Mata Hari was one of the most famous and desirable women in history. She is widely known as a resourceful double spy.
Her real name was Margaretha Geertruida Zelle (born August 7, 1876). She was the daughter of a Dutch hat-maker.
Margaretha always wanted to have a close family: loving husband and children. So in 1895 19-years-old girl married 39-years-old military man Rudolph MacLeod, who moved her to Java. Margaretha gave birth to a son and a daughter.
But MacLeod’s bad temper strained their marriage, and nothing could repair the damage done.