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Mata Hari (I) (1876–1917)


Born Margaretha Geertruida Zelle on August 7 1876, the only daughter of a Dutch hat-maker, she seemed unlikely to later become the Mata Hari, the most infamous double agent in spy history. She answered an advertisement in the local paper placed by Rudolph MacLeod, a career military man in need of a wife. Enchanted by the tall, dark, and lovely ... See full bio »

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 2021 Spycraft (TV Series documentary)
Self - Femme Fatale Spy
- Sexspionage (2021) ... Self - Femme Fatale Spy
 2017 Mata Hari: The Beautiful Spy (TV Movie documentary)
Self
 2014 Lundi en histoires (TV Series documentary)
Self
- Women at War (2014) ... Self
 2014 #Yaprava (TV Series)
Self
- Nu, chem ona beret parney? (2014) ... Self (as Mata Khari)
 2010 Masterpiece Mystery (TV Series)
Self
 2007 De wereld draait door (TV Series)
Self
- Episode #3.26 (2007) ... Self
 1999 Reputations (TV Series documentary)
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- Mata Hari: Unveiling the Myth (1999) ... Self
 1998 Great Mysteries and Myths of the Twentieth Century (TV Series documentary)
Self (Episode: Mata Hari)
 1998 Sworn to Secrecy: Secrets of War (TV Series documentary)
Self
 1987 Biography (TV Series documentary)
Self
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12 Biographical Movies | 1 Print Biography | 4 Portrayals | 1 Article | 3 Pictorials | See more »

Alternate Names:

Mata Khari

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)

Spouse:

Rudolph MacLeod  (divorced)  (2 children)
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It was claimed at her trail that her activities caused the deaths of 50,000 Allied soldiers. However, historian Wesley Wark stated to the Toronto Star in a 2014 interview that she was made a scapegoat for French military failures. Likewise, historian Julie Wheelwright stated in the same interview: "She really did not pass on anything that you couldn't find in the local newspapers in Spain". She ... See more »

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