Most Fascinating Female Assassins in History

Female assassins have always fascinated mankind, for they are uncommon. In fact, many films like ‘Kill Bill’ have thrived for their portrayal of women killers. If you think female assassins portrayed in movies are terrifying, think again, for real-life assassins can be far more devastating. Don't believe us? Take a look at the list below.

1. Shi Jianqiao 

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Birthday: 1905
Born In: Tongcheng, Anqing, China
Died On: 27 August 1979
Shi Jianqiao avenged her father's death by killing the perpetrator. After the act, she stayed at the scene of the murder and justified her killing. The incident received wide publicity and was ethically justified by citing filial piety.

2. Idoia López Riaño 

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Birthday: 18 March 1964
Born In: Donostia-San Sebastian, Spain
Sun Sign: Pisces
Idoia López Riaño used her beauty to seduce civil guards and gather information about them an pass it on to the separatist organization ETA. Based on the inputs, the organization executed the civil guards. She was involved in the murder of twenty-three people.

3. Mistress Marcia poisoned her lover.

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Birthday: 05 May 167
Born In: Anagni, Italy
Sun Sign: Taurus
Marcia Mistress was the lover of Roman Emperor Commodus. She and two of Commodus' officers conspired to poison him. However, to ensure he died, they later paid a strong athlete to strangle him.

4. Fanny Kaplan

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Birthday: 10 February 1890
Born In: Volhynian Governorate
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died On: 03 September 1918
Fanny Kaplan shot three times at Vladimir Lenin but failed to kill him. She was apprehended but did not reveal the names of her accomplices and was later executed.

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Birthday: 27 July 1768
Born In: Ligneries
Sun Sign: Leo
Died On: 17 July 1793

Charlotte Corday was executed by guillotine in 1793 for the assassination of French political theorist and scientist Jean-Paul Marat.