A gun moll or gangster moll is the female companion of a male professional criminal. "Gun" was British slang for thief, derived from Yiddish ganef, from the Hebrew "gannāb" (גנב). "Moll" is used as a euphemism for "whore" or "prostitute".
Prominent gun mollsEdit
Prominent, true-life gun molls (and the men they were associated with) include:
- Beulah Baird – Charles Arthur "Pretty Boy" Floyd
- Mae Capone – Al Capone
- Dee David (née DaLonne Chisam; 1923–1976 – later Cooper, Brumer & Jackson, through four marriages) – Associated with Frank Niccoli (alias Frankie Burns) (1910–1949), Mickey Cohen and Fred (Alfred Gerardo) Sica (1915–1987) Dee David was an aspiring actress, playing bit-parts in several movies, such as the hat check girl in Alias a Gentleman (billed as DaLonne David), and the uncredited role of Rita (the "Blonde") in the detective thriller Calling Homicide (billed as Dalonne Cooper)."
- Jean Delaney (Crompton) – Tommy Carroll
- Phoolan Devi – Indian dacoit, gun moll of Vikram Mallah, later turned into the gang leader after his death
- Victoria DiGiorgio Gotti – John Gotti
- Judith Exner – was an American woman who claimed to be the mistress of U.S. president John F. Kennedy and Mafia leaders Sam Giancana and John Roselli
- Evelyn "Billie" Frechette – John Dillinger
- Buda Godman (née Helen Julia Godman; 1888–1945) – John Homer T. ("Dapper Jackie") French, member of the Lou Blonger Gang of Denver. A photo of Buda holding a gun is found in Philip S. Van Cise's Fighting the Underworld.
- Catherine Greig – James Whitey Bulger
- Maria Victoria Henao – Pablo Escobar
- Karen Hill – Henry Hill
- Virginia Hill – Bugsy Siegel
- Mary Kinder (née Mary Northern; 1909–1981) – Harry Pierpont
- Opal "Mack Truck" Long – Russell Clark
- Edna Murray wife of "Diamond Joe" Sullivan, who was executed for murder in 1924. She then married Jack Murray, who was imprisoned for 25 years in 1925. She then lived with Volney Davis, until they were both arrested for kidnapping in 1935.
- Mary O'Dare – Raymond Hamilton
- Bonnie Parker – Clyde Barrow
- Geraldine "Geri" McGee Rosenthal – Frank Rosenthal
- Kathryn Thorne (née Cleo May Brooks; 1904–1985) – George "Machine Gun" Kelly
- Helen Gillis (née Wawzynak; 1908–1987) – George "Baby Face" Nelson
- "gun moll", The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company, 2019
- "ganef", The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company, 2019
- "moll", The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company, 2019
- Long Beach Independent – Long Beach, California – Wednesday, August 3, 1949 – p. 23
- Long Beach Independent – Long Beach, California – Thursday, July 21, 1949 – p. 32
- "California, Death Index, 1940–1997," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VP2B-9BC), Accessed 24 Aug 2013, Alfred Gerardo Sica, 1987.
- Long Beach Press-Telegram – Long Beach, California – Friday, November 2, 1956 – p. 23 (This article points out that DaLonne had actually lived with Fred Sica for a number of years.)
- "Dalonne Jackson". IMDb.
- "New York, New York City Municipal Deaths, 1795–1949" (database), FamilySearch, March 20, 2015
- Van Cise, Philip S. Fighting the Underworld. (Cambridge, Mass.: The Riverside Press, 1936) OCLC 435739
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