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7 Of The Smartest, Deadliest Con Women Of All Time

Say what you want about con women, that they're greedy, sociopathic, or just straight up evil, but you have to admit — their conniving intellect is something we can sort of admire. It can't be easy creating lie after lie to trick victims into thinking you're a pregnant cancer victim who needs $10,000 wired into your bank account. I mean, I think I'm a pretty smart person and even I couldn't do that. I also have a conscious, so there's that. But these deadly con women, from notorious legends to ones that had Law & Order episodes written about them, prove that some women will stop at nothing to weasel thousands of dollars from gullible male victims. Below, seven female con artists who were masters at scamming stupid dudes.