American Female Murderers

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Rank the Most Wicked American Female Murderers

 1 
Aileen Wuornos
(Serial killer)

Aileen Wuornos
86
Birthdate: February 29, 1956
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Rochester, Michigan, United States
Died: October 9, 2002

Sexually and physically assaulted by her own grandfather during her childhood and teenage years, Aileen Wuornos took to prostitution to support herself. From becoming pregnant at age 14 to engaging in sexual activities in exchange for drugs, Aileen's early life played a major role in turning her into a serial killer. Her story eventually became quite famous in popular culture.

 2 
Bonnie Parker
(Bank Robber)

Bonnie Parker
29
Birthdate: October 1, 1910
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Rowena, Texas, United States
Died: May 23, 1934

Best known as part of the legendary criminal couple Bonnie and Clyde, Bonnie Parker was infamous for her bank robberies with her partner Clyde Chestnut Barrow. They apparently murdered several policemen, too. Their crimes were romanticized in many movies including a 1967 film starring Faye Dunaway as Bonnie.

 3 
Darlie Routier
(Murderer)

Darlie Routier
10
Birthdate: January 4, 1970
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Altoona, Pennsylvania, United States
Darlie Routier was convicted of stabbing her 5-year-old son Damon to death in 1996 and sentenced to death by lethal injection. She was also charged with killing her other son, 6-year-old Devon, but not tried for it. Following multiple appeals by her, fresh DNA tests were ordered and are pending.

 4 
Susan Atkins
(Murderer)

Susan Atkins
23
Birthdate: May 7, 1948
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: San Gabriel, California, United States
Died: September 24, 2009

Susan Atkins was an American murderer who was convicted for participating in eight killings, including the infamous Tate murders, carried out by members of the Manson Family. Sentenced to life imprisonment, Atkins was the longest-serving female inmate in California history at the time of her death. 

 5 

Leslie Van Houten
10
Birthdate: August 23, 1949
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Altadena, California, United States

Leslie Van Houten is a convicted murderer. A former member of the infamous Manson Family, Houten played a major role in the Tate-LaBianca murders of 1969. Since her highly publicized court trials, Leslie Van Houten has been portrayed in several films; she has been played by actresses like Kristen Hager, Tania Raymonde, Greer Grammer, Hannah Murray, and Victoria Pedretti.

 6 
Susan Smith
(Murderer)

Susan Smith
13
Birthdate: September 26, 1971
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Union, South Carolina

Susan Smith is an American murderer who was convicted for murdering her children, Michael and Alexander, who were three-year-old and 14-month-old respectively. She falsely claimed that her kids were kidnapped by a black man before being adjudged guilty of the crime. Sentenced to life in prison, Smith is currently incarcerated at the Leath Correctional Institution in South Carolina.

 7 
Diane Downs
(Criminal)

Diane Downs
7
Birthdate: August 7, 1955
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Diane Downs killed her own daughter in 1983. She also tried killing her other children and then made up a story about how a man had tried carjacking her and had shot her children. She was sentenced to life plus 50 years but is eligible for parole at age 65. 
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 8 
Patricia Krenwinkel
(Murderer, Member of Manson Crime Family)

Patricia Krenwinkel
6
Birthdate: December 3, 1947
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

A former member of the notorious Charles Manson's "Family," Patricia Krenwinkel is a criminal who has participated in multiple murders. She was part of the gang that murdered actress Sharon Tate, who was pregnant at the time of her death. Krenwinkel has been denied parole fourteen times and is currently incarcerated at the California Institution for Women.

 9 
Assata Shakur
(Murder Convict)

Assata Shakur
19
Birthdate: July 14, 1947
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States

Assata Shakur is a former member of the revolutionary organization 'Black Liberation Army'. Sentenced to life for murder, Shakur escaped from the 'Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women' and was eventually granted political asylum in Cuba. She is the first woman to be added to FBI's Most Wanted Terrorists list. Her life inspired the documentary film Eyes of the Rainbow.

