THUG OF THE DAY: VIRGINIA HILL
No need to check your eyes dear reader, the thug of the day is a beautiful female. I searched far and wide for a bad girl worthy of the thug label, and I believe the late Miss Hill fits the criteria.
Virginia Hill (1916-1966) a.k.a. The Flamingo, was a classic gangster moll who was associated with Al Capone, Frank Nitti, and Bugsy Siegel; who she met when she left Chicago to chase her dream of being a Hollywood movie star.
She never made it to the silver screen, but she did make it to the wedding alter and got hitched to Bugsy in a quickie Mexican ceremony.
Virginia was extremely jealous and had a quick temper; two things that didn't mix well with Bugsy's philandering ways. At one time she nearly dislocated actress Wendy Barrie's jaw when she found out Bugsy was messing around with her.
After Bugsy was murdered in a mob hit in the former home of Rudolph Valentino, Virginia stayed active in the underworld as a mob courier.
She was a star witness in the Kefauver Commission hearings. When asked why she was so trusted by the mob, Virginia shocked the courtroom by replying, "that it was because of her unmatched talent for performing oral sex."
In 1961 she was out of money and in fear of both the Mob and the IRS, so she swallowed a handful of sleeping pills and laid down in a deep snowbank and took her final sleep.