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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 41 (1832-1873)
    Birthplace: County Durham, United Kingdom
    Cause Of Death: Capital punishment, Hanging
    Place Of Death: Durham, 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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    Age: age 48
    Birthplace: Fall River, Massachusetts, United States of America
    Profession: Nurse
    Schools: Greenfield Community College
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    Birthplace: Miyazaki Prefecture, Japan
    Schools: University of Tokyo
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    Juana Barraza, a Mexican wrestler known from her crimes as "La Mataviejitas" (The Old Lady Killer), strangled and killed as many as 49 elderly women in Mexico City during the 1990s until her capture in 2003. She was found guilty of 16 murders and sentenced to 759 years in jail.


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    Age: age 59
    Birthplace: Hidalgo, Mexico
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    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.


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    Age: age 47
    Birthplace: England
    Profession: Nurse
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    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.


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    Age: age 73
    Birthplace: Duanesburg, New York, United States of America
    Schools: Duanesburg High School
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