Why Famous: Anne Rice is one of the most popular modern authors. Her Vampire Chronicles series have sold nearly 100 million copies.
The series revolves around a vampire character Lestat and have been adapted both into a film staring Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt as well as comics.
- 1961-10-14 Author Anne Rice (20) weds poet/artist Stan Rice (18) in Denton, Texas
- 1976-04-12 Anne Rice's debut novel "Interview with a Vampire" is published by Knopf