Female Murderers

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Rank the Most Wicked Female Murderers

 1 Gypsy Rose Blanchard

Gypsy Rose Blanchard
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Famous As: Murderer
Birthdate: July 27, 1991
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American
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.

 2 Aileen Wuornos

Aileen Wuornos
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Famous As: Serial killer
Birthdate: February 29, 1956
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American
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.

 3 Yolanda Saldívar

Yolanda Saldívar
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Famous As: Murder Convict
Birthdate: September 19, 1960
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American
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.

 4 Susan Atkins

Susan Atkins
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Famous As: Murderer
Birthdate: May 7, 1948
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American
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 Assata Shakur

Assata Shakur
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Famous As: Murder Convict
Birthdate: July 16, 1947
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Cuban, American

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.

 6 Diane Downs

Diane Downs
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Famous As: Criminal
Birthdate: August 7, 1955
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American
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. 

 7 Leslie Van Houten

Leslie Van Houten
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Famous As: Murderer
Birthdate: August 23, 1949
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

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.

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 8 Patricia Krenwinkel

Patricia Dianne Krenwinkel
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Famous As: Murderer
Birthdate: December 3, 1947
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

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 Darlie Routier

Darlie Routier
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Famous As: Murderer
Birthdate: January 4, 1970
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American
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.

 10 Mary Bell

Mary Bell
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Famous As: Murder Convict
Birthdate: May 26, 1957
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: British
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.

 11 Susan Smith

Susan Smith
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Famous As: Murderer
Birthdate: September 26, 1971
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

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.

 12 Felicia Pearson

Felicia Pearson
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 18, 1980
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American

 13 Ruth Ellis

Ruth Ellis
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Famous As: Model
Birthdate: October 9, 1926
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: British, Welsh
Died: July 13, 1955

 14 Caril Ann Fugate

Caril Ann Fugate
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Famous As: Murderer
Birthdate: July 30, 1943
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

 15 Karla Faye Tucker

Karla Faye Tucker
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Famous As: First woman to be executed in the US since 1984
Birthdate: November 18, 1959
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American
Died: February 3, 1998

 16 Barbara Graham

Barbara Graham
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Famous As: Criminal
Birthdate: June 26, 1923
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American
Died: June 3, 1955

 17 Anne Perry

Anne Perry
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: October 28, 1938
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: British

 18 Martha Beck

Martha Beck
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Famous As: Serial Killer
Birthdate: May 6, 1920
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American
Died: March 8, 1951

 19 Christine Papin

Christine Papin
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Famous As: Maid Murderer
Birthdate: March 8, 1905
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: French
Died: May 18, 1937

 20 Léa Papin

Léa Papin
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Famous As: Maid Murderer
Birthdate: September 15, 1911
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: French
Died: July 24, 2001

 21 Tisiphone

Tisiphone
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Famous As: Muderer
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Nationality: Greek

 22 Marguerite Alibert

Marguerite Alibert
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Famous As: Courtesan
Birthdate: December 9, 1890
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: French
Died: January 2, 1971

 23 Teresa Lewis

Teresa Lewis
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Famous As: Murderer
Birthdate: April 26, 1969
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American
Died: September 23, 2010

 24 Jean Harris

Jean Harris
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: April 27, 1923
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American
Died: December 23, 2012

 25 The Freeway Phantom

The Freeway Phantom
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Famous As: Serial Killer
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Nationality: American

 26 Jodi Arias

Jodi Arias
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Famous As: Murderer
Birthdate: July 9, 1980
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

 27 Marcia Mistress

Marcia Mistress
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Famous As: Mistress
Birthdate: May 5, 0167
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Italian

 28 Olga Hepnarová

Olga Hepnarová
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Famous As: Murderer
Birthdate: June 30, 1951
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Czech
Died: March 12, 1975

 29 Madame de Brinvilliers

Madame de Brinvilliers
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Famous As: Aristocrat
Birthdate: July 22, 1630
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: French
Died: July 17, 1676

 30 Idoia López Riaño

Idoia López Riaño
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Famous As: Terrorist
Birthdate: March 18, 1964
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Spanish

 31 Sinedu Tadesse

Sinedu Tadesse
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Famous As: Murderer
Birthdate: September 25, 1975
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Ethiopian
Died: May 28, 1995

 32 Styllou Christofi

Styllou Christofi
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Famous As: Murderer
Birthdate: 1900 AD
Nationality: Greek
Died: December 15, 1954

 33 Irina Gaidamachuk

Irina Gaidamachuk
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Famous As: Serial killer
Birthdate: September 26, 1972
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Russian

 34 Maria Gruber

Maria Gruber
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Famous As: Murderer
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Nationality: Austrian

 35 Irene Leidolf

Irene Leidolf
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Famous As: Murderer
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Nationality: Austrian

 36 Stephanija Meyer

Stephanija Meyer
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Famous As: Murderer
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Nationality: Austrian

 37 Waltraud Wagner

Waltraud Wagner
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Famous As: Murderer
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Nationality: Austrian

 38 Reem Riyashi

Reem Riyashi
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Famous As: Suicide bomber
Birthdate: 1981 AD
Nationality: Palestinian
Died: January 14, 2004

 39 Shi Jianqiao

Shi Jianqiao
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Famous As: Criminal
Birthdate: 1905 AD
Nationality: Chinese
Died: August 27, 1979

 40 Alyssa Bustamante

Alyssa Bustamante
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Famous As: Criminal
Birthdate: January 28, 1994
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American

 41 Wafa Idris

Wafa Idris
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Famous As: First Palestinian female suicide bomber
Birthdate: February 11, 1975
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Palestinian
Died: January 27, 2002

 42 Adelheid Schulz

Adelheid Schulz
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Famous As: Criminal
Birthdate: March 31, 1955
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: German

 43 Jacqueline Sauvage

Jacqueline Sauvage
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Famous As: Murderer
Birthdate: December 27, 1947
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: French
Died: July 23, 2020

 44 Marie Lafarge

Marie Lafarge
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Famous As: Criminal
Birthdate: January 15, 1816
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: French
Died: November 7, 1852