Valentina Cervi

True Blood is bringing in more fresh blood for Season 5.

Italian actress Valentina Cervi will join the cast as a series regular, TVGuide.com has confirmed. Cervi, who recently appeared in the BBC miniseries Zen, will portray Salome, an ancient vampire who's not only intelligent but a skilled seductress. TVLine.com first reported the news.

True Blood Scoop: Lucy Griffiths joins cast as Eric's "sister"

Salome, as in the Salome from the Bible, is the most powerful person, though she's capable of hiding her powers when it serves her purpose.

True Blood is slated to return with Season 5 next year.