Top 10 Most Infamous Serial Killers
Look the rapists are demons, but their murders were nowhere near as heinous as this guy's. He butchered prostitutes like they came out of saw, there also wasn't even so much as a single trace to his real identity, furthermore, his name has entered pop culture, folklore, books, and basically anywhere else (in terms of instant recognition his name dwarves anyone else on this list). There's probably more to point out too
Come on, its Jack the Ripper, Jacky's number 1. Well, I don't plan on ever changing my career choice to serial killer or law officer, so I don't research serial killers (I'm pretty ignorant to the subject). But he's definitely the most famous, and often times a serial killers main goal is fame, so I guess Jack wins.
I've only voted for him because he is a classic killer, in a way. He murdered prostitutes, however.
Most famous in history and possibly a person of importance in English government.
This guy is just a pervert killer. He killed about 30 women, but it is speculated that he killed over 100. He would basically hide suspicion by putting his arm in a sling. He also always escaped and then continued his murder spree.
People say he looked handsome and normal but underneath that smile was a monster.
A very perverted, sick, disturbed individual who acted like a barbaric animal.
Ted Bundy should be #1. I feel bad for the people who lived when he roamed the streets.
Killed over 33 young men, and even worked as a birthday party entertainer while doing so. He was smart at getting out of trouble, but finally got his karma.
He was pretty bad. He basically killed 33 boys, and was pretty good at getting out of trouble. His crimes were of graphic nature as well.
He might be number 1 cause he killed more people than anyone. And what else?
Look out a clown is comming for you. His nickname was the killer clown.
Like Jack the Ripper we'll probably never know his true identity.
I want to know who that bastard is!
He technically isn't a true serial killer. Serial killing is the span of 3 or more murders over a length on time. He has only been convicted of killing two people, though this is debatable, since he could've started the fire that killed his brother, but nobody know for sure if he did. But he is pretty far out there when it comes to terms of what he did with the corpses, turning parts of the bodies of dead women into furniture and trying to create a suit so he could be his mother, who he adored dearly. Ed Gein was also one of the first serial killers I studied, so I've always seen him as one of the most gruesome (yet interesting.)
Ed Gein wasn't actually a serial killer — he only admitted to killing two women — rather, he was a body snatcher who had an obsession with his deceased mother, Augusta.
Only killed 2 people but is still one of the most infamous serial killers of the 20th century.
He looks radically different from every picture of him, its kinds weird.
He is the worst. He looks innocent and then he's not. Totally got my vote!
Rapist is not a to explore your sexuality!
People like this are so terrible they don't deserve to be written about like I am doing right now
As a child I feel this story has made me be aware of the dangours on the streets today, both husband and wife had no reason too kill the inocent children. Also when mr west was a child it got said that he was sexular abused by his mother and that his family agreed in insest this is just one of the reason for his killing those children. When mr west was younger he had a fall trying to esscape a fir and did some damage to his brain and he was in a coma for 8day, he then aged 19 ran over a a 4year old child with his ice cream van this all relates to why he killed them children, these couple were born evil.
Fred West was one of the most evil and twisted serial killers of all time. Rose West was evil too but Fred was the real monster
Both were very, very sick, but I reckon Rose was the real mastermind.
Creepy person. So scary
She's scary as hell
Ramirez was born in El Paso, Texas, on February 29, 1960, the youngest of Julian and Mercedes Ramirez's five children. His father, a Mexican national and former Juarez policeman who later became a laborer on the Santa Fe railroad, was prone to fits of anger that often resulted in physical abuse. ...read more.
Like the zodiac killer
I'm not surprised
Although he doesn't have the highest quantity of murders like some people on this list, what he did to his victims, and to himself, for that matter, should indisputably land him in top 3. One of the most putrid and vile human beings in existence.
How Albert Fish is lower on this list than Adolf Hitler (not a serial killer) is beyond me.
Sickest person who ever lived, and I don't mean that in a good way?
You people say Ted Bundy and Ed Gein are sick monsters, but I have to say Elizabeth Bathory takes the cake for this one. She brutally murdered over 650 innocent girls, cut them alive, and dipped her skin in their blood to make herself look younger. But that doesn't mean the other serial killers are innocent, they're sick bastards that deserve to rot in hell.
She killed more people than any one else on this list and her victims suffered the most. And where is Gilles de Rais?
I just read how she killed, and tortured her victims, and let's just say I'm glad I'm not one of them.
Probably the most evil woman to ever live.
The worst part is despite all he did, he was only sentenced to 22-24 years in prison, but escaped to god knows where, and no one knows if he's even alive.
He even looks creepy
He is the serial killer with the most kills. He has confessed killing 138 children and is believed to have killed 172-300+ children in total
Never heard of him
I will admit, from what I have heard, she seems to be quite intelligent.
This famous sociopath and possibly the most prolific and intelligent (not because he was a doctor) serial killer in history who gained pleasure from killing his so called patients by the method of poisoning which lead to a total count of 250-457 murders.
I either forgot his motive or never heard of it. Can someone tell me this dude's motive?
Most victims in history.
The best killer
He has one of the highest body counts in serial killer history.
Missing an eye