Florida's Infamous Woman Serial Killer- Monster - Daytona Beach
In 1989 to 1990, posing as a hitchhiking prostitute, Eileen Wuornos killed 7 middle-aged male motorists and left their bullet-ridden bodies along the highways of North Florida within a period of 12 months.
Coming from a broken family, her dad was sentenced to life imprisonment for kidnapping and raping a 7-year-old girl. After spending time at a home for unwed mothers, she dropped out of school and turned to prostitution.
She was arrested in 1991 at a local biker bar she frequented, The Last Resort in Port Orange.
The homeless lesbian prostitute and serial killer would admit to the killings, but claimed she acted in self-defense. She was convicted of the murders and sentenced to death, while she later pleaded guilty to three more of the murders and admitted she had killed for profit and not self-defense.
During her trial Wuornos took the stand and said she “robbed” the men and killed them “as cold as ice”. and I’d do it again too, I know I’d kill another person cause I’ve hated humans for a long time”
She was executed by lethal injection in 2002 and Hollywood came calling to Florida to shoot this intense and depressing film, starring Charlize Theron as the infamous serial killer.
Theron had her own trauma at the age of 16 when her alcoholic father fired a gun at her and her mother, and her mother took her own handgun and shot and killed him in South Africa, where the shooting was legally adjudged to be self-defense.
Being one of the most beautiful women in the world, Theron gained 30 pounds for the role by doing things like eating Krispy Kreme donuts. With a combination of rage and despair with helpful make-up artists, she captured the mood swings and killer looks of a caged animal.
She won the Academy Award for best actress for playing Wuornos on February 29th 2004, Wuornos’ birthday.
The Last Resort bar sells t-shirts saying “world famous home of ice cold beer and Killer Women”.
Shot in just 28 days with an $8 million budget, Monster would gross $58 million worldwide
All this happened down along Route 1 in Florida.
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