Crime is mostly analogous with lawbreakers and mobsters who are just as heinous as they are calculating. When asked to ponder of a gang leader, many will summon ideas of terrible-looking men in suits who you wouldn't want ever to cross paths with.
But these ten women profiled below are here to prove that female mobsters should not be underestimated. These women have earned themselves an extortionate amount of money along the way.
Well, take a look below.
Sandra, born on 11 October 1960 is otherwise known as 'The Queen of the Pacific'. She was married twice, both her husbands were ex-police turned drug traffickers. She was charged in 2007 with drug trafficking and money laundering.
She has earned the name 'The Kim Kardashian of Organised Crime', all because of her ever-pouting image that she has been found to flaunt on Instagram. She became the head of a gang called Los Antrax, one of the most remunerative drug trafficking organisations in the world.
Judy Moran is the matron of the Australian-based Moran crime family. The Moran family were drug traffickers, and she became the prime suspect after her husband and two sons got killed.
Thelma handled her husband Jackie's Philly-based crime company after he was shot dead in 1986. She stopped trafficking drugs from LA to Philly after she faced a shootout in 1991.
The mum of 13 kids even spent her time running a criminal firm. The LA-based mobster had the backing of the Mexican Mafia. She was eight years behind bars because of human trafficking plans.
This North Neopolitan was the former head of the Licciardi clan and was a crime boss for nearly eight years until she got arrested in 2001. Her gang would buy girls and forced them into sex work against their will.
She is the sister of notorious criminal and crime boss, Raffaele Cutolo, former head of the Nuova Camorra Organizzata (NCO). She was sentenced to 9 years in prison and was acquitted on nine murder charges.
Jemeker, also known as 'Queen Pin' made the team with her husband Anthony Mosley to develop a crack-selling territory. The LA-based gangster's husband was shot dead, and she continued selling drugs earning hundreds of thousands monthly.
'The Big Kitten' was the boss of the Camorra crime organisation, responsible for almost 4,000 killings. D'Alterio's charges also involved extortion, money laundering, and robbery.
Anna was considered most for being the ringleader of a high-class paying sex ring. Her employees involved Playboy and Penthouse models. She was sentenced to six months imprisonment and five years' probation.