Belle Starr Biography
Birthday: February 5, 1848 (Aquarius)
Born In: Carthage, Missouri, United States
Myra Maybelle Shirley Reed Starr, better known as Belle Starr, was a notorious American outlaw. From an early age, she had been associated with gangs like James-Younger gang that shaped the course of her later life. Apart from being convicted for a horse theft, she was not directly involved in any other criminal acts. However, due to her association with infamous criminals, she too was considered a rebel and an outlaw. She was made famous by Richard K. Fox, the editor and publisher of the ‘National Police Gazette,’ who wrote a novel based on her life. According to some sources, she was famously known as the 'Bandit Queen.' A woman of strength, she ruled the gangs with her strong will and granted favors to her followers. She was also known for her “Robin Hood” attitude, often taking valuables from the rich and giving them to the poor. She would clean out crooked poker games and strut in the streets with her pistols. She was shot and murdered under mysterious circumstances. While her death remains officially unsolved, several myths and stories surrounding her murder have sprung up.