Mata Hari at the height of her fame as a Parisian exotic dancer.

The Story of Mata Hari

Mata Hari at the height of her fame as a Parisian exotic dancer.

Margaretha Geertruida "Margreet" MacLeod (born Zelle; 7 August 1876 – 15 October 1917), better known by the stage name Mata Hari, was a Dutch exotic dancer and courtesan who was convicted of being a spy and executed by firing squad in France under charges of espionage for Germany during World War I.

Margaretha Geertruida "Margreet" MacLeod (born Zelle; 7 August 1876 – 15 October 1917), better known by the stage name Mata Hari, was a Dutch exotic dancer and courtesan who was convicted of being a spy and executed by firing squad in France under charges of espionage for Germany during World War I.

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The tragic Mata Hari,1910

The tragic Mata Hari,1910

Mata Hari by Paul Boyer

Mata Hari by Paul Boyer

Mata Hari

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Mata Hari

Mata Hari-Exotic dancer and borderline prostitute, her name nearly synonymous with the role of a double-agent, she one of the most   famous of female spies, yet Mata Hari was more   than likely falsely charged.  Executed by firing squad in 1917,  she bravely refused blindfold or bindings and unflichingly faced down the firing squad who took her life.

Mata Hari-Exotic dancer and borderline prostitute, her name nearly synonymous with the role of a double-agent, she one of the most famous of female spies, yet Mata Hari was more than likely falsely charged. Executed by firing squad in 1917, she bravely refused blindfold or bindings and unflichingly faced down the firing squad who took her life.

Mata Hari, Égérie de la Belle Epoque dansant aux Folies Bergère, Paris (1910s).

Mata Hari, Égérie de la Belle Epoque dansant aux Folies Bergère, Paris (1910s).

Mata Hari    Born: August 7, 1876   Died: October 15, 1917   Briefly  Exotic dancer and courtesan who was executed by firing squad for espionage during World War I.

Mata Hari Born: August 7, 1876 Died: October 15, 1917 Briefly Exotic dancer and courtesan who was executed by firing squad for espionage during World War I.

"I am a woman who enjoys herself very much; sometimes I lose, sometimes I win."   Mata Hari

"I am a woman who enjoys herself very much; sometimes I lose, sometimes I win." Mata Hari

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