British Female Criminals

Throughout history, there have been many British women criminals who have made significant contribution to the field. The list includes many familiar and great British female criminals such as Amelia Dyer, Mary Ann Cotton, Samantha Lewthwaite, Mary Bell, Rosemary West.

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 British Female Criminals

 1 Myra Hindley

Myra Hindley
Famous As: Serial killer
Birthdate: July 23, 1942
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Crumpsall, Greater Manchester, England
Died: November 15, 2002

 2 Mary Bell

Mary Bell
Famous As: Murder Convict
Birthdate: May 26, 1957
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England
Mary Bell was convicted of strangling 4-year-old Martin Brown and 3-year-old Brian Howe in 1968, when she was just 11. She committed the second crime with a 13-year-old friend named Norma Joyce Bell. After she was released in 1980, after 12 years, she took up various pseudonyms.

 3 Rosemary West

Rosemary West
Famous As: Serial killer
Birthdate: November 29, 1953
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Barnstaple
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 4 Ruth Ellis

Ruth Ellis
Famous As: Model
Birthdate: October 9, 1926
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Rhyl, Flintshire, Wales, UK
Died: July 13, 1955
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 5 Samantha Lewthwaite

Samantha Lewthwaite
Famous As: Suspected Terrorist
Birthdate: December 5, 1983
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Banbridge, United Kingdom
Died: November 12, 2014

Called the ‘white widow’, British national Samantha Lewthwaite is one of the most wanted terrorists in the world. She has been linked to the Somali terrorist group Al Shabaab and was reportedly involved in the 2013 Nairobi Westgate shopping mall terror attack. She is the widow of one of the four suicide bombers who carried out the July 2005 London subway terror attacks.

 6 Anne Perry

Anne Perry
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: October 28, 1938
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: London, England, UK

Juliet Hulme, better known as Anne Perry, is the bestselling author of the widely popular William Monk and Thomas Pitt series of novels. She changed her name after a 5-year sentence for killing her friend’s mother at age 15. She has also worked as a flight attendant.

 7 Beverley Allitt

Beverley Allitt
Famous As: Serial Killer
Birthdate: October 4, 1968
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Grantham, Lincolnshire, England

Beverley Allitt is an English serial child killer, convicted ,of murdering four children and grievously injuring several others. Previously employed as a State Enrolled Nurse, she attacked 13 children over a 59-day period, out of which four died. She received 13 life sentences for the crimes and is detained at Rampton Secure Hospital in Nottinghamshire.

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 8 Mary Read

Mary Read
Famous As: Pirate
Birthdate: 1685 AD
Birthplace: London, Kingdom of England
Died: April 28, 1721

A legendary female pirate of the early eighteenth century, Mary Read took to piracy when her ship was seized by Jack Rackham in West Indies. By then, she had started dressing as a man and had served in the military, which might have helped her to become a successful buccaneer. Captured in 1720, she died in prison five months later.  

 9 Amelia Dyer

Amelia Dyer
Famous As: Serial Killer
Birthdate: 1837 AD
Birthplace: Bristol
Died: June 11, 1897

 10 Mary Ann Cotton

Mary Ann Cotton
Famous As: Serial Killer
Birthdate: October 15, 1832
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Low Moorsley, England
Died: March 24, 1873

 11 Mary Frith

Mary Frith
Famous As: Criminal
Birthdate: 1584 AD
Birthplace: London, England
Died: July 26, 1659

 12 Margaret Scott

Margaret Scott
Famous As: Accused witchcraft
Birthdate: March 28, 1616
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Somerset, England, United Kingdom
Died: September 22, 1692