Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Backstory - Mata Hari

When Film Director William van Aimstra researched his family tree, he found Hollywood actress Audrey Hepburn.

It is on Her, that he based the character of Miss Sky, in his film .... Eye of the Day.

Going back into the family history, another famous relative was found. Born in Holland but married with a Rudolph MacLeod of Scottish origin. Alleged female spy, Mata Hari. Which translates to Eye of the Day in Malaysian. Meaning the Sun.

It is believed that she had an affair, from which she gave birth to her daughter, Banda. Hence character Rainbow. It is through the observation of the daughter that the story of her mother, Mata Hari, is told.

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