Famous Serial Killers - List of Famous Serial Killers - page 4

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
Lee Boyd Malvo

Lee Boyd Malvo

Lee Boyd Malvo is a convicted murderer who committed murders in the Washington Metropolitan Area for three weeks in October 2002

JamaicanFebruary 18, 1985348 views

Dean Corll

Dean Corll was an American serial killer and the mastermind behind the Houston Mass Murders

AmericanDecember 24, 1939940 views

Mary Ann Cotton

Mary Ann Cotton was an English serial-killer, whose victims included her own husbands, a lover and several children

BritishOctober 31, 1832438 views

Ottis Toole

Ottis Toole was an American criminal who was convicted for six murders

AmericanMarch 5, 1947226 views

Edmund Kemper

Edmund Kemper is a convicted serial killer from America who murdered ten people

AmericanDecember 18, 19484,666 views

Gary Ridgway

Gary Leon Ridgway is a dreaded American serial killer

AmericanFebruary 18, 19491,344 views

Ed Gein

Ed Gein infamously known as the ‘Butcher of Plainfield’ was an American murderer and body snatcher

AmericanAugust 27, 1906501 views

Dennis Rader (BTK Killer)

Dennis Rader is an American serial killer also known as the BTK "Bind, Torture, Kill" Killer or the BTK Strangler

AmericanMarch 9, 1945223 views

Darya Nikolayevna Saltykova

Darya Nikolayevna Saltykova was a Russian noblewoman, sadist, and serial killer

RussianMarch 11, 1730286 views