Famous Serial Killers - List of Famous Serial Killers - page 5

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
Leonarda Cianciulli

Leonarda Cianciulli

Leonarda Cianciulli was an Italian serial killer and cannibal

ItalianApril 18, 1894496 views

Beverley Allitt

Beverley Allitt is an English serial killer who murdered four children

BritishOctober 4, 1968538 views

Genene Jones

Genene Jones is a licensed vocational nurse who is suspected to have killed up to 60 infants

AmericanJuly 13, 1950370 views

Anatoly Onoprienko

Anatoly Yuriyovych Onoprienko also known by nicknames ‘Citizen O,’ ‘The Terminator,’ and ‘The Beast of Ukraine’ was a Ukrainian serial killer.

UkrainianJuly 25, 1959431 views

Rodney Alcala

Rodney Alcala is an American rapist and serial killer, who was sentenced to death in 2010 for murdering five people in the 1990s

AmericanAugust 23, 1943327 views

Alexander Pichushkin

Alexander Pichushkin is a Russian serial killer who is believed to have killed between 50-60 people

RussianApril 9, 1974352 views

Michael Swango

Michael Swango is an American serial killer and a former physician who is serving three consecutive life terms

AmericanOctober 21, 1954543 views

David Berkowitz

David Berkowitz is an infamous American serial killer

AmericanJune 1, 1953152 views

Tsutomu Miyazaki

Tsutomu Miyazaki was a Japanese serial killer who murdered four young girls

JapaneseAugust 21, 1962239 views

Charles Sobhraj

Charles Sobhraj is a French serial killer also known as the “Bikini Killer.”

FrenchApril 6, 1944726 views