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Hedy Lamarr (1914–2000)

Austrian-born American film actress and inventor.Created by: PICRYLDated: 1914
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Hedy Lamarr (1914–2000), Austrian-born American film star who was often typecast as a provocative femme fatale. Years after her screen career ended, she achieved recognition as a noted inventor of a radio communications device.

The daughter of a prosperous Viennese banker, Lamarr was privately tutored from age 4; by the time she was 10, she was a proficient pianist and dancer and could speak four languages. At age 16 she enrolled in Max Reinhardt’s Berlin-based dramatic school, and within a year she made her motion picture debut in Geld auf der Strasse (1930; Money on the Street).

She achieved both stardom and notoriety in the Czech film Extase (1932; Ecstasy), in which she briefly but tastefully appeared in the nude. Her burgeoning career was halted by her 1933 marriage to Austrian munitions manufacturer Fritz Mandl, who not only prohibited her from further stage and screen appearances but also tried unsuccessfully to destroy all existing prints of Extase.

After leaving the possessive Mandl, she went to Hollywood in 1937, where she appeared in her first English-language film, the classic romantic drama Algiers (1938). Lamarr became a U.S. citizen in 1953.

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Hedy Lamarr Argentinean Magazine AD 2

Hedy Lamarr Argentinean Magazine AD 2

Publicity photo of Hedy Lamarr for Argentinean Magazine. (Printed in USA)

Hedy Lamarr Argentinean Magazine AD 3

Hedy Lamarr Argentinean Magazine AD 3

Publicity photo of Hedy Lamarr for Argentinean Magazine. (Printed in USA)

Hedy Lamarr Argentinean Magazine AD

Hedy Lamarr Argentinean Magazine AD

Publicity photo of Hedy Lamarr for Argentinean Magazine. (Printed in USA)

Algiers 1938 (3)

Algiers 1938 (3)

L. to R. : Sigrid Gurie, Charles Boyer & Hedy Lamarr - Publicity still for Algiers

Algiers 1938 (6)

Algiers 1938 (6)

Promotional still from the 1938 film Algiers From left: Joseph Calleia, Hedy Lamarr, Ben Hall, Joan Woodbury, Charles D. Lyon & Charles Boyer

Algiers 1938 (7)

Algiers 1938 (7)

L. to R. (seated): Joseph Calleia, Hedy Lamarr, Bert Roach, Claudia Dell & Charles Boyer in Algiers - publicity still (cropped)

Color photograph of Victor Mature and Hedy Lamarr as Samson and Delilah

Color photograph of Victor Mature and Hedy Lamarr as Samson and Delila...

Color photograph of Victor Mature and Hedy Lamarr as Samson and Delilah (1949).

Deborah Kerr The King and I

Deborah Kerr The King and I

Studio publicity still of Hedy Lamarr for the film The King and I (1956)

Experiment Perilous 1944

Experiment Perilous 1944

Pubblicità del film Experiment Perilous

Hedy Lamarr 1944

Hedy Lamarr 1944

Hedy Lamarr 1944

Hedy Lamarr and her new husband Gene Markey, March 1939

Hedy Lamarr and her new husband Gene Markey, March 1939

Hedy Lamarr and her new husband Gene Markey, March 1939

Hedy Lamarr and John Loder

Hedy Lamarr and John Loder

Actress Hedy LaMarr and John Loder in courtroom, confronting men suspected of robbing their house in Los Angeles, Calif., 1946

Hedy Lamarr in Dishonored Lady 1

Hedy Lamarr in Dishonored Lady 1

Cropped screenshot of Hedy Lamarr from the film Dishonored Lady.

Hedy Lamarr in Dishonored Lady 2

Hedy Lamarr in Dishonored Lady 2

Cropped screenshot of Hedy Lamarr from the film Dishonored Lady. Costume by Elois Jensen.

Hedy Lamarr in Dishonored Lady 3

Hedy Lamarr in Dishonored Lady 3

Cropped screenshot of Hedy Lamarr from the film Dishonored Lady.

Hedy Lamarr in Dishonored Lady 4

Hedy Lamarr in Dishonored Lady 4

Cropped screenshot of Hedy Lamarr from the film Dishonored Lady.

Hedy Lamarr in Dishonored Lady 5

Hedy Lamarr in Dishonored Lady 5

Cropped screenshot of Hedy Lamarr from the film Dishonored Lady.

Hedy Lamarr in Dishonored Lady 6

Hedy Lamarr in Dishonored Lady 6

Cropped screenshot of Hedy Lamarr from the film Dishonored Lady.

Hedy Lamarr in Dishonored Lady 7

Hedy Lamarr in Dishonored Lady 7

Cropped screenshot of Hedy Lamarr from the film Dishonored Lady.

