American Female Murderers

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

Rank the Most Wicked American Female Murderers

 1 Bonnie Parker

Bonnie Parker
11
Famous As: Thief
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.

 2 Aileen Wuornos

Aileen Wuornos
21
Famous As: Serial killer
Birthdate: February 29, 1956
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Troy, 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.

Recommended Lists:

 3 Gypsy Rose Blanchard

Gypsy Rose Blanchard
24
Famous As: Murderer
Birthdate: July 27, 1991
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Louisiana
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.

 4 Yolanda Saldívar

Yolanda Saldívar
29
Famous As: Murder Convict
Birthdate: September 19, 1960
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: San Antonio, Texas, U.S.
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.

 5 Leslie Van Houten

Leslie Van Houten
3
Famous As: Murderer
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 Atkins

Susan Atkins
10
Famous As: Murderer
Birthdate: May 7, 1948
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: San Gabriel, California
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. 

 7 Patricia Krenwinkel

Patricia Krenwinkel
2
Famous As: Murderer
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.

You May Like

 8 Susan Smith

Susan Smith
6
Famous As: Murderer
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.

 9 Diane Downs

Diane Downs
4
Famous As: Criminal
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. 

 10 Felicia Pearson

Felicia Pearson
3
Famous As: Actress
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.

 11 Assata Shakur

Assata Shakur
11
Famous As: Murder Convict
Birthdate: July 16, 1947
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Jamaica, 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.

 12 Darlie Routier

Darlie Routier
4
Famous As: Murderer
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.

 13 Martha Beck

Martha Beck
2
Famous As: Serial Killer
Birthdate: May 6, 1920
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Milton, Florida, United States
Died: March 8, 1951

 14 Caril Ann Fugate

Caril Ann Fugate
0
Famous As: Murderer
Birthdate: July 30, 1943
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Lincoln, Nebraska, United States

 15 Karla Faye Tucker

Karla Faye Tucker
1
Famous As: First woman to be executed in the US since 1984
Birthdate: November 18, 1959
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Houston, Texas
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. 

 16 The Freeway Phantom

The Freeway Phantom
1
Famous As: Serial Killer
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: United States

 17 Barbara Graham

Barbara Graham
0
Famous As: Criminal
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. 

 18 Teresa Lewis

Teresa Lewis
6
Famous As: Murderer
Birthdate: April 26, 1969
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Danville, Virginia, United States
Died: September 23, 2010

 19 Jean Harris

Jean Harris
0
Famous As: Author
Birthdate: April 27, 1923
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: December 23, 2012

 20 Jodi Arias

Jodi Arias
2
Famous As: Murderer
Birthdate: July 9, 1980
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Salinas, California, U.S.

 21 Alyssa Bustamante

Alyssa Bustamante
7
Famous As: Criminal
Birthdate: January 28, 1994
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: California

 22 Sally McNeil

Sally McNeil
0
Famous As: Bodybuilder
Birthdate: 1960 AD
Birthplace: United States

 23 Kathy Boudin

Kathy Boudin
0
Famous As: Criminal
Birthdate: May 19, 1943
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Greenwich Village, New York, United States

 24 Josefa Segovia

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