The Most Famous Stalker, Ranked

Choose the stalker you think is the most famous!

Author: Gregor Krambs
Updated on May 17, 2024 07:16
Tracking the most notorious stalkers through the annals of history helps provide a clearer view of both the past and the measures society has adopted for protection and prevention. The fascination with these figures isn't just about their notoriety but also about understanding the mechanisms that drive such extreme behaviors. This insight assists in reinforcing the social fabric, ensuring such patterns are better recognized and managed. Here on this dynamic listing, every vote cast influences the real-time rankings, offering an updated perspective on who the public finds most notorious. By participating, users contribute to a broader conversation about historical impact and societal response. This interaction not only deepens communal knowledge but also engages a modern audience with the lessons of history.

Who Is the Most Famous Stalker?

  1. 1
    Mark David Chapman stalked and assassinated John Lennon in 1980.
    Mark David Chapman in other rankings
  2. 2
    Robert John Bardo stalked actress Rebecca Schaeffer and murdered her in 1989.
  3. 3
    John Hinckley Jr.
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    John Hinckley Jr. stalked actress Jodie Foster and attempted to assassinate President Reagan in 1981.
  4. 4

    Richard Ramirez

    Richard Ramirez
    Richard Ramirez stalked and murdered multiple women and children in the 1980s.
    Richard Ramirez, also known as the Night Stalker, was an American serial killer and rapist who terrorized the residents of Los Angeles and San Francisco from 1984 to 1985. He was a highly disturbing and brutal criminal who gained worldwide notoriety for his heinous acts.
    • Nickname: Night Stalker
    • Years Active: 1984-1985
    • Location: Los Angeles and San Francisco
    • Crimes: Murder, rape, burglary, and assault
    • Victims: 13 known murders, several rape cases, and numerous other crimes
    Richard Ramirez in other rankings
  5. 5
    Robert Dewey Hoskins stalked and threatened to kill singer Madonna in the 1990s.
  6. 6
    Robert B. Williams stalked and murdered actress Theresa Saldana in 1982.
  7. 7
    Michael David Barrett
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    Michael David Barrett stalked and secretly filmed sportscaster Erin Andrews in 2008.
  8. 8
    Jonathan Norman stalked and threatened actress Uma Thurman in 2007.
  9. 9
    Elliot Rodger stalked and killed six people in Isla Vista, California in 2014.
  10. 10
    Margaret Mary Ray stalked and broke into David Letterman's home multiple times in the 1990s.

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Ranking factors for famous stalker

  1. Notoriety
    The level of public awareness and recognition of the stalker's actions. 2. Media Coverage: The extent of media coverage and attention given to the stalker's activities, including newspaper articles, magazines, TV shows, documentaries, etc. 3. Impact on the Victim: The severity and extent of harm caused to the victim or victims by the stalker. 4. Legal Consequences: The legal actions taken against the stalker, such as arrests, convictions, and sentences. 5. Pop Culture References: The representation and mention of the stalker in pop culture, including movies, books, songs, and other forms of entertainment. 6. Legacy: The lasting impact or infamy associated with the stalker, including their influence or portrayal in the years following their actions.

About this ranking

This is a community-based ranking of the most famous stalker. We do our best to provide fair voting, but it is not intended to be exhaustive. So if you notice something or Stalker is missing, feel free to help improve the ranking!


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Voting Rules

A participant may cast an up or down vote for each Stalker once every 24 hours. The rank of each Stalker is then calculated from the weighted sum of all up and down votes.

More information on most famous stalker

Stalking is a serious crime and can lead to devastating consequences for both the victim and the stalker. It is defined as a pattern of unwanted and obsessive behavior that is directed towards a specific person, causing them to feel threatened, intimidated, or harassed. In recent years, a number of high-profile cases have brought the issue of stalking to the forefront of public attention. From celebrities to politicians, no one is immune to the dangers of stalking. In this article, we explore some of the most famous cases of stalking and how they have impacted the lives of those involved.

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