The Serpent: Chilling Pictures of the Real Killer, Charles Sobhraj

The Serpent: Chilling Pictures of the Real Killer, Charles Sobhraj

One of the most unsettling watches of the year, Netflix’s The Serpent follows the terrifying true story of serial killer Charles Sobhraj, who murdered travelers on the Hippie Trail in Southeast Asia during the ’70s. In The Serpent, the notorious “bikini killer,” who is of Vietnamese and Indian descent, is played by French-Algerian actor Tahar Rahim. Wearing aviators, bell-bottoms, and other sartorial fixtures of the ’70s, Rahim delivers a chilling performance where we see the inner workings of someone whom many consider a ruthless narcissist. But does he actually look like Sobhraj? Scroll ahead for real pictures of Sobhraj through the years and decide for yourself.

Lydia Livingston

Lydia is the newest member of the Genesis Brand family and has fit into the culture seamlessly. After graduating college, three years ago, Lydia made the transition to west coast life after her early years in NYC. She's an avid tennis player, animal rights activist and aspiring vegan chef.

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