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Wallis Simpson

Who she is: An American socialite whose third husband was Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor.

Why she's scandalous: Two-time divorcée Wallis made a controversial name for herself when she became the mistress of the future King of England. But she really shocked the world when Edward abdicated his throne to marry her. She was also suspected of being a Nazi sympathizer along with Edward.

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