Odette Hallowes, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Odette Hallowes

French resistance member

Date of Birth: 28-Apr-1912

Place of Birth: Amiens, Hauts-de-France, France

Date of Death: 13-Mar-1995

Profession: intelligence agent, French Resistance fighter

Nationality: France, United Kingdom

Zodiac Sign: Taurus

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About Odette Hallowes

  • Odette Sansom LdH (1912 – 1995), also known as Odette Churchill and Odette Hallowes, was a Special Operations Executive agent during the Second World War. She was the most highly decorated woman during World War II, being the first woman to be awarded the George Cross, and the only woman to be both awarded the George Cross and appointed a Chevalier de la Légion d'honneur.
  • Her wartime exploits and endurance of a brutal interrogation and imprisonment, which were chronicled in books and a motion picture, made her one of the most celebrated members of the Special Operations Executive, the British sabotage and espionage organisation, and one of the few to survive Nazi imprisonment.

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