Mata Hari was the stage name of Margaretha Gertruida Zelle August Leeuwarden – 15 October Vincennes), a Dutch exotic dancer, courtesan, and accused spy. By she began to win fame as an exotic dancer. It was then that she adopted the stage name Mata Hari.
Lily Elsie was a popular actress and singer in Edwardian days. Her dreamy beauty was captured in scores of photographs. She posed in many beautiful dresses, but none so frequently as the one seen here.