Female Serial Killers

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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.
Rank the Most Wicked Female Serial Killers
 1 
Aileen Wuornos
(American Serial Killer)
Aileen Wuornos
164
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
(Hungarian Noblewoman and Serial Killer)
Elizabeth Báthory
32
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
(Canadian Serial Killer)
Karla Homolka
112
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 
Mary Ann Cotton
(Serial Killer)
Mary Ann Cotton
29
Birthdate: October 31, 1832
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Low Moorsley, Hetton-le-Hole, County Durham, England
Died: March 24, 1873

Mary Ann Cotton was an English serial killer who was convicted for the murder of her stepson. Cotton is believed to have killed 11 of her children and three of her husbands for their insurance policies. Mary Ann Cotton was sentenced to death and was executed by hanging. 

 5 
Amelia Dyer
(English Serial Killer Who Killed Infants)
Amelia Dyer
27
Birthdate: 1837 AD
Birthplace: Bristol
Died: June 11, 1897

Amelia Dyer was an English serial killer who killed infants over a 30-year period. She exercised the practice of baby farming and murdered children after taking them under her care. Amelia Dyer's killings inspired a murder ballad. Her case also led to stricter laws for child protection and adoption in the UK.

 6 
Belle Gunness
(Serial Killer)
Belle Gunness
22
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.
 7 
Beverley Allitt
(Serial Killer)
Beverley Allitt
29
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.

 8 
Leonarda Cianciulli
(Italian Serial Killer)
Leonarda Cianciulli
22
Birthdate: April 18, 1894
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Montella, Italy
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.  

 9 
Genene Jones
(Nurse Who Killed Several Infants)
Genene Jones
22
Birthdate: July 13, 1950
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Texas
 10 
Myra Hindley
(Murderer Who Raped and Killed Five Children in and Around Manchester Between 1963 and 1965)
Myra Hindley
70
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.

 11 
Martha Beck
(Serial Killer)
Martha Beck
11
Birthdate: May 6, 1920
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Milton, Florida, United States
Died: March 8, 1951
 12 
The Freeway Phantom
(Serial Killer)
The Freeway Phantom
4
Birthplace: United States
 13 
Juana Barraza
(Mexican Serial Killer Sentenced to 759 Years in Prison for Killing of 16 Elderly Women)
Juana Barraza
2
Birthdate: December 27, 1957
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Hidalgo, Mexico
 14 
Giulia Tofana
(Poisoner)
Giulia Tofana
4
Birthdate: 1620 AD
Birthplace: Palermo, Italy
Died: June 30, 1659
 15 
Vera Renczi
(Serial killer)
Vera Renczi
9
Birthdate: 1903 AD
Birthplace: Bucharest, Romania
Died: 1960 AD
 16 
Linda Hazzard
(Physician, Serial killer)
Linda Hazzard
5
Birthdate: December 18, 1867
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Carver, Minnesota, United States
Died: June 24, 1938
 17 
Minnie Dean
(Serial killer)
Minnie Dean
4
Birthdate: September 2, 1844
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Greenock, Scotland
Died: August 12, 1895
 18 
Enriqueta Marti
(Serial Killer)
Enriqueta Marti
9
Birthdate: February 2, 1868
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Sant Feliu de Llobregat, Spain
Died: March 12, 1913
 19 
Martha Rendell
(Criminal)
Martha Rendell
7
Birthdate: August 10, 1871
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Australia
Died: October 6, 1909
 20 
Martha Needle
(Serial killer)
Martha Needle
4
Birthdate: April 9, 1863
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Morgan, Australia
Died: October 22, 1894
 21 
Carol M. Bundy
(Serial killer)
Carol M. Bundy
15
Birthdate: August 26, 1942
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: United States
Died: December 9, 2003
 22 
Elizabeth Stride
(Serial Killer)
Elizabeth Stride
27
Birthdate: November 27, 1843
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Torslanda, Sweden
Died: September 30, 1888
 23 
Kristen Gilbert
(American Serial Killer and Former Nurse)
Kristen Gilbert
10
Birthdate: November 13, 1967
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Fall River, Massachusetts, United States

Kristen Gilbert is an American serial killer who worked as a nurse. She was convicted of two attempted murders and four murders of patients admitted to the Northampton Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Massachusetts. Nicknamed The Angel of Death, Kristen Gilbert was found guilty of inducing cardiac arrest in patients at the hospital.

 24 
Rosemary West
(British Serial Killer Who Killed At Least Ten Young Women)
Rosemary West
45
Birthdate: November 29, 1953
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Northam, Devon, England, United Kingdom

Rosemary West is a British serial killer Who torturing and killing at least nine women between 1973 and 1987. She committed the crimes along with her husband Fred West. She also mudered her eight-year-old stepdaughter in 1971. She was convicted of 10 murders in 1995 and was sentenced to life imprisonment. Rosemary West is currently serving her sentence at HM Prison New Hall.

 25 
Veronique Courjault
(French Woman Who Killed Three of Her Newborn Babies)
Veronique Courjault
6
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.

 26 
Teresa Lewis
(Murderer)
Teresa Lewis
16
Birthdate: April 26, 1969
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Danville, Virginia, United States
Died: September 23, 2010
 27 
Tamara Samsonova
(Serial killer)
Tamara Samsonova
22
Birthdate: April 25, 1947
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Uzhur, Russia
 28 
Darya Nikolayevna Saltykova
(Russian Noblewoman, Sadist and Serial Killer)
Darya Nikolayevna Saltykova
47
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 
Gesche Gottfried
8
Birthdate: March 6, 1785
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bremen, Germany
Died: April 21, 1831
 30 
Anna Marie Hahn
(Murderer)
Anna Marie Hahn
10
Birthdate: July 7, 1906
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bavaria, Germany
Died: December 7, 1938
 31 
Daisy de Melker
(Serial killer, Nurse)
Daisy de Melker
8
Birthdate: June 1, 1886
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Eastern Cape, South Africa
Died: December 30, 1932
 32 
Irina Gaidamachuk
(Serial killer)
Irina Gaidamachuk
17
Birthdate: September 26, 1972
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Nyagan, Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug, Soviet Union
 33 
Frances Knorr
(Serial killer)
Frances Knorr
5
Birthdate: November 10, 1868
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: London, England
Died: January 15, 1894
 34 
Mary Clement
(Serial killer)
Mary Clement
10
Birthdate: February 16, 1863
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Harlange, Lac de la Haute-Sûre, Luxembourg
Died: July 9, 1944
 35 
Dagmar Overbye
(Serial killer)
Dagmar Overbye
11
Birthdate: April 23, 1887
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Denmark
Died: May 6, 1929
 36 
Beate Schmidt
(Serial killer)
Beate Schmidt
10
Birthdate: October 5, 1966
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Lehnin, Bezirk Potsdam, Germany
 37 
Olga Konstantinovna Briscorn
10
Birthdate: 1776 AD
Birthplace: Russian Empire
Died: March 30, 1836
 38 
Kim Sun-ja
(Serial killer)
Kim Sun-ja
7
Birthdate: 1939 AD
Birthplace: South Korean
Died: December 30, 1997