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Crib Sheet Aileen Wuornos

1. The ''Damsel of Death,'' who in 1989 -- 90 shot seven men in Florida, is widely considered to be the only female serial killer in U.S. history.

2. The longtime prostitute died by lethal injection on Oct. 9, 2002, the tenth woman put to death nationwide since 1976. During that time, more than 800 men were executed.

3. Wuornos is the subject of several true-crime books, at least three films (including ''Monster,'' with Charlize Theron), and a 2001 San Francisco opera, ''Wuornos.''

Originally posted Jan 16, 2004 Published in issue #746 Jan 16, 2004 Order article reprints