Why Cleopatra was famous?

Cleopatra became famous or infamous because of the misconceptions about her. In her own time she was a minor queen of a crumbling dynasty. She gained notoriety as the seducer of Marc Antony in Octavian's propaganda against Antony. William Shakespeare took up the story and exaggerated it into a passionate love affair for one of his plays and her fame spread from there.
Cleopatra became famous or infamous because of the misconceptions about her. In her own time she was a minor queen of a crumbling dynasty. She gained notoriety as the seducer of Marc Antony in Octavian's propaganda against Antony. William Shakespeare took up the story and exaggerated it into a passionate love affair for one of his plays and her fame spread from there.