Mata Hari was the stage name of Margaretha Gertruida Zelle August Leeuwarden – 15 October Vincennes), a Dutch exotic dancer, courtesan, and accused spy. By she began to win fame as an exotic dancer. It was then that she adopted the stage name Mata Hari.
Mata Hari - Mata Hari was an exotic dancer and courtesan who was arrested by the French and executed for espionage during World War I. After her death, her stage name, "Mata Hari," became synonymous with spying and espionage.