Female Serial Killers

Throughout history, there have been many women serial killers who have made significant contribution to the field. The list includes many familiar and great female serial killers such as Amelia Dyer, Aileen Wuornos, Mary Ann Cotton, Karla Homolka, Mary Bell.The women serial killers featured in this list are from United States, United Kingdom, Canada & India and many more countries.

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 Female Serial Killers

 1 
Aileen Wuornos
(Serial killer)

Aileen Wuornos
102
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 
Elizabeth Báthory
(Countess, Serial Killer)

Elizabeth Báthory
18
Birthdate: August 7, 1560
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Nyírbátor, Hungary
Died: August 21, 1614
Known as The Blood Countess and Countess Dracula, Elizabeth Báthory was a Hungarian noblewoman who was accused of killing at least 650 young women from 1590 to 1610. She was also accused of cannibalism and bathing in the blood of her victims. She evaded punishment and died in house arrest.

 3 
Karla Homolka
(Serial Killer)

Karla Homolka
85
Birthdate: May 4, 1970
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Port Credit, Mississauga, Canada

Karla Homolka raped and killed three minors along with her ex-husband Paul Bernardo. After their arrest, Bernardo was sentenced to life imprisonment, while Homolka served 12 years in prison following a plea bargain. Although she had claimed that she was an unwilling accomplice to the killings, a videotape that surfaced after the plea bargain suggested otherwise, resulting in public outrage.

 4 
Delphine LaLaurie
(Serial killer)

Delphine LaLaurie
14
Birthdate: March 19, 1780
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Died: December 7, 1849
Delphine LaLaurie, also known as Marie Delphine Macarty or Madame Blanque, was a socialite from New Orleans who tortured and killed countless slaves in her Royal Street mansion. Her crimes were discovered after a fire at her mansion. An outraged mob subsequently destroyed the house, while she left New Orleans.

 5 
Mary Ann Cotton
(Serial Killer)

Mary Ann Cotton
20
Birthdate: October 15, 1832
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Low Moorsley, England
Died: March 24, 1873

 6 
Amelia Dyer
(Serial Killer)

Amelia Dyer
19
Birthdate: 1837 AD
Birthplace: Bristol
Died: June 11, 1897

 7 
Myra Hindley
(Murderer Who Raped and Killed Five Children in and Around Manchester Between 1963 and 1965)

Myra Hindley
53
Birthdate: July 23, 1942
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Crumpsall, Greater Manchester, England
Died: November 15, 2002

Myra Hindley was an English murderer accused of raping and killing five children aged between 10 and 17 along with her partner, Ian Brady. The killings, which were carried out between July 1963 and October 1965, were dubbed the Moors murders. The killings and its aftermath were dramatized and adapted into an award-winning TV film titled Longford.

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 8 
Belle Gunness
(Serial Killer)

Belle Gunness
13
Birthdate: November 11, 1859
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Selbu
Died: April 28, 1908
Also known as the Mistress of Murder Farms, Norwegian-born American immigrant Brynhild Paulsdatter Storset later changed her name to Belle. The brutal murderer is believed to have seduced and then butchered her countless suitors. A headless body found recovered from her burnt house was thought to be hers.

 9 
Beverley Allitt
(Serial Killer)

Beverley Allitt
22
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.

 10 
Genene Jones
(Nurse Who Killed Several Infants)

Genene Jones
16
Birthdate: July 13, 1950
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Texas

 11 
Leonarda Cianciulli
(Serial Killer)

Leonarda Cianciulli
20
Birthdate: April 18, 1894
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Montella
Died: October 15, 1970

Leonarda Cianciulli was an Italian serial killer who murdered three women and turned their bodies into soaps and tea cakes. She is also known as the "Soap-Maker of Correggio." Between 1939 and 1940, she killed three of her neighbors--all of them middle-aged women--as part of human sacrifices. She was eventually found guilty of her crimes and sentenced to prison.  

