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Mata Hari was a Dutch exotic dancer, courtesan, and accused spy who was executed by firing squad in France under charges of espionage for Germany during World War I. The idea of an exotic dancer working as a lethal double agent using her powers of seduction to extract military secrets from her many lovers made Mata Hari an enduring archetype of the femme fatale. Photo taken in 1906
Princess Ileana–Mother Alexandra Press Photo 1991
January 23, 1991—Princess Ileana of Romania known as Mother Alexandra after becoming a nun. She founded the Monastery of the Holy Transfiguration, a community of nuns of the Orthodox Church in America. She was an aunt of former King Michael of Romania and a cousin of Queen Elizabeth II of Britain.
Princess Ileana of Romania was the youngest daughter of King Ferdinand I of Romania, and his consort Queen Marie of Romania. She was a great granddaughter of Queen Victoria and of Tsar Alexander II. After her marriage she was known as Her Imperial and Royal Highness, Ileana, Archduchess of Austria, Princess Imperial of Austria, Princess Royal of Hungary and Bohemia, Princess of Tuscanny, Princess of Romania, Princess of Hohenzollern
Queen Elena of Romania / Helen of Greece-Romania
Baby Prince Michael with his mother, Crown Princess Helen. Helen never became Queen of Romania as she was divorced from Carol before he became king. After her divorce the Romanian gov't gave her the title "Princess of Romania". And after Michael reascended the throne in 1940 he made his mother "Regina Mama", Queen Mother of Romania.