Female Spies

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Mata Hari
(Exotic dancer & Spy)

Mata Hari
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Birthdate: August 7, 1876
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Leeuwarden, Netherlands
Died: October 15, 1917
Mata Hari was a Dutch courtesan and exotic dancer, charged with spying for Germany during World War I. She was executed by a firing squad in France, and her head was preserved in a museum, but later went missing. The “femme fatale” has been immortalized in many films and books.

Noor Inayat Khan
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Birthdate: January 1, 1914
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: September 13, 1944

Noor Inayat Khan was a British spy who served in a secret British World War II organization called Special Operations Executive (SOE) during the war. She was also the first female radio operator to be sent into occupied France from the UK to aid the French Resistance. She was subsequently caught and executed at a Nazi concentration camp.

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Ethel Rosenberg
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Birthdate: September 28, 1915
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
Died: June 19, 1953

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Anna Chapman
(Media Personality)

Anna Chapman
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Birthdate: February 23, 1982
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Volgograd, Russia

Anna Chapman is a Russian intelligence agent, media personality, and model. In 2010, she was arrested in US as part of the Illegals Program spy ring. She was later deported to Russia as part of a prisoner swap. Since her return, she has hosted TV shows, worked as a catwalk model, and served as the head of a youth council.

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Virginia Hall
(Espionage agent)

Virginia Hall
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Birthdate: April 6, 1906
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Died: July 8, 1982
Virginia Hall worked as a spy, with the U.K. and the U.S., in France during World War II, under the alias Marie and Diane. Her main objective was to conduct espionage for the Allies, against the Nazi regime and the Axis powers. After the war ended, she joined the CIA.

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Peggy Shippen
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Birthdate: July 11, 1760
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: August 24, 1804

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Manuela Sáenz
(Revolutionary)

Manuela Sáenz
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Birthdate: December 27, 1795
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Quito, Ecuador
Died: November 23, 1856

Manuela Sáenz was an Ecuadorian revolutionary who supported women's rights. She received the Order of the Sun, honoring her services in the revolution. Today, she is widely regarded as a feminist symbol of the 19th century. In 2007, the Ecuadorian government honored her with the rank of General.

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Violette Szabo
(Former Special Operations Executive (SOE) agent during the Second World War)

Violette Szabo
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Birthdate: June 26, 1921
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: February 5, 1945

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Krystyna Skarbek
(Intelligence agent)

Krystyna Skarbek
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Birthdate: May 1, 1908
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Trzepnica, Poland
Died: June 15, 1952

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Odette Hallowes
(Intelligence agent)

Odette Hallowes
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Birthdate: April 28, 1912
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Amiens, France
Died: March 13, 1995

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Ursula Kuczynski
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Birthdate: May 15, 1907
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Schöneberg, Berlin, Germany
Died: July 7, 2000

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Belle Boyd
(Confederate Spy in the American Civil War)

Belle Boyd
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Birthdate: May 9, 1844
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Martinsburg, Virginia
Died: June 11, 1900

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Tamara Bunke
(Communist revolutionary East German/Cuban spy Journalist)

Tamara Bunke
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Birthdate: November 19, 1937
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Died: August 31, 1967

Elizabeth Van Lew
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Birthdate: October 12, 1818
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Richmond, Virginia, United States
Died: September 25, 1900

Rose O'Neal Greenhow
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Birthdate: 1814 AD
Birthplace: Montgomery County, Maryland, United States
Died: October 1, 1864

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Sarah Emma Edmonds
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Birthdate: 1814 AD, 1841
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Magaguadavic, Canada
Died: September 5, 1898

Madeleine Damerment
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Birthdate: November 11, 1917
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Lille, France
Died: September 13, 1944

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Andree Borrel
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Birthdate: November 18, 1919
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bécon-les-Bruyères, France
Died: July 6, 1944

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Antoinette de Maignelais
(Chief mistress of Charles VII)

Antoinette de Maignelais
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Birthdate: 1434 AD
Birthplace: France
Died: 1474 AD

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Heba Selim
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Birthdate: 1947 AD
Birthplace: Egypt
Died: 1974 AD

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Eileen Nearne
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Birthdate: March 15, 1921
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: London, England
Died: September 2, 2010

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Pearl Cornioley
(British wartime agent)

Pearl Cornioley
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Birthdate: June 24, 1914
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: February 24, 2008

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Lydia Barrington Darragh
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Birthdate: 1729 AD
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: December 28, 1789

Benita von Falkenhayn
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Birthdate: August 14, 1900
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: February 18, 1935

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Sonja Wigert
(Actress, Spy)

Sonja Wigert
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Birthdate: November 11, 1913
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Notodden, Norway
Died: April 12, 1980

Marie Anne de La Trémoille, princesse des Ursins
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Birthdate: 1642 AD
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: December 5, 1722

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Won Jeong-hwa
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Birthdate: 1974 AD
Birthplace: North Korea