Black widow

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Black widow may refer to:


  • Black widow spider, a common name for some species of spiders in the genus Latrodectus

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  • Black Widows of Liverpool, two women hanged for murder in 1884
  • Belle Gunness, 25-40 victims spanning from 1884 to 1908
  • Vera Renczi (1903-1960), murdered 35 men, including her husband and her son
  • Betty Neumar (1931–2011), dubbed "Black Widow" or "Black Widow Granny", accused of murdering one of her husbands
  • Blanche Taylor Moore (born 1933), convicted murderer
  • Griselda Blanco (1943–2012), Colombian drug trafficker, known for her ordering or committing the murders of three ex-husbands
  • Catherine Nevin (1950-2018), responsible for the 1996 murder of Tom Nevin in Jack White's Inn
  • Stacey Castor (born 1967), convicted murderer
  • Lynn Turner (murderer) (1968–2010), convicted murderer
  • Black Widow Murders, murders committed in 1999/2005 by two elderly women in Los Angeles
  • Áurea Vázquez-Rijos who hired a hitman for the Murder of Adam Anhang in 2005, extradited back to Puerto Rico in 2015 and convicted in 2018
  • Melissa Ann Shepard (born 1935), Canadian murderer
  • Patrizia Reggiani (born 1948), ex-wife of Maurizio Gucci convicted of arranging his murder
  • Chisako Kakehi (born 1946), Japanese serial killer currently awaiting execution for three murders
  • Lyda Southard, American serial killer of husbands of other family members using arsenic from flypaper


  • Jeanette Lee (pool player) (born 1971), so-called because of her fondness for wearing black
  • Sonya Thomas (born 1967), top-ranked competitive eater

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