Griselda Blanco

Birthday
15, 1943
Birthplace
Colombia
Death Date
Sep 3, 2012 (69)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
15, 1943
Birthplace
Colombia
Death Date
Sep 3, 2012 (69)

About

Member and drug lord of the Medellin Cartel who earned nicknames such as The Black Widow and the Cocaine Godmother. She was also involved with the cocaine drug trade and underworld in Miami, Florida in the 1970s and '80s.

Before Fame

She was a troubled adolescent, becoming a pickpocket and running away from an abusive mother at a young age and even resorting to prostitution.

Trivia

She was sentenced to 15 years and a $25,000 fine for conspiracy to manufacture, import into the United States, and distribute cocaine.

Family Life

Her youngest son was named Michael Corleone Blanco after the character from The Godfather.

Associated With

She was a mentor of Pablo Escobar and was featured in the Cocaine Cowboys documentary films.