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Famous Female Serial Killers

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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    Age: Died at 54 (1560-1614)
    Birthplace: Nyírbátor, Hungary
    Died: 1614
    Place Of Death: Čachtice, Slovakia
    Born: 1560
    Elizabeth Báthory : see more

  2. 7
    One of the most brutal killers in history, the Russian noble was responsible for torturing and ">killing over 100 of her serfs, mostly women and young girls.


    Age: Died at 71 (1730-1801)
    Birthplace: Russian Empire
    Died: 1801
    Place Of Death: Moscow, Russia
    Born: 1730
    Darya Nikolayevna Saltykova : see more

  3. 8
    Marybeth Tinning is responsible for the deaths of at least two- and as many as nine- of her children, all before their fifth birthdays. The killings, which occurred between 1972-85, were carried out by smothering the children with a pillow. Tinning eventually confessed to the murders of a daughter and two sons and was sentenced to 20 years to life in prison and was denied parole for a fourth time in 2013.


    Age: age 72
    Birthplace: Duanesburg, New York, United States of America
    Institution: Duanesburg High School
    Born: 1942
    Marybeth Tinning : see more

  4. 9

    Birthplace: Miyazaki Prefecture, Japan
    Institution: University of Tokyo
    Born: 1897
    Miyuki Ishikawa : see more

  5. 10
    In 59 days, ">Allitt's killing spree became one of the notorious in British history. She was convicted of murdering four children, attempting to murder three other children, and causing grievous bodily harm to six more. She used insulin and other methods to murder these children, who were as young as seven weeks. Overall, Allitt attacked 13 children and remains in a hospital in England.


    Age: age 46
    Birthplace: England
    Profession: Nurse
    Born: 1968
    Beverley Allitt : see more

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