Melbourne's Underbelly: From criminals to lawyers, meet the children of the ...

It was the most violent gang war in Australian history - and their fathers were right in the thick of it.

Over a blood-soaked period between 1998 and 2010, some 36 gangland figures were killed across Melbourne.

Names such as Mokbel, Gatto, Moran, Gangitano, Barbaro and Williams became synonymous with fear and thuggery as Australia waited to see who would die next.

While old-school gangsters kept wives and children out of harm's way, Melbourne's breed of heartless killers didn't hesitate to gun down their enemies inside their homes, at weddings or even as they watched their kids' weekend sport.

Now for the first time, Daily Mail Australia can reveal what has become of the children of the underworld's most notorious figures - and which ones followed their fathers and mothers into a life of crime.

Key underworld figure Anthony Sajih 'Tony' Mokbel (pictured) is lead into a prison van after being sentenced to 30 years jail for his role at the head of 'The Cartel' - one of Australia's biggest ever drug syndicates

Key underworld figure Anthony Sajih 'Tony' Mokbel (pictured) is lead into a prison van after being sentenced to 30 years jail for his role at the head of 'The Cartel' - one of Australia's biggest ever drug syndicates

Susan Mokbel - daughter of Tony Mokbel and ex-wife Carmel DeLorenzo

When it comes to those involved in the gangland war, Anthony Sajih 'Fat Tony' Mokbel is close to top of the list.

Moving to Australia in the mid-1970s, he had established himself as a drug kingpin by the late-1980s, and was soon the head of one of the nation's biggest drug cartels - 'The Company'.

His involvement in the underworld included being acquitted of paying $150,000 to have Lewis Moran killed, while in 2012 he was jailed for 30 years for three charges related to the drug cartel.

Mokbel married his first wife Carmel DeLorenzo in his early 20s and the couple had two children - a son Sajih, and a daughter, Susan.

When asked about what it was like growing up the daughter of a mobster Susan, now 22, kept coy.

'I don't think it was different at all... define most childhoods growing up?' she told Daily Mail Australia.

Susan Mokbel (left), the daughter of convicted drug kingpin Tony Mokbel and his ex-wife Carmel DeLorenzo (right)

Susan Mokbel (left), the daughter of convicted drug kingpin Tony Mokbel and his ex-wife Carmel DeLorenzo (right)

The 22-year-old was coy when asked about growing up as the daughter of a mobster: 'I don’t think it was different at all... define most childhoods growing up?'

The 22-year-old was coy when asked about growing up as the daughter of a mobster: 'I don’t think it was different at all... define most childhoods growing up?'

Brittany McGuire - daughter of Tony Mokbel's ex-girlfriend Danielle McGuire

As the underworld war raged, Danielle McGuire was often on the arm of some of Melbourne's most violent figures.

She first dated Mark Moran, who was gunned down at his home in June 2000. That was followed by a relationship with drug kingpin Tony Mokbel, during which the pair had a daughter who was born in Greece in 2006, at which time Mokbel was on the run. 

Ms McGuire also reportedly had a fling with notorious former bikie Toby Mitchell.

She once tearfully admitted: 'You can't help who you fall in love with'.

While some of her lovers spent time behind bars, Ms McGuire was herself jailed for trafficking $800,000 worth of ecstasy in 1998.

Her daughter Brittany, now 22, is the owner of a hair salon in Port Melbourne and regularly posts photos online of a glamorous life, much like that her mother often enjoyed.

Four years ago Brittany found herself before the courts, pleading guilty to speeding at 157km/h in a 100km/h zone.

From Mark Moran to Tony Mokbel, Danielle McGuire (pictured) was often on the arm of some of Melbourne's most violent figures throughout the underworld war

From Mark Moran to Tony Mokbel, Danielle McGuire (pictured) was often on the arm of some of Melbourne's most violent figures throughout the underworld war

Ms McGuire's daughter Brittany (pictured) is just as glamorous as her mother, who went to Greece with Mokbel in 2006 and gave birth to their child

The 22-year-old, who owns a hair salon in Port Melbourne, has had a number of brushes with the law in recent years including a speeding offence in 2014

The 22-year-old, who owns a hair salon in Port Melbourne, has had a number of brushes with the law in recent years including a speeding offence in 2014

Amelia and Ellie Gangitano - daughters of Alphonse Gangitano and his wife Virginia

Feared gangster Alphonse Gangitano (pictured) was just the second person to die in Melbourne's gangland war

Feared gangster Alphonse Gangitano (pictured) was just the second person to die in Melbourne's gangland war

Alphonse Gangitano, better known as the 'Black Prince of Lygon Street', ruled the streets with an iron fist as a member of the Carlton Crew in the 1980s and 90s.

