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10 Women Throughout History Who Were Guilty Of Evil Acts

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Women are more than capable of doing just about anything a man can do, and in many cases, they can do it a lot better. Men certainly don't have a monopoly on being evil, sadistic human beings.

There have been some truly awful, dangerous and evil men throughout history, but these 10 women have earned their way onto the list of "awful, dangerous and evil." Think several times before you attempt to cross anyone like any of these ladies.

1. Mary Ann Cotton

Mary Ann Cotton was an English serial killer who was active in 1800s England. When she realized that she would start receiving financial compensation for the deaths of her family members, she suddenly found herself a full-time job. She poisoned 21 people with arsenic, including; three of her husbands, 12 of her children, and even her own mother.

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2. Beverley Allitt

Man or woman, anyone who attacks children is a true S.O.B. Between February and April 1991, while working as a nurse in England, she killed 4 children, attempted to kill 3 more, and caused significant bodily harm to six others. She would inject them with lethal doses of insulin and air bubbles to cause pulmonary embolisms.

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3. Queen Mary I

Nicknamed Bloody Mary, the Catholic Queen of England murdered uncountable Protestants. Hundreds of thousands of Protestants fled from England in an attempt save their own lives. They didn't return until Queen Mary died in 1558.

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4. Griselda Blanco

The "Godmother" of cocaine, Griselda was already adept at kidnapping and murdering children by the time she was only 11 years old. She ran drug rings in New York and Miami throughout the 70s and 80s. She was assassinated by being shot in the head in 2012 in Bogota, Colombia. No one knows the true body count of her bloody rule of the drug trade on the eastern seaboard.

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5. Belle Gunness

Gunness started off by killing her first husband and three children. She used the insurance money to buy a home. She then remarried, killing her new husband and her new infant daughter. After that, she took out an ad as "a widow with property". When each new "buyer" came to look at the property, they were robbed and murdered. Gunness then fled the country after murdering 40 people. She was never found.

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6. Ilse Koch

Koch was a Nazi wife during WW2. She took pleasure in torturing and murdering uncountable Jewish prisoners. She then had lampshades and other household items made out of their treated skin.

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7. Irma Grese

Another Nazi woman makes this list. She liked to torture and kill Jewish women who she deemed were more attractive than her. She was a concentration camp guard during the Holocaust, and she believed that she would be a movie star once Germany "won the war." She was hanged for her crimes against humanity in 1945.

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8. Katherine Knight

This woman was a piece of work. She once strangled her husband for falling asleep during sex, and slit a boyfriend's dog's throat right in front of him. Her most infamous act was stabbing a man 37 times, cutting his head off, and hanging his body on a meat hook before trying to feed his body parts to his children.

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9. Elizabeth Bathory

Another historical figure on this list, Countess Elizabeth Bathory was a truly vile woman. During the 16th century, she would lure young women to her castle with hopes of finding a job. She murdered over 650 young women so that she could bathe in their blood in hopes of staying young. This is sometimes considered propaganda used by her enemies, but the murders were very real.

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10. Dorothea Binz

A third Nazi woman on the list, Binz was an SS supervisor at the Ravensbruck concentration camp. She would patrol the camp with a whip and a German Shepherd, and she enjoyed whipping, beating and shooting female prisoners. Binz was in charge of supervising the torture bunks in the camp, and she even trained new guards coming into the camp.

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