 10 

Karla Faye Tucker
3
Birthdate: November 18, 1959
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States
Died: February 3, 1998

Karla Faye Tucker was a convicted criminal who killed two people with a pickaxe during a burglary. She committed the crime with a few accomplices in 1983. She was convicted of murder the following year and sentenced to death. She was executed by lethal injection in 1998. She was the first woman to be executed in US since1984. 

 11 

Caril Ann Fugate
4
Birthdate: July 30, 1943
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Lincoln, Nebraska, United States

 12 
Martha Beck
(Serial Killer)

Martha Beck
8
Birthdate: May 6, 1920
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Milton, Florida, United States
Died: March 8, 1951

 13 
Barbara Graham
(Criminal)

Barbara Graham
0
Birthdate: June 26, 1923
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Oakland, California, United States
Died: June 3, 1955

Barbara Graham was a convicted criminal who was executed in the gas chamber at San Quentin Prison in 1955. She became the third woman in California to be executed by gas. Born to an unwed teenage sex worker, she had a troubled childhood. As a young woman, she became involved with hardened criminals and took to a life of crime. 

 14 
Sara Jane Moore
(Woman Who Attempted to Assassinate US President Gerald Ford)

Sara Jane Moore
6
Birthdate: February 15, 1930
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Charleston, West Virginia, United States

 15 
Gypsy Rose Blanchard
(Masterminded Her Own Mother’s Murder)

Gypsy Rose Blanchard
44
Birthdate: July 27, 1991
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Golden Meadow, Louisiana, United States
Gypsy Rose Blanchard came in the public eye after she teamed up with her boyfriend, Nicholas Godejohn, to murder her mother, Dee Dee Blanchard. Dee Dee was suffering from Munchausen syndrome, which made her create an illusion that Gypsy suffered from several chronic illnesses, whereas Gypsy was a normal child.

 16 
The Freeway Phantom
(Serial Killer)

The Freeway Phantom
3
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: United States

 17 
Jean Harris
(Author)

Jean Harris
1
Birthdate: April 27, 1923
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: December 23, 2012

 18 
Linda Carty
(Convicted of murder)

Linda Carty
1
Birthdate: October 5, 1958
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Saint Kitts and Nevis

 19 
Sally McNeil
(Bodybuilder)

Sally McNeil
0
Birthdate: 1960 AD
Birthplace: United States

 20 
Jodi Arias
(Murderer)

Jodi Arias
5
Birthdate: July 9, 1980
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Salinas, California, U.S.

 21 

Alyssa Bustamante
18
Birthdate: January 28, 1994
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: California

 22 
Yolanda Saldívar
(Murder Convict of singer Selena Quintanilla-Pérez)

Yolanda Saldívar
45
Birthdate: September 19, 1960
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: San Antonio, Texas, United States
Yolanda Saldívar is serving a sentence for the murder of Latin pop star Selena Quintanilla-Pérez in March 1995. Yolanda managed Selena’s fan club and fashion boutiques and was fired for embezzling money from both. When Selena confronted her, Yolanda refused to submit the financial records and shot her to death.

 23 

Felicia Pearson
8
Birthdate: May 18, 1980
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Best known for her role in HBO production, The Wire, Felicia Pearson started dealing in drugs as a teenager before being incarcerated for second degree murder, earning her GED while in prison. On her release, she was picked up for a role in The Wire, kickstarting her career as actor and rapper. She published her memoir, Grace After Midnight, in 2007.

 24 
Josefa Segovia
(Murderer)

Josefa Segovia
0
Birthdate: 1820 AD
Birthplace: United States
Died: July 5, 1851

 25 
Kathy Boudin
(Criminal)

Kathy Boudin
4
Birthdate: May 19, 1943
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Greenwich Village, New York, United States

 26 
Teresa Lewis
(Murderer)

Teresa Lewis
10
Birthdate: April 26, 1969
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Danville, Virginia, United States
Died: September 23, 2010