French Women Criminals

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Rank the Most Wicked French Women Criminals
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Marguerite Alibert
(French Socialite Who Became a Royal Courtesan)
Marguerite Alibert
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Birthdate: December 9, 1890
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: January 2, 1971

Born to working-class parents, Marguerite Alibert initially sang at local bars and worked as a prostitute. She later became Prince Edward’s (later King Edward VIII of the UK) courtesan. She shot her second husband, Ali Fahmy, to death at Savoy Hotel but got away by showcasing herself as a victim of brutality.

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Madame de Brinvilliers
(French Aristocrat Who Was Sentenced to Death On Being Accused of Killing Her Father & Brothers)
Madame de Brinvilliers
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Birthdate: July 22, 1630
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: July 16, 1676

Madame de Brinvilliers was a French aristocrat who was sentenced to death by the French government after being accused of killing her father and brothers to inherit their estates. Speculated of having poisoned more than 30 sick people in order to test out her poisons, Madame de Brinvilliers' life, killings, and execution inspired many works of art.

 3 
Françoise Dior
(A Prominent Neo-Nazi Figure and Niece of Fashion Designer Christian Dior)
Françoise Dior
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Birthdate: April 7, 1932
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: January 20, 1993

French socialite Françoise Dior was the niece of world-renowned designer Christian Dior. However, the heiress later became a Nazi sympathizer and married neo-Nazi figure and Holocaust denier Colin Jordan. She was associated with the National Socialist Movement but eventually lost most of her fortune and died in oblivion.

 4 
Jeanne de Clisson
(A French Noblewomen Who Turned into a Merciless Pirate after Her Husband's Execution)
Jeanne de Clisson
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Birthdate: 1300 AD
Birthplace: Belleville-sur-Vie, Bellevigny, France
Died: 1359 AD

Known as the Lioness of Brittany, Jeanne de Clisson was born a noblewoman of France but later turned into a pirate. After her third husband, Olivier IV de Clisson, was executed for treason, she unleashed her terror upon the French royalty by killing the crew of French ships mercilessly.

 5 
Marie Lafarge
(First French Person to be Publicly Convicted Based on Direct Forensic Toxicological Evidence for Murdering Her Husband)
Marie Lafarge
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Birthdate: January 15, 1816
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: November 7, 1852
 6 
Hayat Boumeddiene
(Suspected Accomplice of Amedy Coulibaly, the Main Suspect in the Montrouge Shooting)
Hayat Boumeddiene
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Birthdate: June 26, 1988
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Hayat Boumeddiene is a French woman who is currently being sought by the police as a suspected abettor of Amedy Coulibaly, the main suspect in the Montrouge shooting, which resulted in the death of a policeman. Boumeddiene, who absconded in 2015, was convicted in absentia of financing terrorism by a court in 2020 and sentenced to 30 years in prison.

 7 
Ghislaine Maxwell
(Socialite, Sex offender)
Ghislaine Maxwell
76
Birthdate: December 25, 1961
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Maisons-Laffitte, France

Daughter of publishing tycoon, late Robert Maxwell, Ghislaine Maxwell is a socialite infamous for her involvement with the convicted sex offender, Jeffrey Epstein. Charged with sex trafficking of minor girls, she is under investigation by the US Virgin Islands Department of Justice.

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La Voisin
(French Fortune Teller, Sorceress and Head of the Organization that Carried Out Mass Murders Under 'Affaire des poisons')
La Voisin
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Birthdate: 1640 AD
Birthplace: France
Died: February 22, 1680

French sorceress and fortune teller Catherine Monvoisin, also known as La Voisin, mostly catered to clients from the French elite class. She provided poison to help her clients kill their enemies and almost succeeded in killing King Louis XIV of France on the orders of Madame de Montespan.

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Léa Papin
(French Maid Who Killed the Wife and Daughter of Her Employer)
Léa Papin
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Birthdate: September 15, 1911
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: French
Died: July 24, 2001

Known for committing one of the bloodiest murders in France, French maid Léa Papin, along with her sister, Christine Papin, also inspired discussions on class struggle. They killed Léonie and Geneviève Lancelin, the wife and daughter of their employer, who would often ill-treat the 2 sisters.

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Christine Papin
(Maid Who Along with Her Sister Committed One of the Greatest Murders in French History)
Christine Papin
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Birthdate: March 8, 1905
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: France
Died: May 18, 1937
 11 
Marie-Josephte Corriveau
(Murderer and Well-known Figure in Québécois Folklore)
Marie-Josephte Corriveau
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Birthdate: 1733 AD
Birthplace: Saint-Vallier, Canada
Died: April 18, 1763
Marie-Josephte Corriveau was a murderer and well-known personality in Québécois folklore. She was sentenced to death in 1763 for the murder of her husband and was hanged on April 18, 1763. Her life and career inspired several works of art, including novels, ballet, and plays.  
 12 
Jacqueline Sauvage
(French Woman Who Shot Her Husband With a Hunting Rifle)
Jacqueline Sauvage
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Birthdate: December 27, 1947
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Melun, France
Died: July 23, 2020

Jacqueline Sauvage was a French woman who was convicted of killing her husband Norbert Marot. Sauvage shot her husband three times in the back with a hunting rifle on 10 September 2012, the day after their son had committed suicide. Jacqueline Sauvage stated that her husband had abused her, their daughters, and possibly their son sexually and physically. 

 13 
Veronique Courjault
(French Woman Who Killed Three of Her Newborn Babies)
Veronique Courjault
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Birthdate: 1968 AD
Birthplace: Maine-et-Loire, Pays de la Loire, France

Veronique Courjault is a French woman and murderer who killed three of her newborn babies. As it turned out, her husband didn't know about her pregnancies as she kept them a secret through a process called denial of pregnancy. In 2009, Veronique Courjault was found guilty of all three murders and was sentenced to eight years of imprisonment.