Susan Atkins, Leslie Van Houten, Patricia Krenwinkel, and Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme are all members of the “Charles Manson Family Cult”. The women, later tagged by the media as the “Manson Women” were all linked with multiple murders the most prominent was the killing of then-pregnant Hollywood starlet, Sharon Tate. Believed to be a group of fanatical cult members headed by their infamous leader, Charles Manson, the Manson Women made headlines for the sheer cruelty they showed their victims and their untoward behavior during the proceedings that followed after.
Charles Manson and the Manson family rose to infamy mainly for the outright display of affection by the Manson Women to their leader. Investigators believe that the women were brainwashed or drugged to become the brutal killers that they were.