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Famous Female Pirates

List of famous female pirates, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest female pirates list contains the most prominent and top females known for being pirates. There are thousand of females working as pirates in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic pirates have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a female aspiring to be a pirate then the people below should give you inspiration.

People include everyone from Mary Read to Anne Dieu-Le-Veut.

While this isn't a list of all female pirates, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous female pirates?" and "Who are the best female pirates?"
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    Sister Ping

    Cheng Chui Ping (simplified Chinese: 郑翠萍; traditional Chinese: 鄭翠萍; pinyin: Zhèng Cuìpíng; Wade–Giles: Cheng Ts'ui-p'ing), also known as Sister Ping (萍姐 Píng Jiě; January 9, 1949 – April 24, 2014), was a woman who ran a successful human smuggling operation between Hong Kong and New York City from 1984 until 2000. She was arrested in Hong Kong in 2000 and extradited to the United States in 2003. She was held in U.S. Federal prison until her death in 2014. Nicknamed "The Mother of All Snakeheads", a translation of the Chinese word for "smuggler".  ...more
    • Age: Dec. at 65 (1949-2014)
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    Maria Lindsey Cobham

    • Eric Cobham (c. 1700 – 1760 or after) a pirate in the early 18th century who with his wife, Maria Lindsey, practiced piracy in the Gulf of St. Lawrence from their base in Newfoundland. They were both born in England – Eric Cobham from Poole and Maria Lindsey from Plymouth.  ...more