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Mata Hari
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    (August 7, 1876-October 15, 1917)
    Birth name was Margaretha Zelle
    Famed for her dances and spying
    As a child she made up many lies about her family to impress people.
    Her father lost the family's fortune when she was 13.
    She had to leave her job as a kindergarten teacher after a scandalous affair of her's was made public.
    She used to pad her bra with socks.
    She met her husband, Rudolph MacLeod, by answering a newspaper ad.
    She spied for France during World War I, and may have been a German double agent.
    No one really knows if the charges of being a German spy were concocted for political reasons or if she was indeed guilty.
    She ranked #99 in Playboy's Sex Stars of the Century.
    Rudolph beat her when she would talk to other men, but he had many affairs of his own.
    Rudolph raped her several times.
    She had the courage to divorce her husband.
    Rudolf kept her from ever seeing her daughter, Non, after they divorced.
    She supported herself after the divorce by working as a semi-nude dancer.
    Her dances were elaborate productions that told a story.
    She was an overnight sensation in all of Europe.
    After she became too old to dance the way that she used to, she took up a career as a courtesan.
    Mata Hari means 'Child of the Dawn' in Hindi and 'Eye of the Dawn' in Malay.
    She was bisexual.
    She was executed by a firing squad.

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