Hedy's credited invention was for a radio guiding system
for torpedoes which was used in WWII. She supposedly
gained the knowledge from her first husband, Fritz Mandl,
A Viennese munitions dealer who sided with the Nazis.
Hedy drugged her maid to escape her husband and homeland.
Anthony (b. 1947), Denise (b. 1945), and James (b. 1939)
Brooks for mocking her name in his film Blazing Saddles
(1974) (they settled out of court)
company Corel Corporation for using her photo on the
cover of software product CorelDRAW. [April 1998]
under her married name Hedy Kiesler Markey, was awarded
patent #2,292,387, along with co-inventor George Antheil,
for a "Secret Communication System". This
seminal invention was the first instance of spread-spectrum
communications based on frequency-hopping techniques.
[11 August 1942]
After a screen
test, it was Louis B. Mayer who changed her last name
to Lamarr in honor of silent film star Barbara La Marr.
for shoplifting in January 1966. Found not guilty.
for shoplifting in 1991. One year probation.
She had 2
children and 1 adopted son with John Loder.
One of the
few stars that costume designer Edith Head admitted
she didn't like working with. The others were Claudette
Colbert and Paulette Goddard.
some of the data encryption technology that makes mobile
33-22-34 (1933 in "Ecstasy"), 33B-23-35 (1940's
starlet), 34B-26-37 (later career), (Source: Celebrity
banned in Germany because Hedy was Jewish and Hitler
was chancellor at the time.
was the most requested in the 1940s by women to their
"I must quit marrying men who feel inferior to
me. Somewhere there must be a man who could be my husband
and not feel inferior. I need a superior inferior man."
is, I'm a hell of a nice dame, The most horrible whores
are famous. I did what I did for love. The others did
it for money.
If you use
your imagination, you can look at any actress and see
her nude, I hope to make you use your imagination
girl can be glamorous. All you have to do is stand still
and look stupid."
Hedy Lamarr - Filmography
Below is a complete filmography
(list of movies she's appeared in)
Espectador que o Cinema Esqueceu, O (1991) .... (archive
Instant Karma (1990) .... Movie Goddess
The (1958) .... Vanessa Windsor
Story of Mankind, The (1957) .... Joan of Arc
Amante di Paride, L' (1954) .... Hedy Windsor/Helen
of Troy/Empress Josephine/Geneviève de Brabant
... aka Face That Launched a Thousand Ships, The (1954)
... aka Loves of Three Queens (1954) (USA)
Eterna femmina, L' (1954)
My Favorite Spy (1951) .... Lily Dalbray
Copper Canyon (1950) .... Lisa Roselle
Lady Without Passport, A (1950) .... Marianne Lorress
Delilah (1949) .... Delilah
Let's Live a Little (1948) .... Dr. J.O. Loring
Dishonored Lady (1947) .... Madeleine Damien
Strange Woman, The (1946) .... Jenny Hager
Her Highness and the Bellboy (1945) .... Princess Veronica
Experiment Perilous (1944) .... Alida Bederaux
Conspirators, The (1944) .... Irene Von Mohr
Heavenly Body, The (1943) .... Vicky Whitley
White Cargo (1942) .... Tondelayo
Crossroads (1942) .... Lucienne Talbot
Tortilla Flat (1942) .... Dolores 'Sweets' Ramirez
H.M. Pulham, Esq. (1941) .... Marvin Myles Ransome
Ziegfeld Girl (1941) .... Mrs. Sondra Kolter
Come Live with Me (1941) .... Johnny Jones
Comrade X (1940) .... Golubka, aka Theodore and Lizvanetchka
Boom Town (1940) .... Karen Vanmeer
I Take This Woman (1940) .... Georgi Gragore
Lady of the
Tropics (1939) .... