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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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    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.

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    about... age: Died at 71 (1730-1801)
    birthplace: Russian Empire
    place of death: Moscow, Russia
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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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    about... age: 73
    birthplace: Duanesburg, New York, United States of America
    institution: Duanesburg High School
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    about... birthplace: Miyazaki Prefecture, Japan
    institution: University of Tokyo
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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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    about... age: 47
    birthplace: England
    profession: Nurse
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    Along with Cathy Wood (called the Lethal Lovers), she killed five elderly women in a suburb of Grand Rapids, Mich. They would smother their victims where they were nurses at the Alpine Manor nursing home in 1987, where they both worked as nurse's aides.

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    about... profession: Nursing Assistant
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    Homolka wasn't a killer in a mastermind way. Instead, she helped her husband Paul murder and rape at least two women, including her sister. She struck a plea bargain with prosecutors and went to jail on the lesser charge of manslaughter in 1993.

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    about... age: 45
    birthplace: Port Credit, Ontario, Canada
    institution: Queen's University, Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School
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