Also known as the Bandit Queen, Phoolan Devi married at the age 11 to a man three times her age, but was abandoned by her husband and her family after the marriage broke down. In her 20s she was subjected to numerous sexual assaults and turned to a life of crime, wherein she murdered 22 men in revenge for being gang raped.
Belle Starr, outlaw. "Belle always harbored a strong sense of style, which would feed into her later legend. A crack shot, she used to ride sidesaddle while dressed in a black velvet riding habit and a plumed hat, carrying two pistols, with cartridge belts across her hips" - Wikipedia
Belle Starr, the Bandit Queen, hooked up with the Younger Brothers and Jesse James. She became a horse thief, outlaw and prostitute. She was the first woman to be tried for a serious crime by Judge Isaac Parker. She was shot in the back and killed by an unknown assailant. Belle was buried at her cabin southwest of Porum, Oklahoma near the Eufuala Dam in Muskogee County.
Belle Starr, (born Myra Belle Shirley in 1848) associated with the infamous Younger family. She rustled cattle and horses in Texas with first husband Jim Reed. Dressing in flamboyant outfits, she declared herself the “bandit queen.” In 1880 she became the common-law wife of Sam Starr. Her and Sam's Oklahoma ranch home became a common hideout for outlaws. Belle was shot down near her ranch in 1889.
Belle Starr, sitting sidesaddle staring intently at one of the Roeder brothers, photographers in Fort Smith, Arkansas. She is wearing a single loop holster with a pearl-handled revolver, with a riding crop and is wearing leather gloves. This was taken in 1886, about three years before her death in Indian Territory at the hands of an unknown shooter.
The Bandit Queen Belle Starr of the Indian Territory was another lady attracted to outlaws. She consorted with some, including Cole Younger, and married others, Jim Reed and Sam Starr. This cabinet card of her on her horse dates to 1886, three years before she was mysteriously murdered.