Mata Hari still eludes definition

An undated photo of dancer "Mata Hari". Born Margaretha Zelle who was executed during World War I for being a spy. A century ago, on Oct. 15, 1917, an exotic dancer named Mata Hari was executed by a French firing squad, condemned as a sultry Dutch double agent who supposedly led tens of thousands of soldiers to their death during World War I. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

LEEUWARDEN, Netherlands (AP) — A century ago on Sunday, an exotic dancer named Mata Hari was executed by a French firing squad, condemned as a sultry Dutch double agent who supposedly caused the deaths of thousands of soldiers during World War I.

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