Hindley, Myra

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Myra Hindley
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Hindley, Myra Gender: F
born on 23 July 1942 at 02:45 (= 02:45 AM )
Place Manchester, England, 53n30, 2w15
Timezone GDWT h2e (is double war time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Fisher
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 29°33' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 23°15 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 14°35'


British serial killer with her lover, Ian Brady. She was a bleached blonde who looked ten years older than her 23 years, with a hooked nose, thick lips, masculine features and a heavy squat figure. Her grandmother, who lived next door, adored her and spoiled her. A prude, she would not undress in front of her younger sister, who had been born when Myra was four.

On 1/16/1961 she began working in an office where Ian Brady was a 20-year-old accounting clerk. They did not have their first date until almost a year later, 12/22/1961 and he deflowered Myra on 1/01/1962. They continued in a steady relationship and he moved in with her and her grandmother on 9/18/1964. He had a cache of porno pictures that he'd taken of Myra in mid-May 1963.

She worshipped Brady and was his willing helper, picking up kids for him and cleaning up after their murders. E. Williams in his biography, "Beyond Belief," 1969, relates how they took pictures and recorded the sounds of their victims during torture and death.

Brady and Hindley began their series of gruesome murders on 7/12/1963 of Pauline Reade, a 16-year-old girl (born 2/18/1947). Their second victim was John Kilbride, a 12-year-old boy (born 5/15/1951) on 11/23/1963 and the third, 12-year-old Keith Bennett (born 6/12/1952) on 6/16/1964. The fourth victim was 10-year-old Lesley Ann Downey (born 8/21/1954) on 12/26/1964. Her body was not found until 10/16/1965. A questionable murder occurred in mid-65, and it is not concrete as to whether or not they committed it. The sixth murder was of 17-year-old Edward Evans (born 1/03/1948) on 1/06/1965.

Brady and Hindley were arrested on 10/07/1965 after her brother went to the police to testify that he had been a witness to the Evans killing.

They went to trial on 4/19/1966. During the trial, Hindley had her hair dyed lilac, then on the 11th day, banana yellow with black zigzags at the roots. The jury saw porno pictures taken of Lesley Downey and heard the tape recordings of her pitiful cries for mercy as Brady and Hindley abused her before killing her. They were both found guilty on 5/06/1966 and the judge imposed three concurrent life terms.

Hindley hoped to gain a parole but the possibility was dashed by the discovery in 1987 of two more bodies buried on the Lancaster Moors after Brady had confessed to burying them there. In May 1974, Hindley attempted an escape from prison that failed.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • lover relationship with Brady, Ian (born 2 January 1938)


  • Relationship : Meet a significant person 16 January 1961 (Met Ian Brady)
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  • Relationship : Begin significant relationship 22 December 1961 (First date with Brady)
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  • Relationship : First Sex 1 January 1962 (Deflowered by Brady, early AM)
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  • Crime : Homicide Perpetration 12 July 1963 (First murder)
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  • Crime : Homicide Perpetration 23 November 1963 (Second murder)
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  • Crime : Homicide Perpetration 16 June 1964 (Third murder)
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  • Family : Change residence 18 September 1964 (She and Brady moved in with Grandmom)
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  • Crime : Homicide Perpetration 26 December 1964 (Fourth murder)
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  • Crime : Homicide Perpetration 6 January 1965 (Fifth murder)
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  • Crime : Homicide Perpetration June 1965 (Sixth murder in mid-65)
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  • Social : Institutionalized - prison, hospital May 1974 (Prison escape failed)
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  • Social : Secrets revealed 1987 (Two more bodies found)

Source Notes

David Fisher quotes Jean Ritchie, "Inside the Mind of a Murderess," "between 2:30 and 3:00 AM."


  • Traits : Body : Appearance unattractive (Squat face and figure)
  • Traits : Personality : Attention seeking (Dyed hair colors and streaks)
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Anti-social Personality (No conscience or empathy)
  • Family : Relationship : Cohabitation more than 3 yrs (Five years with lover Brady)
  • Family : Relationship : Married late/never (Never)
  • Family : Relationship : Sexual chemistry (Ian Brady)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids none
  • Passions : Sexuality : Child sex abuser (Victims were children)
  • Passions : Sexuality : Sexual perversions (Tortured and abused victims)
  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Homicide serial
  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Prison sentence (Life in prison)
  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Torturer/ Sadist (Tortured victims)
  • Vocation : Business : Office Worker
  • Notable : Famous : Criminal cases (Book about case)