Evil comes in all shapes and sizes. Men, women, and even children have all been known to be exceedingly evil. Today we’re here to talk about the “fairer sex.” Who are these women? From female serial killers and ruthless political dictators to feared drug queen-pins and sadistic Nazi commandants, here are the 25 Most Evil Women In History.
Nicknamed La Madrina, or The Black Widow, Griselda Blanco was one of the most ruthless and feared drug “queenpins” of all-time. Born in 1943, this notorious Colombian criminal was one of the key figures in the infamous Medellin Cartel and has even been credited with being a mentor to one of the most successful drug lords, Pablo Escobar, who eventually become her enemy. It has been estimated that Blanco was responsible for up to 200 murders while transporting cocaine from Colombia to the US.
The only child of King Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon to survive into adulthood, Mary Tudor was the very first queen of England (reigning from 1553 until her death in 1558); however, she is remembered as one of the most bloodthirsty, tyrannical, and evil women in English history. Known as Bloody Mary, she is best known for her brutal religious persecutions of Protestants and the executions of over 300 subjects. She also had her first cousin, Lady Jane Grey, who also wanted to claim the throne, beheaded.
Dagmar Overbye was a Danish serial killer who murdered up to 25 children – including one of her own – during a seven-year period from 1913 to 1920. Overbye was working as a professional child caretaker, caring for babies born outside of marriage. Out of the babies she killed, some were strangled, some drowned, and the rest burned to death in her masonry heater. In March 1921, Overbye was sentenced to death in one of the most-watched murder trials in Danish history. The sentence was later commuted to life in jail. Overbye died in prison in 1929, aged 42.
Known as the Chocolate Cream Killer, Christiana Edmunds was an English killer and mentally ill woman with a very weird hobby. She would buy chocolates from a shop, poison them with strychnine, and then return them to the shop. Other people would buy them and become ill. In 1871, a 4-year-old boy died from eating one of the chocolates she had poisoned. Edmunds was sentenced to death, but the sentence was later reduced to life imprisonment due to her mental state.
Known as the the Mad Monarch of Madagascar, Ranavalona l is considered one the cruelest female political leaders in history. Ranavalona l ruled the African island of Madagascar for 33 years that were filled with nothing but terror, fear, and violence. Thousands of her people died due to the extremely brutal discipline she introduced. It was the Christian minority who suffered the most under Ranavalona’s regime as they faced imprisonment, torture, and execution.