List of most notorious gangsters of all time. The list includes names like Pablo Escobar, Al Capone, Henry Hill, Dawood Ibrahim and Ernesto Fonseca Carrillo.

Gangsters might be criminals in the eyes of law, but when it comes to their mass appeal they are no less than celebrities! The aura of mystery that shrouds gangsters imparts a tinge of glamour to them and whets our interest to learn more about these elusive figures. Jesse Woodson James, probably one of the most notorious gangsters of the later part of the 19th century, continues to be one of the most iconic American outlaw, bank and train robber, and gang leader. He not only enjoyed celebrity status in life, but also became a legendary figure of the Wild West after his death. Chinese mobster Du Yuesheng was another gangster who was elevated to celebrity status and is often depicted in popular culture despite media on Du and his exploits being officially banned in China. Gangsters have been operating all over the world from the past several centuries. Paul Carbone, Auguste Ricord, and Lucien Sarti are among the most notorious gangsters of European origins. Even though most of the gangsters are men, female mobsters like Sandra Ávila Beltrán, Claudia Ochoa Felix, and Rosetta Cutolo prove that women should not be underestimated! Read on to know about the most notorious gangsters of all time!

Al Capone Al Capone
American

Lucky Luciano Lucky Luciano
Italian, American
Henry Hill Henry Hill
American

Ned Kelly Ned Kelly
Australian

Carlo Gambino Carlo Gambino
Italian, American

Meyer Lansky Meyer Lansky
Polish, American

Albert Anastasia Albert Anastasia
Italian, American

Paul Vario Paul Vario
American

Joseph Bonanno Joseph Bonanno
Italian, American
Frank Nitti Frank Nitti
Italian, American

Roy DeMeo Roy DeMeo
American
Angelo Bruno Angelo Bruno
Italian, American
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Ma Barker Ma Barker
American
Virginia Hill Virginia Hill
Austrian, American

Joe Masseria Joe Masseria
Italian, American

Alvin Karpis Alvin Karpis
Canadian, Spanish

Joe Profaci Joe Profaci
Italian, American
Bugs Moran Bugs Moran
Irish, Polish, American

Ralph Capone Ralph Capone
Italian, American

Pat DiCicco Pat DiCicco
American

Buck Barrow Buck Barrow
American

Ned KellyNed Kelly
Australian

VeerappanVeerappan
Indian

Stanley WilliamsStanley Williams
American

Velupillai PrabhakaranVelupillai Prabhakaran
Sri Lankan

Sundance KidSundance Kid
American
Abe RelesAbe Reles
American

Kazuo TaokaKazuo Taoka
Japanese

Željko RažnatovićŽeljko Ražnatović
Slovenian

Roger TouhyRoger Touhy
American
Dean O'BanionDean O'Banion
American