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  • The ruthless murder of scores of innocent, helpless children; the sadistic torture of

  • unsuspecting young women; the brutal abuse of immaciated concentration camp prisoners;

  • even the grisly collection of the skin of victims.

  • Believe it or not, each of these horrific and bloodthirsty crimes - and more besides

  • - were committed by a woman.

  • The most evil women that ever lived would give the most well-known male killers and

  • villains a run for their money.

  • 1.

  • Queen Mary the First of England.

  • Mary Tudor was the Queen of England from 1553 until her death in 1558, and she was the first

  • woman to rule England in her own right.

  • Though her reign was short, it was brutal enough to earn her the ominous nickname of

  • Bloody Mary.

  • When Mary took the throne, she immediately turned her attention to reversing the religious

  • reforms of her father, King Henry the Eighth.

  • Mary, a staunch Catholic, held a burning hatred for Protestants - perhaps because her father

  • had split with the Catholic church and became a Protestant in the first place in order to

  • divorce her mother and marry the second of his 6 wives.

  • The heresy laws that Queen Mary enacted made it a crime to believe in a different religion

  • than the Queen.

  • At the time, heresy was commonly believed to be an infection of the body, so, to prevent

  • it from spreading to others, convicted heretics were not only killed, but their corpse was

  • utterly destroyed to ensure that no part of it remained which could be used as a religious

  • relic.

  • During her 5 year reign, Queen Mary was personally responsible for more than 300 Protestants

  • being burned alive at the stake, a brutal, agonizing and very public death.

  • 2.

  • Aileen Wuornos Aileen Wuornos had a rough life, to say the

  • least.

  • Her father was a child molester and sociopath who was killed in prison when she was a child.

  • When Wuornos became pregnant at the age of 14, she dropped out of school and began working

  • as a prostitute along Florida's interstate.

  • In late 1989 and 1990, Florida authorities discovered the bodies of 7 men strewn along

  • the highways, each shot to death at close range.

  • Investigators believed that they had a serial killer on their hands, and they finally caught

  • a break in the case when items belonging to 2 of the victims turned up at a local pawn

  • shop.

  • The fake names the suspect had used when pawning the goods led the police straight to their

  • killer, and they were shocked to discover that a woman was behind these brutal murders.

  • Wuornos claimed she had killed the men in self defence, but the police didn't buy

  • it - Wuornos was the first American woman to fit the FBI's profile of a serial killer,

  • and she was found guilty and sentenced to death for the murders.

  • She was executed by lethal injection in 2002, after enjoying a single cup of black coffee

  • for her last meal.

  • During her time on death row, Wuornos sold the movie rights to her life story, and the

  • Oscar-winning film Monster is based on her life and crimes.

  • 3.

  • Amelia Dyer Amelia Dyer trained as a nurse before turning

  • to baby farming in 1869 after she became a widow.

  • Baby farming was a common practice in Victorian England - the laws at the time didn't require

  • men to support their illegitimate children, so many desperate young women would pay baby

  • farmers like Dyer to adopt and care for their children.

  • Unsurprisingly, the children weren't always given the best care and neglect and abuse

  • were rampant, but Amelia Dyer was in a league all her own.

  • Dyer initially let the children in her care die of neglect and starvation, drugging them

  • to stop them from crying and moaning in pain.

  • She was caught by the authorities, convicted of neglect and sentenced to 6 months labor,

  • but upon her release she quickly returned to baby farming - and this time, she had learned

  • her lesson.

  • Dyer began moving frequently and using aliases to avoid detection.

  • She also started murdering the children outright to turn a quicker profit, strangling them

  • with tape around their necks and disposing of their bodies in the River Thames.

  • She was finally caught when a body of a child pulled from the river with tape around its

  • neck was traced back to her.

  • Though she was only convicted of 1 murder, she likely killed anywhere from 200 to 400

  • children in total.

  • She was hanged to death in 1896.

  • 4.

  • Karla Homolka Karla Homolka was a young veterinary assistant

  • living near Toronto, Canada when she met the charming and handsome Paul Bernardo.

  • The two were engaged within months of meeting each other in 1987 when Karla was just 17

  • years old.

  • Homolka's fairy tale romance quickly unravelled - her fiance was not only a suspect in a string

  • of violent rapes in a nearby town, but he had also become obsessed with Karla's 15

  • year old sister Tammy.

  • Just before Christmas in 1990, Homolka stole powerful tranquilizer drugs from the veterinary

  • office where she worked, drugged her sister and let Bernardo rape her.

  • Tammy reacted badly to the drugs, began vomiting and choking, and eventually died of asphyxiation.

  • Officials and her family all believed that her death was the result of intoxication,

  • but Bernardo knew otherwise - and he now had a taste for murder.

  • Over the next 2 years, the pair would stalk a number of women and brutally torture and

  • murder 2 other young girls before finally being caught - though they had been questioned

  • by police several times over the same period in connection with the rapes and Tammy's

  • death.

  • Once in custody, Homolka told a harrowing tale of abuse and coercion at the hands of

  • her husband, and was given a plea deal in return for her cooperation.

  • Bernardo was ultimately convicted and sentenced to life in prison, the maximum sentence in

  • Canada, while Homolka received just 12 years for manslaughter.

  • After the trial, new video evidence surfaced that clearly showed that Homolka was a willing

  • participant in the torture and murder of their victims, but by then it was too late to change

  • her sentence.

