Psychologists claim that women, like men, are sometimes serial killers and act with extreme brutality and sophistication.
Below is a list of 11 of these women, who are of different times in their cruelty.
11. Daria N. Saltykov ("Saltychikha") 1730-1801 Russian landowner, known in history as sophisticated sadist
and a killer 139 dominion serfs, mostly women and girls.
10. Queen Mary I, 1516-1558 daughter of King Henry VIII and his first wife, went down in history as the monarch, who tried to bring the country back to the bosom of the Roman Catholic Church after her father, a quarrel with the Pope, declared himself head of the new Anglican church. Restoration took place against the backdrop of brutal killings of Protestants, persecution and killing of innocent people, for what is popularly called the Queen Mary Bloody.
9. Myra Hindley, 1942-2002 serial killer, along with his accomplice Ian Bryan earned the nickname "English Bonnie and Clyde." For several years, the criminals kidnapped, raped and tortured to death five minors aged 10 to 17 years.
8. Isabella of Castile, Isabella of Castile 1451-1504 notorious for his cruelty towards non-Catholics: passionate and devout Catholic, she appointed Thomas Torquemada first Grand Inquisitor and ushered in an era of religious cleansing. When Isabella of Castile Spain left the majority of Jews and Arabs - about 200 thousand people, and the remaining were forced to accept Christianity, which, however, rarely converts saved from death at the stake.