Hedy Lamarr

Austrian-American actress and co-inventor of an early technique for spread spectrum communications and frequency hopping

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

Hedy Lamarr 1943


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.

In her third movie she played her first title role (Man braucht kein Geld or No Money Needed). The movie Ecstasy was scandal at that time because she was bathing naked and runs through a wood also naked. When she worked with the famous director Max Reinhard in Berlin, he said, that she was the most beautiful woman in Europe. 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.



  1. Shearer, Stephen Michael (2010). Beautiful: The Life of Hedy Lamarr. New York: St. Martin's Press. pp. 8, 339. ISBN 0312550987.
  2. Instant Karma on IMDb

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