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Mob moll, 1951 - Photos - Mob molls of New York City
Virginia Hill, also known as the "queen of the gangster molls," was the girlfriend of Brooklyn-born mobster Bugsy Siegel. Hill was coincidentally out of town when her beau was slain in her home, and shot through the window with a rifle. Here, the mob moll, who claimed to be in the dark about her lover's criminal connections, testifies at the 1951 Kefauver hearings in an investigation about the extent of organized crime.
Virginia Hill in a cab after ordeal with senators and the press in...
15th March 1951: Virginia Hill in a cab after her appearance at the crime investigating committee hearing in the U.S. Courthouse. The one-time girl friend of slain mobster Bugsy Siegel. Then she fought and cursed reporters. (Photo by NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)