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5 unexpected facts about Hedy Lamarr

She was considered one of the most beautiful women in the cinema. People either hated her or adored. However, she was not just a pretty face but also a self-taught engineer. Let's discover some little-known facts about this complex personality.


Born in 1914 in Austria, Hedy Lamarr became a famous actress and was considered the best-looking woman in Europe. She inspired the creation of the Snow White and Catwoman. However, she also succeeded off-camera.

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16 Comments
Don Markusic
Typical of the 1940s never respect or give women the credit they had coming . They'll give the Red Cross ladies an add a girl What a surprise came back and women were working in factories in doing the job .
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Jul 10, 2020 4:41PM
tyafter
Always been a fan of this beautiful woman, but more so for her incredible mind and scientific work than anything in the movies, etc.. I'm glad she's finally being properly recognized for her amazing capabilities and accomplishments rather than how pretty she was. Beauty is nice, but brains are nicer.
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Nov 14, 2022 5:04PM
franksmerg
Paula Salem, she smiled in her movies. I have the movie "Samson and Delilah" on DVD 📀. Victor Mature is Samson and Hedy is Delilah. Great movie. Also has a young Angela Lansbury (Murder, She Wrote). The ins and outs of today's society in ancient times. Great movie. I strongly recommend this film.
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Nov 4, 2022 7:19PM
franksmerg
Hedy Lamarr really got treated with extreme disrespect by the Federal government. They wanted her to use her pretty face and natural beauty to convince people to buy war bonds. Help the government who has unlimited money 💰 to use. But when she used her intelligence to do something wonderful, something far ahead of its time, they ignored her, waiting until the patent expired in 1960 then immediately started using her invention without having to compensate her at all. A perfect example of the Feds using the people without compensation.
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Nov 4, 2022 7:12PM
Clarence Quismundo
She would have been a billionaire if she was fairly credited for the invention of Wi-fi.
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Jun 20, 2022 6:57AM
Elsy O. Stromberg
I never heard of anyone loving or hating her. Never heard much about her one way or the other.
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Jun 14, 2022 10:57AM
Leticia Olsen
👍🏼Great woman!! I’ve seen a documentary about her and her and I admire her knowledge!
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May 26, 2021 4:30PM
Doris Dallaire
A very clever woman and very beautiful also. Too bad her intelligence was not recognized, she might have done far more had she been given the chance.
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Dec 4, 2020 5:24PM
Irene Howard
Surprised that she was shy.
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Dec 3, 2020 2:52AM
George Oliver Prince
Smart and beautiful, a winning combination
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Aug 16, 2020 11:13PM
Lindsay Lovelock
What a clever lady, shame she was not recognized for her scientific values, well that is typical government.
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Jul 12, 2020 5:20AM
Olivia Salina
Matthew McKechnie, Not so. Check your dates
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Jul 11, 2020 11:49PM
David Ching
Matthew McKechnie, It's the FILM, not the story.
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Jul 11, 2020 10:29PM
Matthew McKechnie
Snow White predates Hedy lamarr so can't have been inspired by her
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Jul 11, 2020 5:54PM
Elisabeth Primavera
Had no idea she was so clever...I knew she was Austria born.
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Jul 10, 2020 6:37PM
Paula Salem
Did she ever smile? Every picture I’ve seen of her ,she looks so sad.
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Jul 10, 2020 4:53PM

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