  • Homolka was released in 2005, and Canada's most prolific female serial killer now lives

  • in South America with her new husband and children.

  • 5.

  • Elizabeth Bathory Elizabeth Bathory was born in Hungary in 1560

  • into a prominent family of nobles.

  • She married and became a Countess at the age of 15, and she would soon become infamous

  • across the country for her rumored love of torture and murder.

  • According to Guinness World Records, Bathory was the world's most prolific female serial

  • killer, and her gruesome activities would lead many to consider her one of the first

  • vampires in recorded history.

  • Bathory was rumored to have a specially built torture chamber in her castle, and was accused

  • of mutilating and murdering up to 650 women between 1585 and 1610.

  • Some of her favorite methods of torture included jamming pins and needles under the nails of

  • her victims, and smearing women's naked bodies with honey before tying them up and

  • letting them be attacked by bees and ants.

  • After her husband died in the early 1600s, Bathory's bloodlust apparently got much

  • worse - she was said to have bitten chunks of flesh off of her living victims, and even

  • forced some of her victims to cook and eat their own flesh.

  • Bathory was also rumored to have bathed in - and possibly drank - the blood of her victims,

  • believing it would keep her youthful.

  • Her crimes were widely known but largely ignored due to her family's influence - that is,

  • until she grew tired of killing peasants and began searching for victims among the daughters

  • of the nobility.

  • At that point, the King stepped in and had her arrested and tried for 80 counts of murder.

  • She escaped execution, but was confined to a single dark room of the castle, where she

  • survived for 3 years before her death in 1614.

  • 6.

  • Beverley Allitt Beverley Allitt was working as a pediatric

  • nurse in Lincolnshire, England in the early 1990s when she committed a string of horrific

  • crimes that earned her the sinister monikerThe Angel of Death”.

  • Over the course of 59 days in February and March 1991, Allitt attacked 13 children in

  • her care, ranging in age from just 2 months up to 11 years old.

  • When it was available, she would inject the children with large doses of insulin or potassium

  • to cause cardiac arrest, but if she was unable to secure the drugs, she would resort to smothering

  • the children with a pillow.

  • In all, Allitt murdered 4 children and seriously injured 5 others before she was caught.

  • Hospital staff, suspicious about the unusual number of cardiac deaths in such a short period

  • in the children's ward, called in the police, who discovered that Allitt was the only nurse

  • on duty during each incident.

  • She was convicted and sentenced to 13 concurrent life sentences, and her judge recommended

  • that she serve at least 40 years before being eligible for parole - one of the longest recommended

  • sentences by a trial judge.

  • Her motives have never been fully explained, though some believe that she suffers from

  • the controversial psychiatric disorder Munchausen by proxy.

  • 7.

  • Irma Grese The female guards at Nazi concentration camps

  • may be less well known than their male counterparts, but they were no less evil.

  • At least 10 percent of all guards were women, and the worst among them was Irma Grese, known

  • as the Beautiful Beast of Belsen.

  • Grese worked as a guard at two of the most notorious Nazi concentration camps, Auschwitz

  • and Bergen-Belsen.

  • By the end of her first year at Auschwitz she had risen to the rank of Senior Supervisor

  • and was the second highest ranking female in the camp, in charge of 30,000 female Jewish

  • prisoners.

  • Grese was well known for her brutality and cruelty, and for the heavy boots she wore

  • and the pistol she carried at all times to facilitate her vicious abuse.

  • Grese clearly enjoyed inflicting emotional and physical torture on her prisoners, and

  • her ruthlessness was characterised by her regular sadistic beatings of prisoners with

  • a special braided whip and her frequent arbitrary shootings of prisoners.

  • Grese enjoyed personally selecting prisoners for the gas chamber, and she was well known

  • for setting her trained and half-starved dogs to viciously attack prisoners.

  • Being a woman did not make her immune to justice - at the end of the war, Grese was sentenced

  • to death for her crimes alonside her male colleagues, after being convicted of murder

  • and crimes and atrocities against the laws of humanity.

  • 8.

  • Ilse Koch The Nazis were so evil that it should come

  • as no surprise that 2 of the most evil women who ever lived were among their ranks.

  • Isle Koch, known as the Witch of Buchenwald, was the wife of Karl Koch, the commandant

  • of the horrific concentration camp Buchenwald from 1937 to 1941.

  • Koch, drunk on her husband's absolute power, indulged her sadistic tendencies at the expense

  • of the prisoners.

  • The Kochs were known to eat and drink to their hearts' content, and even built an elaborate

  • fitness facility using money stolen from the camp's budget.

  • They frequently held lavish parties and were even rumored to have hosted orgies for the

  • camp's SS officers.

  • Koch revelled in forcing the weak and emaciated prisoners to endure physically exhausting

  • activities for her amusement, and she was infamous for the gruesome souvenirs that she

  • collected - she would reportedly order that prisoners withinterestingtattoos be

  • murdered, and that their tattooed skin be turned into artifacts like lampshades and

  • gloves.

  • Koch was promoted to Chief Overseer of the female guards at Buchenwald before her husband

  • was accused of stealing from the SS in 1941.

  • He was executed by the SS in 1945, and Koch herself would be arrested and tried for her

  • crimes at Buchenwald in 1947.

  • She was sentenced life in prison, and committed suicide by hanging at Aichach's women's

  • prison in 1967.

  • True evil is clearly not just the exclusive purview of men.

  • Throughout history, some of the most horrific and sadistic crimes have been committed by

  • the most evil women that ever lived.

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