Ryder

Mina Murray (later Harker) is the heroine of Dracula (1992). Created by the screenwriter James V Hart and director Francis Ford Coppola, she is based on Mina Murray, the heroine of the novel Dracula by Bram Stoker. 

BiographyEdit

Mina is late-Victorian school mistress and reincarnated Princess Elisabeta, wife of Prince Dracula.  Unlike her counterpart in the novel, she loves Dracula and wants to be the vampire by his side. 

Notes & Trivia Edit

  • Francis Ford Coppola finally gets Winona Ryder to star in a film. Winona was originally cast to play Mary Corleone in Coppola's The Godfather: Part III, but dropped out due to illness. The part then went to his daughter, Sofia Coppola. [2]
  • During production, actor Anthony Hopkins suggested a scene where his character, Abraham Van Helsing, briefly dances with Mina. Francis Ford Coppola liked the idea and it was put into the script. While rehearsing the scene, Hopkins had Van Helsing express a desire to smell Mina's face. [3]
  • Winona Ryder was nominated for the Best Actress category at the 1993 Saturn Awards.

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References Edit

  1. Date is approximated. It is implied that Mina and Lucy are about the same age, with Lucy making the reference that she is "not yet twenty". Assuming that Mina is likewise 19-years-old, this would make her year of birth around 1878.
  2. Francis Ford Coppola; Bram Stoker's Dracula; DVD audio commentary.
  3. "The Making of Bram Stoker's Dracula"; Dracula (1992), Blu-ray


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