Rafaela was one of the vampires who tended the Salamanca line of the Grimaldi family of revenants. She was destroyed by the sun when her haven was torn apart by the 1985 earthquake that hit Mexico City. Her Final Death was witnessed by one of her loyal ghouls called Pablo Salamanca y Grimaldi. She was the estranged sire of the koldun Esteban.
- Mexico City by Night, p. 64, 92