Bugsy Siegel and Virginia Hill : Virginia Hill - Girlfriend to the Mob. No woman personified the mob girlfriend more than Virginia Hill, a.k.a. The Flamingo. A sharp-tongued Georgia peach with enough sass and guts to stand toe-to-toe with the likes of Frank Nitti, Al Capone, Joe Adonis and eventually Benny Siegel, Virginia was passed along from mobster to mobster but always managed to keep her status on the A-list of underworld women.
Chicago mobster Sam Giancana and girlfriend Phyllis McGuire of the famous singing group the McGuire Sisters. Ever mistrustful, Giancana hired ex FBI & CIA resource Bob Maheu to spy on her and other women, including JFK's mistress Judith Campbell. www.lberger.ca
Virginia Hill (1916-1966) was one of the most famous female mobsters. She was a courier for the national crime syndicate, moving thousands of dollars from one mobster to the next, even overseas. She purportedly slept with many gangsters, but was Bugsy Siegel's girlfriend. She fled to Austria after the Government went after her for tax evasion. She died on the ski slopes of Salzburg, Austria after ingesting a heavy dose of sleeping pills. She was 49 years old.
Lester J. Gillis (aka: "Baby Face" Nelson) was born in Chicago, Illinois on December 6, 1908. He started in crime at the age of 13, and worked for Al Capone. He was arrested in 1931 but escaped and began a series of bank robberies, two with John Dillinger.
Baby Face Nelson Biography - Facts, Birthday, Life Story
Vito Guardalabene (August 26, 1845 – February 6, 1921) was a Sicilian mafioso and the founder of the Milwaukee crime family. Guardalabene was born in Sant’ Elia, Valli di Palermo, Sicily. He was allegedly made a mafioso in his native Sicily and was married on 14 December, 1878, Sant’ Elia, Province of Palermo to a woman by the name of Giuseppa Alioto (she is believed to have been related to another future Milwaukee crime boss John Alioto, who ruled the Milwaukee mob from 1952-1961)…