When people think of criminals, often the image in mind is a large tattooed man who is scowling at a camera. However, we all know in the back of our minds that anyone could be a criminal. The sweet old lady next door could rob you, the cashier at your local grocery store could be stealing TVs and selling them out of his car, your coworker could wake up in prison tomorrow after too much drinking. It doesn’t matter who they are and it doesn’t matter who they look like - but you know that.
Some of the most famous criminals are pretty women. After Orange is the New Black opened up the world of female prisons to normal society we all started to think about what it would be like to live there. Well, these 13 sexy women could give you a real life account of it.
13 Lil' Kim
Lil' Kim has gone a bit crazy since her meteoric rise back in the late 90s and early 2000s. She was the hottest thing in the rap game, both metaphorically and physically, but has fallen off dramatically following some questionable plastic surgery (some justified, some not) and some awful career choices. Her beef with Foxy Brown led to a shootout outside of a Manhattan recording studio. To protect her friends involved with the shooting, Kim lied to a federal grand jury. In 2005, the truth came out and Kim was sentenced to a year and a day in prison. While in prison Kim released her fourth album, The Naked Truth. This was arguably her best album ever, and some believe that sales were driven by the fact that the rapper was serving time when the album dropped. Kim was no stranger to prison before this incident; she was engaged to a man in prison before she met Biggie and followed him into stardom.
12 Lindsay Lohan
Lindsay Lohan should probably not have a car at her disposal. She has been arrested multiple times for driving while drunk, high, or just impaired. It was an extremely public story, as everyone seemed to love watching this girl’s life crumble to pieces. Her multiple rehab trips never seemed to take hold and she threw away a possibly great career following her multiple arrests. She became a live parody of the party-girl lifestyle and is still dealing with the repercussions that it came with. We are seeing reports that she is starting to build her life back and will be in a few upcoming movies and is officially off probation. It would be best if she would just get out of the public eye for good as it may be the only place she can recover and get the right help.
11 Remy Ma
Remy Ma made a name for herself as a member of Fat Joe’s Terror Squad. It looked like Remy might be headed to the big time after showing up in the remix of Lean Back, and had herself a nice hit with her album There's Something About Remy: Based on a True Story and her single Conceited. Then it was all gone in the blink of an eye with her arrest in 2007 following a shooting in New York. Remy was found guilty of a litany of charges including witness tampering and assault. Throughout her 6 years in prison, Remy kept announcing that once she was out she would be back on top of the rap world, and right after her release she came out with a brand new mix tape and has since been a main cast member of Love & Hip Hop: New York on VH1.
10 Winona Ryder
In the 90s it looked like Winona Ryder was going to be the most in demand actress for the foreseeable future. In 2000 she had been nominated for a number of awards including two Oscars and a bazillion MTV movie awards. In 2001, Ryder was caught shoplifting a few thousand dollars worth of clothing in Beverly Hills. The handling of the trial was a mess, but Ryder expressed sorrow for doing what she did and agreed to pay whatever fines needed. She blamed the event on her therapist who was prescribing a ton of different medications leaving her in a depressed haze leading to a number of poor decisions. Maybe that explains Alien: Resurrection.
9 Naomi Campbell
Campbell at one point was one of the most recognizable faces in the United States. The supermodel certainly had a lot of the perks that come with being famous, notably the ability to just avoid jail time. Campbell was arrested and convicted on assault charges 4 time in a 10 year span. 4 times! That’s just the ones she was convicted for, as there were at least 11 times of her being accused of committing these acts. The most recent was in 2015 when she got 6 months probation for hitting a paparazzi member. This wouldn’t bother us if it wasn’t part of a long list of violent acts. And Campbell hasn’t seemed to care about the problems at all, constantly making jokes about it and even appearing in a national commercial that pokes fun at her violent tendencies. She obviously hasn’t learned from her “mistakes” and should stop getting a pass when she does things like kicking cops and abusing her staff.
8 Taryn Manning
The gorgeous singer/actress/fashion designer has been in the public eye since her breakout role in Crazy/Beautiful. She starred in some underwhelming movies, but managed to put together a successful career and currently stars in Orange is the New Black. Before she was a prisoner in OITNB, Manning was a real convict after she got in trouble with the law when she attacked her personal assistant and makeup artist Holli Hartman in 2012. Eventually the victim chose to drop the suit and Manning didn’t have to suffer any consequences. Holli said that she wanted to drop the charges because she loved her friend and didn’t want to cause any harm… too bad Manning didn’t feel the same way when kicking her butt.
