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stage name taken by exotic dancer Margaretha Gertruida Zelle (1876-1917), from Malay mata "eye" + hari "day, dawn."
A Dutch spy who worked for both the French and the Germans during World War I. The French executed her in 1917.
Note: A “Mata Hari” is a seductive, double-dealing woman.