Famous Serial Killers - List of Famous Serial Killers - page 2

Serial killers are the individuals who commit a series of murders, killing three or more people with the murders taking place over more than a month and including a significant break between them. The murders are usually committed as separate events. Serial killers derive abnormal psychological gratification from torturing and killing people and most serial killings involve sexual contact with the victim. They may exhibit varying degrees of mental illness and/or psychopathy, which may contribute to their homicidal behavior. American criminal H. H. Holmes was one of the first documented serial killers in the modern sense of the term, and was believed to have killed more than 200 victims in the late 19th century. Coming to the 20th century, Ted Bundy is believed to be one of the most evil and enigmatic serial killers ever convicted. Well educated, intelligent, and good looking, he terrorized people for four years over the course of which he killed 35–36 women. Columbian Luis Alfredo Garavito Cubillos and Brazilian Pedro Rodrigues Filho are believed to have claimed over a 100 victims each. While a majority of serial killers are male, history has also seen some vicious female serial killers like Elizabeth Báthory and Aileen Wuornos. This section provides you information about the life and crimes of various notorious serial killers from all over the world.

The Most Famous Serial Killers

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Edmund KemperDecember 18, 1948AmericanEdmund Kemper is a convicted serial killer from America who murdered ten people
Karla HomolkaMay 4, 1970CanadianKarla Homolka is one of Canada’s most infamous female serial killers
Gary RidgwayFebruary 18, 1949AmericanGary Leon Ridgway is a dreaded American serial killer
Richard RamirezFebruary 29, 1960AmericanRichard Ramirez was an American serial killer and rapist dubbed as the “Night Stalker”
Aileen WuornosFebruary 29, 1956AmericanAileen Wuornos was a serial killer who was sentenced to death for killing seven men in Florida
Dean CorllDecember 24, 1939AmericanDean Corll was an American serial killer and the mastermind behind the Houston Mass Murders
Peter SutcliffeJune 2, 1946BritishPeter Sutcliffe is an infamous English serial killer, who was also known as the ‘Yorkshire Ripper.’ This biography profiles his childhood, family life, crimes, murders, etc.
Charles SobhrajApril 6, 1944FrenchCharles Sobhraj is a French serial killer also known as the “Bikini Killer.”
Anatoly SlivkoDecember 28, 1938RussianAnatoly Slivko was a Soviet serial killer
John Wayne GacyMarch 17, 1942AmericanJohn Wayne Gacy was an American serial killer and rapist who targeted boys and young men
Harvey Glatman

Harvey Glatman

Harvey Glatman was one of the most notorious serial killers of the 20th century

AmericanDecember 10, 1927187 views

Ahmad Suradji

Ahmad Suradji was an Indonesian cattle breeder turned serial killer

IndonesianJanuary 10, 1949194 views

Nannie Doss

Nannie Doss was an American serial killer who killed 11 people

Paul Durousseau

Paul Durousseau is an American serial killer convicted of killing seven women

AmericanAugust 11, 1970335 views

Aileen Wuornos

Aileen Wuornos was a serial killer who was sentenced to death for killing seven men in Florida

AmericanFebruary 29, 19561,030 views

Robert Berdella

Robert Berdella was a notorious American serial killer

AmericanJanuary 31, 1949296 views

Anatoly Slivko

Anatoly Slivko was a Soviet serial killer

RussianDecember 28, 1938712 views

Belle Gunness

Belle Sorenson Gunness was a Norwegian-American serial killer

NorwegianNovember 11, 1859274 views

Todd Kohlhepp

Todd Kohlhepp is a notorious American serial killer who was declared guilty of killing seven people in South Carolina, between 2003 and 2016.

AmericanMarch 7, 1971172 views

David Parker Ray

David Parker Ray was a serial rapist, torturer of women, and a suspected serial killer