So I've avoided doing this long enough and I figured I'd have to address it soon enough. Buffy the Vampire Slayer has been a Juggernaut of vampire fiction for the past 3 decades despite the fact that the TV show which caused the "teen vampire love triangle" craze has been off the air since 2003.
So why avoid it you ask? Well first which should be the most important, on a site dedicated to female vampires there just weren't that many. You would think with a feature film a spinoff and seven seasons of TV you'd have more than just a hand full of female vampire characters but it just wasn't in the cards (at least important ones that weren't just stake fodder).
Secondly, they weren't hot. While they were pretty normal in the movie the TV translation pretty much turned vampires into Klingons.
There might be some guys that were into that but I just was never one of them. Some of them definitely had sex appeal before they turned all wrinkled and demon like but all bets were off after.
So I'll do my best to be objective here. First we'll start with the 1992 film that started it all.
Kristy Swanson. The thing every version of the mythology shares is that the vampires pretty much just play the part of your random movie henchman. Just bodies to be thrown around and killed so you have to pay attention for the most part for some good female fang action as most of the main vampire characters in the film (by most meaning 99% of them) are male.
which leads us to....
In the series Buffy (now played by Sarah Michelle Gellar) and her family have moved to the fictional town of Sunnydale, California after the events of the film (which took place in L.A.). She hopes to try to be a regular teen but low and behold her new high school is situated on top of a dimensional portal where every week a new supernatural creature will just show up and she'll have to deal with. As the years go on her friends find out about what she does and gets in on the fun, some develop supernatural abilities of their own and every once in awhile she'll screw a few vampires instead of killing them (Angel and Spike). In this case you do get a few female vampire standout characters who as I mentioned before are pretty hot until they get hungry.
Sarah Michelle Gellar (Buffy Summers) - Season 1, episode 10 "Nightmares"
Mercedes McNabb (Harmony Kindall)
Julie Benz (Darla)
Juliet Landau (Drusilla)
Alysson Hannigan (Evil Willow)
more Buffy coming soon?
Sometime in 2009 Warner Brothers had greenlit a reboot of the franchise back in feature film format. All info regarding the potential reboot described it as completely separate from the Joss Whedon Buffy universe and Whedon would have no connection to the project. The latest on the film is that it is on hold as Warner Brothers was not happy with the screen play presented to them and they are in search of a new screen writer.