Elizabeth Báthory

Elizabeth Báthory is one of the most prolific serial killers in all of history.

She was born into nobility and was highly educated but also very vain.

One day, infuriated, Elizabeth struck one of her servant girls so hard that some blood dripped from her face onto Elizabeth’s hand and she immediately thought that her skin took on a glowing freshness of her young maid.

Elizabeth believed she had found the secret of eternal youth. After this, women were abducted and hung upside down, while they were still alive and their throats were slit to prepare Elizabeth’s bath.

The Countess of Transylvania and four collaborators were accused of torturing and killing hundreds of girls, with one witness attributing to them over 650 victims, though the number for which they were convicted was 80. Elizabeth herself was neither tried nor convicted.


Anonymous said...

bathing in the women's blood is a legend, a myth. Many stories have derived from Elizabeth's killing spree, bringing such characters as the blood queen and blood countess and countess dracula.

she did torture, she did kill...but bathing in her victims blood comes from many folklore tales.

Janine said...

I watched a documentary on vampires and this woman was featured because of her obsession with the blood of young women. It was very disturbing.