Mata Hari Rank
About Mata Hari
Mata Hari (Margaretha Geertruida "Margreet" MacLeod) was a Dutch exotic dancer and spy. She was executed under the charges of espionage for Germany during World War I.
In 1917, the Germans in Madrid transmitted radio messages to Berlin, describing the help of a German spy with the code-name H-21. French agents identified H-21 as Mata Hari. She was arrested and executed by firing squad in 1917 in France. She was 41 years old.
Her Dance Career
In 1905, she began to win fame as an exotic dancer all around Europe. She was provocative, promiscuous and flirtatious, while her most famous piece of clothing was her jeweled bra.
Her Personal Life
She had relationships with military officers and politicians in many countries. She was married once and she had 2 children.
During her 20's, she often posed as a model for extra money.
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Mata Hari's Popularity
Mata Hari was a famous Dutch spy, who was born on August 7, 1876. As a person born on this date, Mata Hari is listed in our database as the 14th most popular celebrity for the day (August 7) and the 4th most popular for the year (1876).
People born on August 7 fall under the Zodiac sign of Leo, the Lion. Mata Hari is the 664th most popular Leo.
Aside from information specific to Mata Hari's birthday, Mata Hari is the 33rd most famous Dutch.
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