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Mary Read And Anne Bonny
It's like Thelma and Louise, just pirates. Mary Read pretended to be a man most of her life, wanting a life of adventure but knowing she couldn't get a job as a woman. She became a merchant sailor and introduced herself as Mark, but in the late-17th century she became a pirate, when a ship she was working on was pillaged and she was forced to join the crew. 

She eventually made her way onto Calico Jack Rackam’s ship, where she met and became friends with Anne Bonny. Together they sailed the seas and hunted and pillaged gold — but eventually were separated when pirate hunters brought them to prison and sentenced them to death.