Many people believed Cleopatra was an aggressive person and used men for power. When she was granted Queen of Egypt and ruled with her brother, she ignored his claim to their power, she wanted the best for Egypt and she believed she could bring Egypt to glory. When Cleopatra had an opportunity to make her land more rich or powerful, she took it. She did everything and anything to keep her kingdom alive. People assumed that she was a very independent person and didn't need many people, they assume that the two people she dearly loved were Caesarion and Mark Antony.
By looking at the statues, she wasn't as beautiful as she seemed. But, she still loved her beauty and preserved it very well. She bathed in goat milk everyday because it was said to make her skin smooth and soft. Cleopatra was also an author, she wrote a book called Cosmetics. The eye makeup she wore was used to ward off infections and by her health history, it worked. She also had a perfume factory made with Mark Antony.
Mark Antony and Cleopatra were wanted by Octavian's army. Cleopatra thought her army was much bigger than Octavian's but she was very wrong. She and Mark Antony ran away together and committed a double suicide to escape their destined assassination. Cleopatra was thought to be killed by an asp bite (snake bite) but other people believe that she was killed by something else.