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Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Hedy Lamarr

I came across this picture of Hedy Lamarr on a Facebook site. The most beautiful woman in films ever.

She was born in Vienna, Austria on 9th November 1913. Her name was Hedwig Eva Maria Kiesler. Her first film role was in 1930. She moved to Hollywood in the mid-30's.

Her major titles are usually listed as: "Ekstase", 1933, the film that got her noticed in Hollywood. "Algiers", 1938, her first film in USA. "White Cargo" 1942. "The Conspirators" 1944. Her biggest role was in "Samson and Delilah" 1949, when she starred as Delilah opposite Victor Mature. She declined the lead in "Casablanca".

IMDb lists her in 36 film titles.

Hedy Lamarr was also a scientist. In 1940 and 1941 she worked with George Antheil to develop frequency hopping for the radio control of torpedoes, still used today.

She died in Hollywood on 19th January 2000.

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