7 Kumari Fulbright
Kumari Fulbright is not a celebrity. She’s not a famous actress or model, she’s just a pretty girl who did something very stupid. In 2010 the former beauty pageant queen was involved in a plot to kidnap her ex-boyfriend, which succeeded. She tied up her former beau, threatened to stab him through the ear, and bit his ear, all for “stealing” some jewelry. She was set to spend over a year in jail with 6 years worth of probation. Her mug shot received some viral fame as she looked insane in the photo, but chances are we will never hear from Miss Fulbright ever again.
6 Rebecca Gayheart
Rebecca Gayheart is a gorgeous model who was able to tie down a man who’s known best as McSteamy. If that doesn’t expressly tell you exactly how hot Gayheart is, you just may never understand. The famous model was arrested after she struck a nine-year-old boy while driving in Los Angeles. The boy died the next day. It was a very sad situation and Gayheart didn’t even try to fight the case, yet she still got away with no prison time and a few years of probation. She also received a fine of less than $3000… that’s the equivalent of 30 parking tickets in LA. The situation was a true accident and an absolute tragedy.
5 Monica Bedi
Bedi is an absolute stunner. She’s a beautiful and talented actress although many people may not know her, unless they are fans of Bollywood films. She studied at Oxford University and speaks a variety of languages. In 2002 Bedi served time in a Portuguese prison for using a forged passport and under suspicion of helping to create more. In 2006 she was in trouble for the same thing, though this time in her home country of India. The case went on until 2010 when the Indian supreme court upheld the ruling but let Bedi off saying that she had already served prison time for the crime.
4 Khloe Kardashian
Right at the beginning of the mega hit “reality” show Keeping Up With The Kardashians, one of the main “characters” found herself in handcuffs for drinking and driving. In 2007 Khloe Kardashian served almost no time in jail for this incident, and didn’t get put behind bars for over a year. In 2008 she had turned herself in for breaking probation and the legal system was forced to put her in an orange jumpsuit and send her on her way… kinda. She was only in jail for 3 hours because of “overcrowding.” Overcrowding is a real scenario for letting inmates go after they have served some of their sentence, have shown that they learned their lesson, and have good behavior. It’s also used to make room for new prisoners who were freshly incarcerated, not to let freshly incarcerated criminals go because they have a lot of money. This situation is laughable, and maybe Khloe did learn her lesson, but she gets the benefit of the doubt that many others will never receive. She also avoided any jail time for her involvement in beating up a transsexual woman - what a great role model.
3 Casey Anthony
Casey Anthony is a disgusting human being who happens to be a beautiful woman. She belongs in jail after killing her daughter, but somehow got off. We don’t want to go into too much detail on this as it’s incredibly sad, but it is worth noting that part of the reason the American public seemed to care about this case was because Anthony was very pretty. In fact the paparazzi still look for Anthony and the American public is treated to information about what she does during her free time, and her desire to be a photographer. We should ignore the woman as she sits in prison, not pay more attention to how her life is going post murder.
2 Hope Solo
Hope Solo is not only a beautiful woman, but she is arguably one of the greatest athletes in the US, or maybe the world. She is a two time Olympic gold medal winner, and won a World Cup with the US National women’s Soccer team. However, it wasn’t long ago that Solo found herself in the back of a police squad car, telling the officer that he was a “b****” and scared of her because she would “kick his a**” if she wasn’t wearing handcuffs. She might have been right, but it’s a terrible way to speak with your arresting officer. Solo was arrested for beating up her sister and teenaged nephew in 2014. She didn’t serve much time and the judge ended up dismissing the case after Solo blamed her nephew for the incident on national TV. The incident was heavily reported as it was right on the heels of both Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson being banned from the NFL for similar attacks. Solo had almost no professional or legal repercussions from the event, but did lose a close relationship with her family.
1 Michelle Rodriguez
Michelle Rodriguez is a strange story. The Fast and The Furious star has been arrested a number of times for a list of reasons from speeding to assault to violating her probation. She has been to jail multiple times, but is always released soon after due to “overcrowding.” We’ve spoken about overcrowding above so we won’t get into it, but if you’ve been released for it twice, obviously the rule isn’t working. She wrote on her blog that she didn’t mind the jail time and if she had to, she’d do it all again, which is the opposite of what jail is supposed to do… It’s been some time since she’s been in any legal trouble so we hope she learned her lesson, but we will never truly know.