Mary Frith

Notorious character. Theatre performer. Women's rights activist.

Nominated by: Oliver

Connection to the City: Born near the Barbican. Lived and performed theatre in the City of London.

Mary Frith, alias Moll (or Mal) Cutpurse, was a notorious pickpocket and fence of the London underworld during the 17th century. She was a famous figure at the time for tackling gender stereotypes and the patriarchy. She also performed in theatre productions.