Konan is the only female ninja in Akatsuki. She was a student under Jiraiya. She was orphaned as a child, and forced to provide for herself. She served under Pain, she is refered to as "God's Angel".
Under Jiraiya, she improved her natural talent for Origami. She can morph her body into countless sheets of paper, as to scope out the battlefield for supplies beforehand, etc. She can only do this with wet paper.
After Nagato's death, she resigned from the Akatsuki. She is confronted by Tobi over the location of Nagato's eyes. They battle, and he ultimately kills her.