Akasha- Vampire Queen (Character)

Forget the fact that ‘Queen of the Damned’ can’t hold a candle to ‘Interview with the Vampire’ or that Akasha was supposed to be so old her skin was chalk white 😛

The one saving point of the movie however was Aaliyah, yup our dearly deceased songstress was sexy as %$#@* in that movie and I’m just sitting here reminiscing about what could have been while I listen to Aaliyah the last album she made before her death 🙁

Let’s celebrate the life of this beautiful talented Black Woman with a gallery of her finale Movie role as Queen of the damned.



Created by Anne Rice

1st appearance: Book-The Queen of the Damned (1988), Movie-The Queen of the Damned (2002)

Powers: Mind Gift-Telekinesis and Telepathy. Fire Gift- Pyrokinesis. Enhanced Strength, senses, flight, Immortality and enhanced healing. Her blood also renders drinkers more powerful or grants a semblance of her powers on them.  She is also the life force of all vampires in her world, if she dies they all do.


I'm a Caribbean born Lecturer, Multidisciplinary specialist/Androgogue/Philosophical Pedagogue; with backgrounds in Philosophy, Social Studies and Geography; founder/CEO of World of Black Heroes, freelance writer and all around comic book geek. I enjoy a good book, video games, movies and most of all fatherhood. Written credits include work for Islandstage.net where my writing inspired the music compiliation "Kindah" available in multiple languages on Itunes, The Caribbean Journal of Education, The University of the west indies, Comicvine, Independent comics etc.

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4 thoughts on “Akasha- Vampire Queen (Character)

  • October 17, 2011 at 7:12 am

    Considering the fact that the achetypal vampire in popular culture is of course white, not just Bram Stoker’s Drcula or Anne Rice’s Lestat de Lioncourt, P.N. Elrod’s Jack Fleming but also Marvel Comics’ Morbius, I’d say this is a step forward in a perverse way( kind of like casting African Americans like Michael Clarke Duncan in the Kingpin in Daredevil or Kerry Washington(no relation BTW) as Alicia Masters even though both characters are of course white in the comic books)rather like the late WIlliam Marshall as “Blacula”!

  • November 8, 2011 at 11:59 pm

    I didn’t care for the movies as they pile books together to make one corny movie!

  • November 23, 2011 at 2:59 pm

    Interestingly enough, Ann Rice “gushed” over Aaliya playing Akasha, claiming she was happy to see this diversity brought to her work. Too bad it was such a god-awful movie…though the best part was by far Akasha.

  • September 14, 2012 at 7:03 pm

    im so shocked that my names me after the queen of vampires because my name is also Akasha lol


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