Julia Child was a spy. Seriously.
From the AP:
"Famed chef Julia Child shared a secret with Supreme Court Justice Arthur Goldberg and Chicago White Sox catcher Moe Berg at a time when the Nazis threatened the world.
They served in an international spy ring managed by the Office of Strategic Services, an early version of the CIA created in World War II by President Franklin Roosevelt."
Though, on reflection, I can see her cooking as a sort of two-pronged attack: use delectable dishes to tempt people into all sorts of confidences and confessions now, while laying the groundwork for serious cholesterol problems in later life.