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Bonnie Parker

Who she is: One half of the notorious criminal couple Bonnie and Clyde, American outlaws during the Great Depression.

Why she's scandalous: While Bonnie was a part of a gang that robbed and killed their way through the United States, she may not have ever been one of the shooters. But she gained her sexy gun-slinging rep thanks to this snapshot of her holding a gun with a cigar in her mouth (something quite shocking for women at the time). Not to mention that the public was titillated by the idea that Bonnie and Clyde were young and unmarried, so they were probably having dirty, illicit sex.

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