Did you know tech by Lamarr was instrumental in the creation of cell phones?
Hedy Lamarr is much more than she appears to be, as the film Bombshell shows, and Elliot Gould is exactly who you think he should be in Humor Me.
A viral tweet asked if people could name anyone “badder” than Taylor Swift. The internet responded.
Much like Lamarr herself, plans to make a film about her work as an inventor came up against a degree of ingrained sexism.
Nazis, sex, groundbreaking inventions, escape in disguise — sounds like the plot for the next Hollywood hit. Or, you know, real events from Hedy Lamarr’s life.
During her lifetime, even personal friends were unaware that film star Hedy Lamarr was Jewish. Now two new biographies — “Beautiful: The Life of Hedy Lamarr” by Stephen Michael Shearer, due out in September from St Martin’s Press and “Hedy Lamarr: The Most Beautiful Woman in Film” by Ruth Barton, just out from The University Press of Kentucky — both detail how Lamarr was born Hedwig Eva Maria Kiesler in Vienna to a Jewish family, her mother originally from Budapest, and her father from Lvov.