13 Torrid Sex Scandals Involving Spies

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James Bond movies have shown us that sex and spies go hand in hand. And although 007 is fictional, the soap opera-ready people involved in the Petraeus scandal are all too real. But are they outliers or are spies simply more likely to lose control? As this list demonstrates, David Petraeus is far from the only spy to let his libido take control. He's not even the first CIA director to do so. Read on to learn about Petraeus and twelve other spies who have had some of the most torrid sex scandals in history.
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    The Torrid DetailsYou've probably heard the details before, but here's a quick summary: Head of the CIA and respected retired general, David Petraeus, had an affair with his biographer, Paula Broadwell. Broadwell, having heard the

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    The Torrid DetailsAllen Welsh Dulles is one of David Petraeus's predecessors as head of the CIA. Dulles was in charge from 1953 to 1961. Although overseeing the agency during the height of the Cold War must have kept him busy,

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    The Torrid DetailsMata Hari, a Dutch national who had lived in the Dutch East Indies, gained fame as an exotic dancer in France at the beginning of the 20th century. She was also a skilled courtesan who had multiple affairs and

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    Won Jeong-hwa is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 13 Torrid Sex Scandals Involving Spies

    Won Jeong-hwa The Torrid DetailsWon Jeong-hwa is a North Korean woman who, in 2001, said she had escaped from North Korea's oppressive regime. After marrying and then divorcing a South Korean businessman, she had affairs with multiple army

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    The Torrid Details While working in China in 1964, 20-year-old French diplomat Bernard Boursicot was seduced by a Chinese national. The affair continued for years, and Boursicot later passed along secrets to Chinese officials

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    Dania Suarez Londono is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list 13 Torrid Sex Scandals Involving Spies

    Dania Suarez Londono The Torrid DetailsColombian prostitute Dania Londono is just one of the hookers that United States Secret Service Agents picked up on a trip to Colombia in April of 2012 (during which they were supposed to be preparing for the

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    The Torrid DetailsJohn Profumo was the Secretary of State for War in U.K. Prime Minister Harold Macmillan's Cabinet when he had an extramarital affair with Christine Keeler. The affair lasted for a few weeks; unfortunately for

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    Elizabeth Masamune is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list 13 Torrid Sex Scandals Involving Spies

    Elizabeth Masamune The Torrid DetailsElizabeth Masamune was an Australian trade official with years of experience and the security clearance to know that Anh Ngoc Luong was suspected of working for Vietnamese intelligence. Neither of those things

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    Katrina Leung is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list 13 Torrid Sex Scandals Involving Spies

    Katrina Leung

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    Gerda Munsinger is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list 13 Torrid Sex Scandals Involving Spies

    Gerda Munsinger The Torrid DetailsEven Canada has had a spy sex scandal! In the 1950s, Soviet spy and alleged East German prostitute Gerda Munsinger slept with multiple cabinet ministers, including the associate minister of national defense.The

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    The Torrid DetailsWhile he was working in Moscow in 1954, Soviet spies took compromising pictures of low-level British diplomat John Vassall participating in a drunken orgy with other men. Vassall was a closeted homosexual

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    The Torrid DetailsAn East German spymaster who wanted to keep tabs on West Germany in the 1950s, Markus Wolf came up with the idea of training handsome men to be "Romeo spies." Numerous men went into West Berlin and

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