Margaretha Geertruida "Margreet" Zelle (Mata Hari) better known by the stage name 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.
Browse On This Day - July 25 - Mata Hari Sentenced To Death For Spying latest photos. View images and find out more about On This Day - July 25 - Mata Hari Sentenced To Death For Spying at Getty Images.
"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.