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Mata Hari in Paris

Updated Mar 25, 2024
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Mata Hari in Paris
Born in the Netherlands in 1876, Grietje Zelle reinvented herself as Mata Hari in Paris in 1905. She began as a circus horse rider (and artist's model) in 1903 and moved on to become a famous exotic dancer. Many people believed that she wore a body stocking so she did not actually appear nude but the impression was that she was nude. She was also rather promiscuous and lost custody of her daughter because of her behavior.
Date & Place: in Paris France
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Margaretha Geertruida "Mata Hari" Zelle
Margaretha Geertruida Zelle was born on August 7, 1876, and died at age 41 years old on October 15, 1917. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Margaretha Geertruida "Mata Hari" Zelle.
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