Hedy Lamarr In Dishonored Lady 9

Hedy Lamarr In Dishonored Lady 9

Italiano: Hedy Lamarr in una scena del film Disonorata (Dishonored Lady, 1947) di Robert Stevenson

Hedy Lamarr The Strange Woman

Hedy Lamarr The Strange Woman

Studio publicity still of Hedy Lamarr for the film The Strange Woman (1946)

Hedy Lamarr Ziegfeld Girl

Hedy Lamarr Ziegfeld Girl

Studio publicity still of Hedy Lamarr for the film Ziegfeld Girl (1941)

Hedy Lamarr-Nicholas Joy in Dishonored Lady

Hedy Lamarr-Nicholas Joy in Dishonored Lady

Hedy Lamarr & Nicholas Joy in Dishonored Lady - cropped screenshot

Kathleen Lockhart (Q3194080) in The Strange Woman (1946) 2 (cropped)

Kathleen Lockhart (Q3194080) in The Strange Woman (1946) 2 (cropped)

L. to R. : Hedy Lamarr, Louis Hayward, Kathleen Lockhart & Gene Lockhart in The Strange Woman - cropped screenshot

Lana Turner, Hedy Lamarr, and Judy Garland

Lana Turner, Hedy Lamarr, and Judy Garland

Lana Turner, Hedy Lamarr, and Judy Garland in promotional shot for Ziegfeld Girl

The Strange Woman (1946) 1

The Strange Woman (1946) 1

Hedy Lamarr & George Sanders in The Strange Woman - cropped screenshot

The Strange Woman (1946) 2

The Strange Woman (1946) 2

L. to R. : Hedy Lamarr, Louis Hayward, Kathleen Lockhart & Gene Lockhart in The Strange Woman - cropped screenshot

Ziegfeld Girl (1941) Screenland publicity photo

Ziegfeld Girl (1941) Screenland publicity photo

Publicity photo for Ziegfeld Girl from Screenland; Left to right: Lana Turner, Judy Garland, Hedy Lamarr.

Spencer Tracy and Hedy Lamarr in 'I Take This Woman', 1940

Spencer Tracy and Hedy Lamarr in 'I Take This Woman', 1940

Spencer Tracy and Hedy Lamarr in I Take This Woman, 1940

Comrade X lobby card 2

Comrade X lobby card 2

Lobby card from the 1940 film Comrade X.

Comrade X lobby card

Comrade X lobby card

Lobby card for the 1940 film Comrade X with Clark Gable and Hedy Lamarr.

I Take This Woman 1940

I Take This Woman 1940

Lobby card for the 1940 film I Take This Woman.

Come Live With Me lobby card

Come Live With Me lobby card

Lobby card for the 1941 film Come Live With Me lobby card.

Poster - Tortilla Flat 01

Poster - Tortilla Flat 01

Film poster for the film Tortilla Flat (1942).

Eperiment perilous

Eperiment perilous

Italiano: Hedy Lamarr in Experiment Perilous, 1944

George Brent and Hedy Lamarr in Experiment Perilous trailer

George Brent and Hedy Lamarr in Experiment Perilous trailer

Cropped screenshot of George Brent and Hedy Lamarr from the trailer for the film Experiment Perilous

Hedy Lamarr in A Lady Without Passport trailer 2

Hedy Lamarr in A Lady Without Passport trailer 2

Cropped screenshot of Hedy Lamarr from the trailer for the film A Lady Without Passport

Hedy Lamarr in A Lady Without Passport trailer 3

Hedy Lamarr in A Lady Without Passport trailer 3

Cropped screenshot of Hedy Lamarr from the trailer for the film A Lady Without Passport

Hedy Lamarr in Come Live With Me trailer 2

Hedy Lamarr in Come Live With Me trailer 2

Cropped screenshot of Hedy Lamarr from the trailer for the film Come Live with Me

Hedy Lamarr in Her Highness and the Bellboy trailer 2

Hedy Lamarr in Her Highness and the Bellboy trailer 2

Cropped screenshot of Hedy Lamarr from the trailer for the film Her Highness and the Bellboy

Hedy Lamarr in Her Highness and the Bellboy trailer 3

Hedy Lamarr in Her Highness and the Bellboy trailer 3

Cropped screenshot of Hedy Lamarr from the trailer for the film Her Highness and the Bellboy

Hedy Lamarr in Her Highness and the Bellboy trailer

Hedy Lamarr in Her Highness and the Bellboy trailer

Cropped screenshot of Hedy Lamarr from the trailer for the film Her Highness and the Bellboy

Hedy Lamarr in Lady of the Tropics 2

Hedy Lamarr in Lady of the Tropics 2

Cropped screenshot of Hedy Lamarr from the trailer for the film Lady of the Tropics (1939).

Hedy Lamarr in Lady of the Tropics 4

Hedy Lamarr in Lady of the Tropics 4

Italiano: Hedy Lamarr in La signora dei tropici (1939) English: Hedy Lamarr in Lady of the tropics (1939)

Hedy Lamarr in Lady of the Tropics

Hedy Lamarr in Lady of the Tropics

Hedy Lamarr in a screenshot from the film trailer for Lady of the Tropics, 1939

Hedy Lamarr in The Conspirators 2

Hedy Lamarr in The Conspirators 2

Cropped screenshot of Hedy Lamarr from the trailer for the film The Conspirators.

Hedy Lamarr in The Conspirators

Hedy Lamarr in The Conspirators

Cropped screenshot of Hedy Lamarr from the trailer for the film The Conspirators.

Hedy Lamarr in a 1940 MGM publicity still

Hedy Lamarr in a 1940 MGM publicity still

Hedy Lamarr in a 1940 MGM publicity still