If you do not know who I am talking about when I say "Manson Girls" I am talking about the hippie girls who followed the infamous Charles Manson in the late 60's early 70's.
I know that the whole story of the the Manson Family and the murders which involved such things as hippies, pretty girls, sex, drugs, music, murder and movie stars, is quite disturbing but I find the girls who followed Charlie Manson quite an interesting group. It just mind boggles me as to why a group of young pretty girls would worship the ground Charles Manson walked on and some even went so far as to murder for him.
The girls lived on a ranch and later in the dessert at Death Valley with Charlie and a large group of his followers including a few other males but mostly made up of young girls some who were under the age of 15. He controled large sex orgies in which he was in charge of who had sex with who and what positions they would be in. He controled when and what they ate which was a vegetarian diet of thrown out food they fetched from garbage containers behind various grocery stores. Charlie gave beatings to the girls who disobeyed him or who needed to be taught a lesson from a "father figure". Dispite all of this they still loved Charlie and literally gave their life to him.
It is said that the use of LSD played a big part in Charlie's mind control of the girls as LSD was a widely used drug in that day in age. Charlie kept a constant supply of LSD and Pot in the group for daily use.
Three of the Manson Girls Susan Atkins, Patricia Krinwickle and Lesie Van Houton are still serving a life sentence in prison for the Tate/Labianca murders which are said to be orgastrated by Charlie. Charlie's most devoted Manson Girl, Lynnette "Squeaky" Fromme, is serving a life sentence for the attempted assasination of President Ford. Most of the other girls have released themselves from Charlie and are living normal lives with unknown whereabouts.
Below are pictures of the most well known Manson Girls:
Diane Lake "Snake"
Susan Atkins "Sadie Mae Glutz"
Leslie Van Houton
Patricia Krinwickle "Katie"
Nancy Pittman "Brenda"
Lynnette Fromm "Squeaky"
Ruth Ann Moorehouse "Ouish"
Sandra Good "Blue"
Catherine Share "Gypsy"
Cathy Gillies "Cappy"