 12 
Martha Beck
(Serial Killer)

Martha Beck
10
Birthdate: May 6, 1920
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Milton, Florida, United States
Died: March 8, 1951

 13 
The Freeway Phantom
(Serial Killer)

The Freeway Phantom
4
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: United States

 14 
Linda Hazzard
(Physician, Serial killer)

Linda Hazzard
3
Birthdate: December 18, 1867
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Carver, Minnesota, United States
Died: June 24, 1938

 15 
Carol M. Bundy
(Serial killer)

Carol M. Bundy
8
Birthdate: August 26, 1942
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: United States
Died: December 9, 2003

 16 
Kristen Gilbert
(Serial killer and former nurse who was convicted of four murders)

Kristen Gilbert
4
Birthdate: November 13, 1967
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Fall River, Massachusetts, United States

 17 
Vera Renczi
(Serial killer)

Vera Renczi
8
Birthdate: 1903 AD
Birthplace: Bucharest, Romania
Died: 1960 AD

 18 
Minnie Dean
(Serial killer)

Minnie Dean
1
Birthdate: September 2, 1844
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Greenock, Scotland
Died: August 12, 1895

 19 
Martha Rendell
(Criminal)

Martha Rendell
2
Birthdate: August 10, 1871
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Australia
Died: October 6, 1909

 20 
Giulia Tofana
(Poisoner)

Giulia Tofana
3
Birthdate: 1620 AD
Birthplace: Palermo, Italy
Died: June 30, 1659

 21 
Juana Barraza
(Mexican Serial Killer Sentenced to 759 Years in Prison for Killing of 16 Elderly Women)

Juana Barraza
0
Birthdate: December 27, 1957
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Hidalgo, Mexico

 22 
Martha Needle
(Serial killer)

Martha Needle
3
Birthdate: April 9, 1863
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Morgan, Australia
Died: October 22, 1894

 23 
Elizabeth Stride
(Serial Killer)

Elizabeth Stride
20
Birthdate: November 27, 1843
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Torslanda, Sweden
Died: September 30, 1888

 24 
Rosemary West
(Serial killer who collaborated with her husband, Fred West, in the torture and murder of at least nine young women between 1973 and 1987)

Rosemary West
40
Birthdate: November 29, 1953
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Northam, Devon, England, United Kingdom

 25 
Teresa Lewis
(Murderer)

Teresa Lewis
12
Birthdate: April 26, 1969
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Danville, Virginia, United States
Died: September 23, 2010

 26 
Enriqueta Marti
(Serial Killer)

Enriqueta Marti
6
Birthdate: February 2, 1868
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Sant Feliu de Llobregat, Spain
Died: March 12, 1913

 27 
Tamara Samsonova
(Serial killer)

Tamara Samsonova
12
Birthdate: April 25, 1947
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Uzhur, Russia

 28 

Darya Nikolayevna Saltykova
38
Birthdate: March 22, 1730
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Russia
Died: December 27, 1801

Darya Nikolayevna Saltykova was a noblewoman, serial killer, and sadist. She achieved notoriety for torturing and killing at least 38 female serfs. Since she was well-connected with the Russian nobility and with those in power at the royal court, Darya got away with many of her murders until she was found guilty in a trial organized by Empress Catherine II.

 29 
Anna Marie Hahn
(Murderer)

Anna Marie Hahn
7
Birthdate: July 7, 1906
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bavaria, Germany
Died: December 7, 1938

 30 
Daisy de Melker
(Serial killer, Nurse)

Daisy de Melker
6
Birthdate: June 1, 1886
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Eastern Cape, South Africa
Died: December 30, 1932

 31 

Gesche Gottfried
5
Birthdate: March 6, 1785
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bremen, Germany
Died: April 21, 1831

 32 
Frances Knorr
(Serial killer)

Frances Knorr
3
Birthdate: November 10, 1868
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: London, England
Died: January 15, 1894

 33 
Mary Clement
(Serial killer)

Mary Clement
8
Birthdate: February 16, 1863
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Harlange, Lac de la Haute-Sûre, Luxembourg
Died: July 9, 1944

 34 
Irina Gaidamachuk
(Serial killer)

Irina Gaidamachuk
12
Birthdate: September 26, 1972
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Nyagan, Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug, Soviet Union

 35 
Dagmar Overbye
(Serial killer)

Dagmar Overbye
10
Birthdate: April 23, 1887
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Denmark
Died: May 6, 1929

 36 
Kim Sun-ja
(Serial killer)

Kim Sun-ja
4
Birthdate: 1939 AD
Birthplace: South Korean
Died: December 30, 1997

 37 
Beate Schmidt
(Serial killer)

Beate Schmidt
8
Birthdate: October 5, 1966
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Lehnin, Bezirk Potsdam, Germany

 38 

Olga Konstantinovna Briscorn
5
Birthdate: 1776 AD
Birthplace: Russian Empire
Died: March 30, 1836

 39 
Veronique Courjault
(Serial Killer)

Veronique Courjault
6
Birthdate: 1968 AD
Birthplace: Maine-et-Loire, Pays de la Loire, France