Entries Accused of Crimes

These are the entries that were accused of crimes. Whether it was extortion, tricking the public, treason, murder, or any other number of crimes, here are their names.

Please note, some of these entries were accused but never convicted, and others were found guilty but were probably innocent, but here they are just the same.


Abuse (Child, Domestic, Etc):

Joan Crawford, Mommie Dearest

Mary Horony-Cummings, To Be Fair, They Did it to Each Other

Rosa Carmichael, the witch governess of the Gettysburg Orphanage

Committed Crimes Against a Large Number of People:

Arizona Barker, Otherwise Known as "Ma Barker"

Aung San Suu Kyi, Sat Back and Did Nothing While a Genocide Occurred Under Her Watch

Catalina de Erauso, Nobody Knows How Many She Actually Killed

Delphine LaLaurie, not even Kathy Bates could make her sympathetic

Giulia Tofana, Supposedly Killed Six Hundred Men Via Poison

Isabel Martinez de Peron, The First Female President of Argentina

Olga Hepnarova, Mass Murderer and the Last Woman Executed in Czechoslovakia

Phoolan Devi, To Be Fair, It was Revenge

Ranavalona I, Madagascar's first female queen regnant

Counterfeiting, Vandalizing, or Robbery/Embezzlement:

Belle Starr, American Outlaw of the Old West

Bonnie Parker, Her Boyfriend was Named Clyde

Carry Nation, She Vandalized Businesses...Professionally

Charlotte Badger, Sent to Australia For Petty Theft

Henri Charrière, The Real Papillon

Imelda Marcos, Former First Lady of the Philippines who Stole Millions from Her People

Laura Bullion, Wild West Outlaw

Mary Peck Butterworth, One of the Most Famous Counterfeiters of All Time

Mary Frith, The Other Notorious Pickpocket

Moll King, One of History's Most Notorious Pickpockets (or was she?)

Pearl Hart, Stagecoach Robber and Bandit Queen of Arizona

Murder, Assassination or Treason:

Alice Kyteler, Accused of Poisoning at Least One of Her Husband's

Catherine Howard, Henry VIII's fifth wife

Cixi, Empress Dowager of China

Constance Kent, Murderess Who Brought Confessional Privilege to the Forefront of Criminal Law

Emma H Cunningham, she might have committed murder

Enriqueta Marti, Serial Killer of Children

Erzsebet Bathory, Possibly one of the Most Prolific Serial Killers of All Time

Fanya Kaplan, Tried to Assassinate Vladimir Lenin

Freydís Eiríksdóttir, May Have Chopped Up a Few People With an Axe

Hannah Duston, Kidnapped and Later Led a Revenge Plot Against Her Kidnappers in Horrific Colonial Fashion

Iva Toguri D'Aquino, 7th Person Ever Found Guilty of Treason in US History (Later Pardoned)

Jane Grey, queen of England for a whole nine days

Jezebel, Biblical Queen

Julia Agrippina, The First Empress of Rome

Lavinia Fisher, Possibly the First Female Serial Killer in the United States

Lizzie Borden, Took an Axe...

Lucilla, Empress of Rome

Mary Pearcey, Murderess

Mary Stuart, aka Mary Queen of Scots

Mary Surratt, the first woman to be executed by the United States Federal Government

Nick Yarris, And people say we don't need a reform of the Criminal Justice System

Nitocris, She May Have Murdered Her Brother's Murderers

Tawosret, May Have Executed Her Enemies

Turhan Hatice Sultan, May Have Had Her Mother-in-Law Killed

Zoe Porphyrogenita, Empress who May Have had Her Husband Killed


Anne Bonny, pirate

Grace O'Malley, Irish chieftain and pirate

Mary Read, pirate

Rachel Wall, Possibly America's First Female Pirate

Pissed Off the Wrong People:

Justa Grata Honoria, you know how we're taught the Goths sacked Rome and ended the Western Roman Empire? Yeah, that was her fault

Lola Montez, She Toppled a Monarchy and Kept a Bear as a Pet, Need I say More?

Margaretha MacLeod, but you know her as Mata Hari

Marie Antoinette, she did not say "Let them Eat Cake!"

Valeria Messalina, You Mean You're Not Supposed to Order the Deaths of a Bunch of People?

Prostitution or Madam:

Heidi Fleiss, Hollywood's Most Notorious Madam

Lulu White, Entrepreneur and Madam

Phryne, Prostitute Who was Put on Trial but was Acquitted After She Flashed Her Breasts to the Crowd


Claudette Colvin, Found Guilty of Defying City Segregation Laws by Refusing to Give Up Her Bus Seat--Nine Months Before Rosa Parks

Etta Place, The Sundance Kid's Wife and Wild Bunch Associate

John Peter Zenger, Free Speech For Me!

Mary Mallon, aka Typhoid Mary

Mary Toft, Was Able to Convince the General Public She was Giving Birth to Rabbits

Sada Abe, Novelist and Geisha with Bizarre...Interests

Princess Tarakanova, Pretended to be an Heiress to the Russian Throne

Vivienne Nearing, Convicted of Perjury After Cheating on a Game Show

Yaoya Oshichi, Committed Arson in the Hopes of Winning a Date