"Cleopatra must have had a way with her;"

'Anthony and Cleopatra' by Lawrence Alma-Tadema (1885)
Public Domain'Anthony and Cleopatra' by Lawrence Alma-Tadema (1885) - Credit: Lawrence Alma-Tadema (1836-1912)
 Cleopatra VII Philopator was the last pharaoh of Ancient Egypt. Following her death Egypt became a province of the Roman Empire.

She is remembered for her love affair with Mark Anthony, with whom she had two children. Both Cleopatra and Mark Anthony committed suicide following Mark Anthony's defeat at the Battle of Actium.

Shakespeare wrote a play based on these events entitled Anthony and Cleopatra.