Angela Bassett as the real-life 19th century voodoo priestess, Marie Laveau. American Horror Story: Coven

Angela Bassett as the real-life 19th century voodoo priestess, Marie Laveau. American Horror Story: Coven

Marie Laveau (September 10, 1794 – June 16, 1881) was a Louisiana Creole practitioner of Voodoo renowned in New Orleans. She was born free in New Orleans.  Her daughter Marie Laveau II (1827 — c. 1895) also practiced Voudoun, and historical accounts often confuse the two. She and her mother had great influence over their multiracial following.

Marie Laveau (September 10, 1794 – June 16, 1881) was a Louisiana Creole practitioner of Voodoo renowned in New Orleans. She was born free in New Orleans. Her daughter Marie Laveau II (1827 — c. 1895) also practiced Voudoun, and historical accounts often confuse the two. She and her mother had great influence over their multiracial following.

Tomb marked with XXXs (voodoo tradition) in St Louis Cemetery 1. Wrongly associated with Marie Laveau, the Voodoo Priestess.

Tomb marked with XXXs (voodoo tradition) in St Louis Cemetery 1. Wrongly associated with Marie Laveau, the Voodoo Priestess.

Angela Bassett as Marie Laveau in 'American Horror Story: Coven' (2013). Costume Designer: Lou Eyrich

Angela Bassett as Marie Laveau in 'American Horror Story: Coven' (2013). Costume Designer: Lou Eyrich

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You'll Want to Visit The Spooky Shrine Of Marie Laveau After You Hear The Stories

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Marie Laveau, the enchantress-muse for #Voodoo Vision: House of Spirits, my new novel ~ on Amazon.

The Ghost Of Marie Laveau

Marie Laveau, the enchantress-muse for #Voodoo Vision: House of Spirits, my new novel ~ on Amazon.

Marie Laveaus House of Voodoo - New Orleans, La...I might have to mess with some voodoo @Victoria Brown Seemiller

Marie Laveaus House of Voodoo - New Orleans, La...I might have to mess with some voodoo @Victoria Brown Seemiller

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