Female Con Artists On TV

I am fascinated by stories with female con artists and have written two of my own (Executive Sweet and Rock Con Roll).

Here is a list of television shows with female con artists. I also have lists of con women in:
   Romance Novels
   Non-Romance Novels
   Movies

I’m always on the lookout, so if you’ve seen other movies, let me know.

Mission Impos­sible
1966-73
A team of con artists, including one woman, work for the government to do secret international trickery.
Reming­ton Steele
1982-87
Although Remington Steele is a thief and a con man, the woman who really runs the detective agency, Laura Holt, is just as much of a con artist, since she is thought of the idea.
The A-Team
1983-87
Vietnam vets, framed for a crime they didn’t commit, help the innocent while on the run from the military. The first season or two also featured a female reporter who helps them con.
If Tomor­row Comes
1986
A miniseries that chronicles a woman’s journey from normal citizen to full con woman. She keeps running into a mysterious con man.
Hustle
2004-12, U.K.
A team of con artists, four men and a woman, pull “long cons” (involved tricks, reminiscent of Mission Impossible).
Finger­smith
2005, U.K.
Two female con artists work against each other while falling in love. A faithful recreation of the book by Sarah Waters (also adapted into the movie, The Handmaiden).
The Take­down
2005
A team of con artists, including one woman, play scams on casinos (with their cooperation) in order to expose vulnerabililties.
The Real Hustle
2006-12, U.K.
A team of con artists, two men and a woman, pull actual cons, filmed secretly, to show common tricks. More of a reality TV show, but still educational and entertaining.
The Riches
2007-08
A family of grifters in the American South assume fake identities in order to “steal” the American dream: a big house in suburbia. A sadly short-lived show.
Lever­age
2008-12
A team of con artists, three men and two women, pull “long cons” (is this show an American clone of Hustle?)
Scammed
2011
Three con artists (one of them a woman) cheat a man in a long con with many short ones along the way. A History Channel miniseries.
Femme Fatales
2011-12
Each episode is a different story about dangerous women: murderers, monsters, and even con artists. Too bad about all the the soft-core porn in the show, but the stories are good.
Good Behav­ior
2016
From the Blake Crouch books, Letty is a drug addict and con artist who finds herself helping people more than she expects.
The Catch
2016
She’s an investigator, tracking a male con artist. But she has to do plenty of conning herself to keep ahead of him.
Sneaky Pete
2017
He’s a con artist, pretending to be “Pete”, but nearly everyone he deals with is also a con artist, including many women.

Con Women in Romance Novels     Con Women in Non-Romance Novels     Con Women in Movies