14 Actresses Who Played Real-Life Killers

We may more often hear about male murderers, but plenty of women have fired a gun or wielded a knife or used a poison, whether in anger, for revenge, or, well, for any other reason, to deadly effect. Their stories are shocking and brutal, and for actresses playing them in movies, they represent an acting challenge like no other. 

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Check out these 14 actresses who weren't afraid to play real-life killers -- and even saw their careers reap the benefits.

 

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