Marie LaveauMarie Laveau 1794?-1881 and 1827-1897. The most renowned voodoo queen in North America was actually a mother and daughter. Their appeal was their magical powers, control of one’s lovers and enemies, and sex. Marie I was a most powerful women who was told all the secrets by women and was able to use these to increase her powers. Marie II was feared more and inspired subservience
Angela Bassett as Marie Laveau in 'American Horror Story: Coven' (2013). Costume Designer: Lou Eyrich
Marie Laveau: Infamous Creole voodou (voodoo) practitioner from New Orleans in the 1800s. Marie and her daughter (also known as Marie Laveau) were held in high regard within the Cajun and Creole communities. after her death in 1881 at the age of 98 (or so it is believed) many who knew her swore they saw her strolling through New Orleans. Bad men and women were well-advised to stay out of her path.
Tomb of Marie Laveau, St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, New Orleans