Hedy Lamarr

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Hedy Lamarr 1943

Hedy Lamarr (9 November 1914 – 19 January 2000)[1] was an Austrian-American actress and inventor.

Life[change | change source]

Hedy Lamarr was born as Hedwig Eva Maria Kiesler in Vienna. She was the daughter of a bank director and a concert pianist. She studied ballet and piano at age 10. Later, the famous director Max Reinhard in Berlin said she was the most beautiful woman in Europe. She worked in movies and in her third movie played her first title role (Man braucht kein Geld or No Money Needed). The 1933 movie Ecstasy was scandal as it showed her bathing naked and running through a wood naked. Later that year, she married, but left her husband in 1937. She signed a contract with MGM in London and went to the USA, where she spent the rest of her life. She became a US citizen in 1953. She died in Altamonte Springs, Florida.

Filmography[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. Shearer, Stephen Michael (2010). Beautiful: The Life of Hedy Lamarr. New York: St. Martin's Press. pp. 8, 339. ISBN 978-0312550981.
  2. Instant Karma on IMDb

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