The mysterious story of the life of Mata Hari
• The mysterious story of the life of Mata Hari
October 15 was executed Mata Hari, surrounded by an aura of mystery and spy courtesan. This woman became a legend during his lifetime: among historians there is no consensus on whether its activity was as a consequence of an agent of moral weakness and cynicism or actress riding skills, able to use the situation for their own purposes. Mediocre dancer but a talented spy had extraordinary good looks and easy temperament, but happiness her to no avail: she invented a myth about himself, and as a result it has played with it a cruel joke. "I do not regret anything. My life is surrounded with the most incredible legends, and sometimes even I myself do not know how to distinguish truth from fiction. I got plenty of tears and pain and misery. But I know that is the power of women over men - over those who decide the fate of entire nations. "
More than a hundred years have passed since the death of Mata Hari, but her personality is still excites the minds of millions. In the eyes of the public it has become the personification of a charming female spy, has absolute fearlessness and courage. Was it really is - a mystery until now, however biography exotic dancer and "femme fatale" secured her popularity in the century: its image was the basis for movies, books, games. Where did the Mata Hari and how she was able to earn the trust and love of men, read on.
Mata Hari invented my life from beginning to end. To begin with, that in fact her name was Margaret Gertrude Selle. The girl was born August 7, 1876 in a family of Dutch hat-maker. In 17 years, Margaret moved to his uncle, but her life with him satisfied for long - girl dreams of a beautiful life, and with a stern uncle, it was impossible, and soon it leaves his house.
For a girl of that era was the only way marriage. Pick up a suitable bridegroom in the newspaper, Margaret immediately wrote a letter to her future husband - the officer, who was on home leave, Rudolf Maklidu. He was almost 20 years older than her, but came from an old Scottish family, and, of course, was quite rich. Eighteen months later, Margaret allowed his son, and the family moved soon in the Dutch East Indies. Whether out of boredom, or from all the troubles, fallen on the head of a girl, married to Margaret Maklidom not satisfied, and they divorced.
After the divorce, Margaret went to Paris - the city of "escaped from their husbands wives", which is trying to work artist's model. But artists are not really her favor, citing the fact that it has too small breasts. In desperation, Margaret has to return to the Netherlands, but not for long, and soon she decides to return. This time, she manages to find a job in Paris - she finds a job in the riding school at Mollier famous circus. But it's not satisfied with Margaret, and then she remembers that when she lived in India, belly dancing aroused unprecedented enthusiasm of anyone who saw it.
Margaret debut took place in 1905 in the salon of Madame Kireevsk. Exotic movement like all those present, and men remember her because the dance finale - she dropped her dress flick of the wrist. Its success grew, it charmed the audience, even while remaining stationary. And another lie invented by a girl - she loved to talk about the death of his mother and an Indian-learning skills in Buddhist temples. It adds it to the image of mystery.
Of course, Margaret applauded by many, the number of its fans were infinite, among whom were very distinguished and wealthy people. One of them invited the divas at the Museum of Oriental Art, and called her name Mata Hari. Henceforth Margaret died. Her name was in the best theaters of Europe, a rich lover was replaced by another, it is bathed in luxury and love.
Mata Hari was promiscuous, and it played tricks on her: she contacted the German police official, and it decided to involve espionage - now called her H-21. Was it useful to German intelligence, unknown until now, and she is not very interested in their success. "I remembered my dear coats and dresses, which the Germans detained in Berlin, and decided that you need to get from them for this as much money as possible."
This lasted until 1916. But when the outside surfaced radiogram with sensitive data, which sounded the name Mata Hari, she was asked to work on France. The girl did not rubbed and decided to spy on people and on others. But all the secret becomes clear, and this was no exception.
Mata Hari is one of the mysterious women of the last century. How did she manage to not only seduce the men, but also to ferret out information from them. Recipe for her "success" was in the 3 rules. Rule one - you need to take the initiative: from childhood Mata knew it divinely beautiful and can manage men. The second rule - use every chance given destiny: dance Mata never could, but it did not need to the public, they admired the almost total nudity girl. Rule Three - keep the intrigue: Among her lovers was higher than one hundred successful men who are attracted to her mystery - she called herself the eastern princess, a pupil of the priestesses in the Hindu temple. February 13, 1917 at the "Eliza-Palace", she was arrested and charged with espionage - they say, if she met police naked. She denied everything except his novels: "Maybe I was a prostitute, but never a traitor." During the trial, she sympathized with her former lovers, as her lawyer and lover even stood before the judge on his knees. But Mata was not there to save, and on October 15 of its shot. 12 soldiers simultaneously shot in the spy, who looked them straight in the eye.