Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Famous women spies

Margaretha Geertruida Zelle aka Mata Hari was an exotic dancer and a courtesan to many important high-ranking military officials. She was executed in France at the age of 41 for espionage for Germany during World War I. However several decades after her death, it was found that there weren't any substantiative evidences to support the allegations levelled against her
Many historians consider her more as a victim than a women with any vicious motives

German actress and singer Marlene Dietrich was also accused of espionage. She was a German citizen until 1937 and was popular for her anti-Nazi stance. Although the FBI had her under surveillance until after the World War II, they were no proofs for any clandestine activities
Russian spy Anna Chapman, who was involved in a high-profile spy swap with the US, has now become a celebrity. She has her own TV show and has appeared in a modelling shoot for Maxim magazine


Confederate spy Belle Boyd is seen in an undated photo provided by the Berkeley County, W.V., Historical Society. Boyd was a brave lady who showed no fear to face the bullets. She used to mingle with the Union Officers, pick up their military secrets, and pass them on to the Confederate officials