Do you think violence and brutality are exclusive to men? While it is true that most famous gangsters are men, there are quite a few women who have made their way in this line of business and managed to be as feared as their male counterparts.
After all, you don’t need physical power to run a drug cartel; you need brains and cunning and total disrespect for human life.
The women on this list had plenty of those, and their ‘accomplishments’ are enough to put them up there among notorious criminals like Al Capone or Pablo Escobar.
Claudia Ochoa Felix
To watch Claudia Felix step out of an armored car, you’d have thought she was a movie star. Young, beautiful, and elegant, Claudia Felix was sometimes referred to as the ‘Kim Kardashian of crime.’
Her other nickname, the Empress of Los Antrax, was more telling as the hot Mexican was believed to be the leader of this gang of violent criminals working hand in hand with the infamous Sinaloa drug cartel.
She maintained an essential social media presence, where she posted images of her impressive gun collection.
In September 2019, she was found dead in her sumptuous Mexican residence of an apparent drug overdose, but many in the Sinaloa area believe she was assassinated. She was only 32 years old.