Robert Pattinson is distantly related to dracula

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It appears vampire blood may really run through Robert Pattinson’s veins.

Genealogists this week said they believe the Twilight star, 24, is related to the notorious 15th-century ruler Vlad IV Tzepesch … better known as Vlad the Impaler, widely considered to be the inspiration for the title character in author Bram Stoker’s classic tale of darkness, Dracula.

The third installment in the series, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, opens nationwide June 30.

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