Bombshell: Hedy Lamarr
Discover the story of the most beautiful woman in the world, who was also an ingenious inventor. Her pioneering work helped revolutionize modern communication, including WiFi, GPS and Bluetooth.
Did you know that Hedy Lamarr, who was known as the world’s most beautiful woman, was also an ingenious inventor? Her work helped revolutionize modern communication.
Hedy Lamarr (born Hedwig Eva Maria Kiesler, November 9, 1914 – January 19, 2000) was an Austrian-born American film actress and inventor.
Born: Hedwig Eva Maria
November 9, 1914 Vienna, Austria-Hungary
Died: January 19, 2000 (aged 85) Casselberry, Florida, U.S.
Citizenship: Austria: (1914-1953)
After a brief early film career in Czechoslovakia, including the controversial Ecstasy (1933) in which she is seen swimming and running nude, she fled from her husband, a wealthy Austrian ammunition manufacturer, and secretly moved to Paris. There, she met Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studio head Louis B. Mayer, who offered her a movie contract in Hollywood, where she became a film star from the late 1930s to the 1950s