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List of notable or famous female serial killers, with photos. These are among the most infamous female serial killers in history, with many of these women's stories shown on the big screen, which are included on the list of the best serial killer movies ever. Most, but not all, of these notorious female murderers are from the USA. While this is not a comprehensive list of all worldwide female serial killers, you could certainly find your top 10 here - including Jeanne Weber and of course Aileen Wuornos.

While there are fewer known female serial killers than male, the women on this list of female serial killers rank among the worst serial killers of all time and committed thousands of murders collectively.
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    Between 1989-90, prostitute-turned-killer Aileen Wuornos murdered seven johns who had the misfortune of looking for a little extra-marital action. A minor traffic accident in one her victim's cars led to her arrest and eventual 2002 execution.

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    Born: 1956
    Birthplace: Metro Detroit, Michigan, Contiguous United States, United States of America, Rochester + 3 more
    Nationality: United States of America
    Cause Of Death: Lethal injection, Capital punishment
    Place Of Death: Florida State Prison, United States of America, Bradford County, 32091, DVD Region 1
    Date Of Death: 2002
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    Known as "The Moors Murderer" and "The Most Evil Woman in Britain", Myra Hindley and her lover, Ian Brady, plotted and carried out the rape and deaths of five young children 1963-65 in England. The pair were turned in to the police by Hindley's brother-in-law who had witnessed Brady killing a boy with an axe. Hindley died in prison in 2002 at age 60.

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    Born: 1942
    Birthplace: Europe, Greater Manchester, Crumpsall, United Kingdom, North West England + 3 more
    Nationality: England
    Cause Of Death: Myocardial infarction
    Date Of Death: 2002
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    West, along with her husband, was convicted of murdering 10 young women in 1995. Most of the crimes occurred between April 1973 and August 1979.

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    Born: 1953
    Birthplace: Europe, Devon, North Devon, South West England, United Kingdom + 3 more
    Nationality: England
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    Known as the Angel of Death, Gilbert was responsible for three first-degree murders, a second-degree murder and two additional attempted murders when she was a nurse. She killed patients by injecting them with epinephrine. Gilbert is serving a life sentence.

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    Born: 1967
    Birthplace: Northeast United States, Bristol County, Fall River, New England, North America + 3 more
    Nationality: United States of America
    Profession: Nurse
    Institution: Greenfield Community College
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    Nannie Doss was a black widow who went through five husbands before being caught and charged with a slew of murders including those of her five husbands, a mother-in-law, her sisters, two of their children, and her own mother. She was never put to death (because she was a woman) and died in prison at age 59 in 1965.

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    Born: 1905
    Birthplace: Blue Mountain, Calhoun County, Contiguous United States, United States of America, DVD Region 1 + 2 more
    Nationality: United States of America
    Cause Of Death: Leukemia
    Place Of Death: United States, with Territories, McAlester, Oklahoma, Pittsburg County
    Date Of Death: 1965
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