Best remembered as the wife of Dracula author
She grew up in Newcastle, County Down, Northern Ireland, as the daughter of Phillippa Anne Marshall and military officer James Balcombe.
In the 1920s, she allowed her neighbor, the writer Hamilton Deane, to adapt Dracula into a stage play.
Her more than three-decade marriage to
Prior to her marriage to Bram Stoker, she was pursued by the famous playwright and novelist Oscar Wilde.