Published on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - 9:19am
One of cable’s most popular dramas, American Horror Story, an anthology series currently airing its third season, about witchcraft versus Voodoo in New Orleans uses fictionalized accounts of real women from the city’s past to enrich the show.
Find out the real story of Madame LaLaurie, played by Kathy Bates, and Marie Laveau, played by Angela Bassett, in two books written by historian Carolyn Morrow Long: Madame Lalaurie, Mistress of the Haunted House and A New Orleans Voudou Priestess: The Legend and Reality of Marie Laveau.
Compare the American Horror Story characters to their real life inspirations.
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