Guess who holds the top spot on the list of the most prolific female murderers in the Guinness Book of World Records? Nope, not Lizzie Borden from the famous nursery rhyme. It’s someone much, much – well, older.

Countess Elizabeth Báthory de Ecsed was a Hungarian noblewoman, who went on to be engaged at age ten, and married off at age fifteen. She suffered from epileptic attacks as a child and many people believed that this was a result of her parents’ inbreeding. Superstition was rampant back in the day, and they treated her with the blood and a piece of skull from someone that didn’t have epilepsy. Apparently, this helped with the attacks. Jeez, they should have invented Carbamazepine earlier.

Lady Báthory also came from a family that loved to indulge in cruelty and they’d punish their servants brutally. It is said that of her uncles taught her Satanism, and she learned about sadomasochism from her aunt, which is insane.

Her husband would indulge in torture practices too, but it wasn’t until after he died that she actually went full-blown evil. One day, a young servant girl was brushing Lady Báthory’s hair and accidentally tugged on it, driving the woman into a fit of rage so bad that she struck the girl hard enough to make her bleed. Later that night, Lady Báthory noticed that the skin on her hand that had been soaked in the girl’s blood looked much younger and smoother, and that’s when her obsession with blood began. So driven was she by the insatiable greed to hold on to her youth and be beautiful forever, that she went on to murder over six hundred young virgin girls, allegedly.

She managed to get away with murder before she was arrested and imprisoned, and eventually died while in prison.

Now, it’s not just Lady Báthory that did weird creepy ish to stay young and look smooth as heck. Oh no, siree. We have modern-day weirdos that actually spend crazy money on absolutely ridiculous skin treatments, just to hold on to their youth. Take Hailey Baldwin, for example, who spends over a thousand dollars on a blood moisturizer that’s made from her own platelets that are extracted from her own blood. And who can forget Kim Kardashian and her vampire facials?

PS: As if that wasn’t enough, we have another woman, Yazmina Jade, who makes masks out of her own menstrual blood and smears them all over her face. Now, if your body is rejecting something, it needs to stay that way – rejected. You wouldn’t smear your own excreta all over your face, would you? Also, there are no benefits that come out of using this kind of stuff. She doesn’t do it for the staying young factor, but what’s the point, really? Shock value?

Thankfully, these people aren’t committing murder. Imagine if we had a few Lady Báthory-s show up and kill and bathe in other women’s blood. YIKES.