Rachel Wall (born around 1760, died on October 8, 1789) is today remembered as the first American born woman who chose the profession of piracy, and a last woman who was executed by hanging in the state of Massachusetts. Although her life was full with crime, theft and piracy, she is today remembered as one of the few famous woman pirates in the western hemisphere.
Alwilda was a Scandinavian pirate woman who accosted shipping from the North Sea to the coast of Spain with her ship crewed entirely by women. She might have been considered one of the most successful pirates in history had she not fallen in love with her persuer Prince Alf of Denmark. Her career as a pirate ended when they married.