Full Name: Messalina [Valeria Messalina]
Profession: Roman Noblewoman and Wife of the Emperor Claudius
Why Famous: The third wife of the Roman Emperor Claudius, she was a powerful and influential woman with a reputation for promiscuity. Tt was claimed that she conspired against her husband and was executed when the plot was discovered, but this may or may not be true. She was also a paternal cousin of Nero, second cousin of Caligula, and great-grandniece of Augustus.