Remember the movie Godfather that was based on a novel by the same name? And the character itself “Godfather”, was a highly iconic character. But do not limit your brains to the prospect of Godfathers only. Yes! there exist Godmothers as well. Women with knuckles of steel that can apparently beat the hell out of you. We are talking about real life and not movie┬álife female mob bosses and gangsters, women that most men would die at the sight off and no, not because they are drop dead gorgeous but just because they are that harmful and ruthless. Read below to find out the ten women who are still considered some of the most terrifying females in the world.

10. BONNIE PARKER

In between the years 1931 to 1934, a couple by the name Bonnie and Clyde became very famous as outlaws. They committed crimes in the United States. It is rumored that Bonnie fell in love with Clyde on sight and then joined his gang on the road. They made headlines all over the country and stayed on the wanted list for a long time. Bonnie was an accomplice to everything that Clyde did but they were known for their politeness. Well it’s not unusual to find a few decent gangsters now is it.

9. JUDY MORAN

The Moran family is an organization in Melbourne, Australia which can turn the otherwise peaceful city into dodge city. The most impressive thing about his feared family is the person who holds the reign. Judy Moran is the stealthy yet stubborn female mob boss. She is 66 years old and is considered as the family matriarch because of the varied types of responsibilities that she has. She is known to bake cookies for her boys when they come back from a day of “errands” and despite that soft corner, she will rip the ears off anyone who crosses her way. She certainly looks like that!

8. JULIE LUCAS

Coming back to gangster women who did it for love, we have Julie Lucas. Being the home-coming queen she fell in love with home-coming king and then later married him. The king being Frank Lucas who had turned the city of North Carolina from Harlem to a heroine haven. From their various acts they had gathered enough loot to live a lavish lifestyle that included Mercs and Diamonds. Julie’s loyalty to her husband and his business was proven when she spent five years in prison for it. She was caught again in 2010 when she tried selling cocaine to an informant. Well like they say, old habits die-hard.

7. XIE CAIPING

The city of China named Chongqing recently made a crackdown attack on all of the operating dark business and arrested more than 1500 suspects. The jewel in that case was the capture of Caiping. She has been known to be the leader of around 16 man ho’s strong and owned a large string of illegal casinos. Her job was to beat up cops and to bribe city officials plus what ever else it took to keep the cops off of her casino’s and their illegal activities. How good she was at her job is justified with the fact that the criminal round-up included her brother-in-law who was actually an official cop. No wonder she had strong connections.

6. HELEN GILLIS

She is basically famous for being a part of the “Baby Faced Nelson” gang. It is a well-known fact that she was completely loyal to the man that she had married and therefore participated in everything that he did which included bank robberies and crime all over the country. They became part of the Dillinger gang in 1934 and in the spring of the same year FBI agents flagged them to Wisconsin. There was a shoot out which killed Baby Faced Nelson, he died in his wife’s arms. After her husband’s death she no longer continued and handed herself in.

5. SANDRA BELTRAN

If you take one look at her mug shot and then contemplate that with the fact that she was known as the “Queen of the Pacific” you will not be able to help but imagine her with a pirates cap on her head and a skull on a dagger in the other. Well due to no fault of her own what so ever because she was born and raised this way. She was trained to be a Mexican Godmother (wouldn’t have been that terrifying if it were Hawaiian Godmother or Barbadian Godmother but oh well) and to top it all her uncle was considered the person on top of the ring of the Mexican drug dealers. She also helped others in developing and coming up with smuggling routes over the pacific coast of Mexico.

4. ROSETTA CUTULO

She is in this list mainly because she is the sister of Raffaele Cutolo, the mob boss of NCO (Nuova Camorra Organizzata) which was (in 1980′s) considered to be the biggest and most powerful crime family in Italy. She took over the business when her brother got caught and cuffed. While he served in prison, she not only followed orders from him but also made her own deals with the likes of mobsters from South America and Sicily.

3. MARIA LICCIARDI

She was the boss of the bosses of the Naples underworld and came to reign after two of her brothers along with her husband were arrested. Under her rule the family business became more lucrative and organized. From 1993 to 2001 she was the head of the Licciardi clan and introducing prostitution into Camorra was perhaps her mainstream contribution.

2. MARIA LEON

At the sweet little age of 44 she is the mother to 13 kids. And like all good mothers, in between nap times and changing diapers she single-handedly became the owner and controller of a trans-US-Mexican drug trafficking and human smuggling operation. Now if we are not sadly misinformed, that is not the type of business that allows one to take maternity leaves. Given that, Miss Maria seems to have accomplished quite a lot for herself to say the least.

1. GRISELDA BLANCO

Ok this one makes the first position on this list because she began her sorry ass career at the age of 11 when she kidnapped and took for ransom a kid from a wealthy family. And that is not all, she shot the kid when the family did not pay the ransom. Talk about being heartless you freak! She moved to Columbia in the 70′s after which she started her own drug business and later moved to Miami in fear of being indicted. She dreamed of turning Miami into the Cocaine capital of the US in spite of which she master minded around 200 murders. The three dead husbands of hers are touted to be a part of the whole figure of murders to her name. So when crime fighters touted her as being a “Sociopath” and “Ruthless” we just took them to be short terms for the statement “She is a crazy bitch”!