Aileen Wuornos

1956 - 2002

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Aileen Carol "Lee" Wuornos (; born Aileen Carol Pittman; February 29, 1956 – October 9, 2002) was an American serial killer and sex worker who murdered seven men in Florida in 1989 and 1990 by shooting them at point-blank range. Wuornos claimed that her victims had either raped or attempted to rape her while they were soliciting sex from her, and that all of the homicides were committed in self-defense. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Aileen Wuornos has received more than 10,598,771 page views. Her biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia. Aileen Wuornos is the 67th most popular extremist (up from 75th in 2019), the 1,379th most popular biography from United States (up from 1,774th in 2019) and the 25th most popular American Extremist.

Aileen Wuornos is most famous for being a serial killer who murdered seven men in Florida between 1989 and 1990.

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Among extremists, Aileen Wuornos ranks 67 out of 205. Before her are Timothy McVeigh, Henri Désiré Landru, Friedrich Jeckeln, Edmund Kemper, Boris Savinkov, and Oskar Gröning. After her are Marc Dutroux, Vincenzo Peruggia, Anders Behring Breivik, Jean II, Duke of Alençon, Sada Abe, and Carlo Gambino.

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Among people born in 1956, Aileen Wuornos ranks 37Before her are Joe Satriani, Eric Roberts, Maria Teresa, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg, Anthony Bourdain, Leslie Cheung, and Steve Harris. After her are Marc Dutroux, Zbigniew Boniek, Kim Cattrall, Ingemar Stenmark, Michael Connelly, and David Caruso. Among people deceased in 2002, Aileen Wuornos ranks 44Before her are Ne Win, René Thom, Archer Martin, Shigeo Sugimoto, Song Hye-rim, and Laurent Schwartz. After her are Stephen Jay Gould, Xi Zhongxun, Ray Conniff, María Félix, Pim Fortuyn, and Sohn Kee-chung.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Aileen Wuornos ranks 1,379 out of 15,968. Before her are John Sturges (1910), William Tecumseh Sherman (1820), Angelo Badalamenti (1937), Paul Berg (1926), Betty Ford (1918), and Barnett Newman (1905). After her are Bubba Smith (1945), Mildred Harris (1901), Joseph Franklin Rutherford (1869), Robert Whittaker (1920), Herbert Blomstedt (1927), and Clark L. Hull (1884).

Among EXTREMISTS In United States

Among extremists born in United States, Aileen Wuornos ranks 25Before her are James Earl Ray (1928), George Stinney (1929), George Jung (1942), Jordan Belfort (1962), Timothy McVeigh (1968), and Edmund Kemper (1948). After her are Jeffrey Dahmer (1960), Dennis Rader (1945), Ma Barker (1873), Susan Atkins (1948), Delphine LaLaurie (1787), and Robert Hansen (1939).