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Your Sexy Spy Roundup, From B to P

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We already know that Mother Russia’s sexiest spy, Anna Chapman, is, well … sexy. And sometimes topless. But there have been plenty of other good-looking spies in fiction and movies throughout history. And we’re feeling patriotic on this day after the Fourth of July, so … how ’bout a roundup?
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Mata Hari

Mata Hari (real name: Margaretha Geertruida “Grietje” Zelle MacLeodl) was a mysterious Dutch exotic dancer/high-class prostitute-turned-spy during World War I. What she actually did that was espionage-y is kind of unclear (first, she was a German spy, then a French spy? I think?), but the point is that she was quite the seductress. Until she was shot by a French firing squad.
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Josephine Baker

The wildly successful (and wildly awesome!) Josephine Baker was not just a banana-skirt-wearing entertainer but also a spy for the French Resistance during World War II. She crossed borders on her European tour with top-secret info written in invisible ink on her sheet music!
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James Bond

Well, of course. But I’m not just talking about any old James Bond. Specifically, Sean Connery’s James Bond, who is by far the sexiest of the lot.
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Julia Child

Oh, come on. She was totally … sexy. But the point is she worked for the OSS (what the CIA used to be called) during World War II and she made this awesome shark-repellent for underwater mines. And then brought us Mastering the Art of French Cooking.
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Elia Kazan

I’m gonna get flak for this, but dude was kinda hot back in his snitching days! Even though he ruined a bunch of people’s careers.
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Jason Bourne

Duh.
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Belle Boyd

Belle (“Cleopatra of the Secession”) was just a “genteel Southern belle,” but also a Confederate spy during the Civil War. She passed on information to Stonewall Jackson and defended her family against invading Union soldiers. Scarlett O’Hara-esque!
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Casanova

Casanova was good at a lot of things (sex), and one of those was espionage — during the Venetian Inquisition, which is not much fun, but still, the guy pretty much defined sex during his era.
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Austin Powers

“Shall we shag now, or shall we shag later?” Uh, now?

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