Agent 355

I’m sure each and every one of us has at one point or another wished that they were a suave, sophisticated and skilled secret agent. But is being a secret agent all about the glamorous lifestyles that are portrayed in the movies? Or is there something more? When...

Girls Undercover: The Flying Squadron

Name: Many, lost to history Occupation: Courtesans, spies, high society women Location: France, 1547-1559 As seen in: a number of historical films and works of art, but few contemporary references When Catherine de Medici was queen of France – she was the wife of...

Famous Courtesans: Mata Hari

Mata Hari was born Margaretha Zelle in Leeuwarden, Netherlands in 1876. She was the eldest of four children to Adam Zelle and Ante van der Meulan. Her father was successful in his business ventures, including a hat shop and oil investments. Margaretha had a...

Girls Undercover: Civil War Spies

Name: Harriet Tubman, Pauline Cushman, others Occupation: Spies, soliders, etc. Location: United States of America, 1861-1865 War history is often full of the exploits of brave, white men. History books document the movements of generals, actions of presidents and...

Girls Undercover: Julia Child

Name: Julia Child Occupation: French chef, senior civilian intelligence officer Location: Washington, D.C., and other locations As seen in: the television shows The French Chef, Baking with Julia, Julia and Jacques Cooking At Home, and as an adapted character played...

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