Thursday, July 10, 2014

Scariest Real Life Femme Fatales

Here is my pick.
Myra Hindley

From Wikipedia
The Moors murders were carried out by Ian Brady and Myra Hindley between July 1963 and October 1965, in and around what is now Greater Manchester, England. The victims were five children aged between 10 and 17—Pauline Reade, John Kilbride, Keith Bennett, Lesley Ann Downey and Edward Evans—at least four of whom were sexually assaulted. The murders are so named because two of the victims were discovered in graves dug on Saddleworth Moor; a third grave was discovered on the moor in 1987, more than 20 years after Brady and Hindley's trial in 1966. The body of a fourth victim, Keith Bennett, is also suspected to be buried there, but despite repeated searches it remains undiscovered.
The police were initially aware of only three killings, those of Edward Evans, Lesley Ann Downey and John Kilbride. The investigation was reopened in 1985, after Brady was reported in the press as having confessed to the murders of Pauline Reade and Keith Bennett. Brady and Hindley were taken separately to Saddleworth Moor to assist the police in their search for the graves, both by then having confessed to the additional murders.
Characterised by the press as "the most evil woman in Britain",[1] Hindley made several appeals against her life sentence, claiming she was a reformed woman and no longer a danger to society, but she was never released. She died in 2002, aged 60. Brady was declared criminally insane in 1985, since when he has been confined in the high-security Ashworth Hospital. He has made it clear that he never wants to be released, and has repeatedly asked that he be allowed to die.


Myra Hindley
Telegraph.co.uk

Myra Hindley

 
Myra Hindley and her husband, Ian, killed quite a few children in England in the 1960s. The nefarious couple gained fame as the perpetrators of the ‘Moor Murders,’ named for Saddleworth Moor, a location in the northern part of the country where some of their victims were buried. Myra, the future serial killer, met her partner in crime just after he was released from prison (always a good sign in a relationship). Ian made her prove her absolute love for him by involving her in rape and murder, and thus turning her into one of England’s most vicious and famous femme fatales.


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Myra Hindley
Telegraph.co.uk

Myra Hindley

 
Myra Hindley and her husband, Ian, killed quite a few children in England in the 1960s. The nefarious couple gained fame as the perpetrators of the ‘Moor Murders,’ named for Saddleworth Moor, a location in the northern part of the country where some of their victims were buried. Myra, the future serial killer, met her partner in crime just after he was released from prison (always a good sign in a relationship). Ian made her prove her absolute love for him by involving her in rape and murder, and thus turning her into one of England’s most vicious and famous femme fatales.


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9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Aileen Wuornos.

I would have stayed off her lawn!


Jeff M.

Deb said...

These women are really more murderous psychopaths than femme fatales. To me, a femme fatale is a woman who uses her "feminine wiles" to lure men to achieve her nefarious ends. Someone like the teacher who got her male student to murder her husband--the basis of that Nicole Kidman movie from some years ago.

pattinase (abbott) said...

There has been a lot of speculation that Myra actually encouraged him to commit the murders. Borderline, yes.

Deb said...

And yet, while not excusing Myra's appalling behavior, I've read that Myra was the product of an abusive childhood and just 16 when she started dating the sadomasochism-obsessed Brady (Nazi war crimes were another of his obsessions). I'm not excusing her, but a badly-broken person is going to act out in horrible ways. To me this is different than the wily, scheming femme fatale who is usually totally focused in a material goal (i.e., money).

George said...

The line can be very thin between a femme fatale and a murderous psychopath.

Charles Gramlich said...

I don't remember a lot of their names, but there have been several black widow killers who were pretty scary.

Anonymous said...

Rosemary West.

Dorothea Puente.


Jeff M.

Gerard said...

I wrote a comment earlier this morning and the dang thing did not save. Karla Homolka and her husband Paul Bernardo were particularly nasty.

It's hard to pick out a femme fatale since many of them manipulate others and do not act on their own. Homolka used a battered wife defense but she seems to have been lying and reversed the true relationship within her marriage. I suppose a really successful femme fatale keeps her mark under her thumb and he never tells the truth of her involvement.

By way of serendipity and iTunes on shuffle.
http://youtu.be/m8IV6lJSm1c

Anonymous said...

Merriam-Webster and Dictionary.com define "femme fatale" as a seductive woman, especially one who manipulates men and lures them into danger or ruin.

That Nicole Kidman movie, To Die For, was based on a novel, which, in turn, was partly based on the real-life case of Pamela Smart. The case was also the subject of two "true crime" books (Deadly Lessons and Teach Me to Kill), and a 1991 made-for-TV movie ("Murder in New Hampshire") starring Helen Hunt.