Known for her relationships with influential Roman leaders, including Julius Caesar and Mark Antony, Cleopatra's affairs caused political controversies and fueled historical intrigue.
A Dutch exotic dancer and alleged spy during World War I, Mata Hari was accused of espionage and faced scandalous accusations, leading to her execution in 1917.
Catherine's reign was marked by political intrigue and rumors surrounding her numerous affairs, some of which were exaggerated for political reasons.
American socialite Wallis Simpson's relationship with King Edward VIII led to a constitutional crisis in Britain when he abdicated the throne to marry her, causing public outrage.
The last queen of France, Marie Antoinette, faced public criticism and scandal during the French Revolution, with rumors about her extravagant lifestyle and insensitivity to the suffering of the people.
The iconic Hollywood actress faced numerous scandals and controversies during her career, including relationships with powerful men and rumors about her personal life.
The influential mistress of King Louis XV of France, Madame de Pompadour faced criticism and accusations of political manipulation.
An Italian noblewoman, Lucrezia Borgia, was often associated with scandalous rumors and alleged involvement in political conspiracies during the Renaissance.