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American Horror Story: True Crimes That Inspired Coven

Here are the true stories that inspired major plot points in AHS Coven. Season 3 references Madame Delphine LaLaurie, Marie Laveau, and the Axeman of New Orleans.

Much like it’s predecessors, American Horror Story: Coven drew on a bunch of inspiration from history, and a handful of Coven's most iconic characters are based on real-life figures. In the video above, Greg breaks down AHS Season 3's true crime inspirations: Madame Delphine LaLaurie, the voodoo queen Marie Laveau, and the jazz-loving Axeman of New Orleans.