Aside from being a fight promoter, nightclub owner and gambler, his love of extreme violence also saw him take a shine to the role of debt collector.

His fellow Carlton Crew member and friend Mick Gatto said he was simply stunned by Gangitano's behaviour on several occasions.

Close associate Jason Moran - who is believed to have orchestrated Gangitano's death - was also recorded talking about the mobster's love of violence.

'He's a f***ing lulu... if you smash five pool cues and an iron bar over someone's head... you're a f***ing lulu,' Moran said.

Before he was shot dead inside his home in January 1998, Gangitano was raking in an estimated $200,000-a-month.

But while some children of the Melbourne underworld's most notorious figures have followed their parents into trouble, Gangitano's daughters Amelia and Ellie have not.

Amelia and her partner Tristan are understood to be engaged, and recently welcomed a daughter.

His other daughter Ellie has forged a career as an actress. Following her screen debut on Neighbours as a toddler in 1985, she also recently appeared alongside Craig McLachlan in The Doctor Blake Mysteries.

Criminal enforcer Alphonse Gangitano (centre back), his wife Virginia (centre) and their two daughters Amelia and Ellie (front)

Criminal enforcer Alphonse Gangitano (centre back), his wife Virginia (centre) and their two daughters Amelia and Ellie (front)

The feared gangster's daughters Amelia Gangitano and her fiance Tristan (left), and budding actress Ellie Gangitano (right) 

Gangitano (centre), a feared member of the Carlton Crew, was shot dead inside his own home in 1998 - his former accomplice Jason Moran was believed to be responsible

Gangitano (centre), a feared member of the Carlton Crew, was shot dead inside his own home in 1998 - his former accomplice Jason Moran was believed to be responsible

Damien, Sarah, Justin and Michael Gatto - children of Mick Gatto and wife Cheryle 

Despite being a leader of the infamous 'Carlton Crew', Mick Gatto managed to escape the underworld war mostly unscathed.

In 2004 he was acquitted of the murder of suspected hitman Andrew 'Benji' Veniamin, with a jury ruling Gatto had acted in self-defence when he shot Veniamin, who had threatened to kill him.

A former boxer and debt collector, he now works professionally as a mediator in the building sector. Gatto married his wife Cheryle in 1978 and the couple have four children - Damien, Justin, Michael and Sarah. 

In 2008, as the gangland war was drawing to a close, Damien and his model wife Fiona tied the knot in a VIP-filled in Melbourne's Docklands.

But the couple's ceremony was not without incident, with the attempted assassination of Gatto's associate Fedele D'Amico occurring as guests partied into the night.

Damien now works for a construction company, while Fiona is a design consultant and a former Chadwick model. The couple have three young children of their own.

The youngest member of the family, Sarah Gatto married Danny Awad in a lavish ceremony in December 2016. The couple have a two-year-old daughter, who they welcomed in mid-2015.

Gatto's son Justin narrowly escaped with his life following a horror car crash in 2008. A court heard he lost control of his BMW and crashed head-on into an oncoming four-wheel-drive. A judge suspended his license for a month.  

The Morans (L to R): Danny Awad (Sarah's husband), Justin Gatto, Sarah Gatto, Cheryle Gatto, Mick Gatto, Damien Gatto and Fiona Gatto (Damien's wife)

The Morans (L to R): Danny Awad (Sarah's husband), Justin Gatto, Sarah Gatto, Cheryle Gatto, Mick Gatto, Damien Gatto and Fiona Gatto (Damien's wife)

Mick and Cheryle's son Damien and wife Fiona

Gatto's daughter Sarah and husband Danny Awad

Mick and Cheryle's son Damien and wife Fiona (left), and

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