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"The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" actresses (clockwise from top left) Nikki Reed, Bryce Dallas Howard, Dakota Fanning, Ashley Greene, and Julia Jones. Photographed by Norman Jean Roy exclusively for Vanity Fair

Talk about a bunch of vamps!

The lovely ladies of "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" go for Old Hollywood glamour in the July issue of Vanity Fair. Actresses Dakota Fanning, Ashley Greene, Bryce Dallas Howard, and Julia Jones all wear blood red dresses and lipstick while Nikki Reed unleashes her passion for purple.

Inside the issue, the women, who were photographed by Norman Jean Roy, talk about the legendary love between bloodsucker Edward Cullen and mortal Bella Swan.

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Vintage Liz Taylor is white hot on Vanity Fair's July cover. Photo courtesy of Vanity Fair

"I think that kind of represents all youthful relationships, because that's what all first loves feel like. ... It's sort of borderline, like, insane," Reed, who plays Edward's sister Rosalie, tells the magazine.

Howard, who replaced actress Rachelle Lefevre as evil vampire Victoria, admits that she had seen the first "Twilight" movie "innumerable times," and became so obsessed that even her spouse, actor Seth Gabel, got concerned. "My husband actually said to me, 'Do I need to be worried about this?'"

While Howard was thrilled to sink her teeth into her role in "Eclipse," it probably paled in comparison to her excitement for appearing in Vanity Fair. A former intern for the publication, Howard says, "I remember flipping through the magazine... and [I'd] kind of, like, secretly hope one day I would actually be in there."

Mission accomplished!

In related news, read what Kristen Stewart told Elle about her red-carpet attitude.