History is filled with bad boys who pushed the envelope and are remembered because of it, but there are also some bad girls who defied boundaries and the social conventions of their time. These ladies certainly never played by the rules, but they were all powerful, driven and tough as nails.
Here is a list of six notorious and dangerous women throughout history who made a name for themselves through ambition and ruthlessness.
Bad Girls, by Jan Stradling
4,000 Years of Uppity Women, by Vicki Leon
Bad Girls: Sirens, Jezebels, Murderesses, Thieves and Other Female Villains, by Jane Yolen