As to answer 'Can you start her?'
It's going to be a bit of a cost, but could really launch your game if you essentially start 6 dudes. It can all go wrong if you don't have any dudes or deeds in your lowball that you don't want to or can't buy.
Whats really nasty about he is You can play her for 3 and get a cost reduction of 2 on a successful job. Thats a lot of value.
Hilariously, if you discard her as a casualty during the job, but still succeed, you can then bring her into play again for 1.