"I guess I should be flattered if some fellow peeks around the garden and thinks he spies Jezebel."

Elijah confronts Ahab and Jezabel
Public DomainElijah confronts Ahab and Jezabel - Credit: Sir Frank Dicksee
Jezebel was a Phoenician princess who became queen in northern Israel when she married King Ahab. 

The Bible treats her as a villain because she was a devotee of Baal, God's rival in the Old Testament, and the Hebrew prophets Elijah and Elisha took against her. 

Her name has become unfairly associated with prostitution, possibly because she was known to use a lot of make-up -- she is portrayed as the original "painted lady".