International Spy Museum, Washington, D.C., October 17, 2013

International Spy Museum, Washington, D.C., October 17, 2013

 

“Margaretha Geertruida “M’greet” Zelle MacLeod (7 August 1876 – 15 October 1917), better known by the stage name Mata Hari, was a Dutch exotic dancer, courtesan (emphasis mine!), and convicted spy who was executed by firing squad in France under charges of espionage for Germany during World War I.” She apparently had arm around a lot of husbands in order to elicit secret information for her espionage business!  (Info per the ever-helpful Wikipedia)

 

Update, October 2013: From The Times of India. “World War I spy Mata Hari’s birthplace gutted by fire” in the Netherlands.  (Source:  The Times of India)