Diane Hegarty

Religious Leader

Birthday July 10, 1942

Birth Sign Cancer

Birthplace California

DEATH DATE Jul 23, 2022 (80)

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Known as a founder and High Priestess of the Church of Satan, this controversial religious figure compiled and edited many of her church's doctrines, including The Devil's Notebook, The Satanic Bible, and The Satanic Witch.

Before Fame

She served for a decade as Chair of San Francisco's Graphological Society.


Her church came under fire and was forced to defend itself during the fundamentalist Christian-spurred Satanic Ritual Abuse panic of the 1980s.

Family Life

Her more than two-decade-long relationship with Church of Satan co-founder Anton LaVey resulted in a daughter named Zeena. She and LaVey later raised their grandson, Stanton Zaharoff.

Associated With

Christian televangelist Bob Larson was one of her church's greatest critics.