Al Capone When people around the world think of Chicago, one of the first things that come to mind is the Roaring '20s and gangsters. And the best known Chicago gangster was certainly Alphonse "Scarface" Capone.
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.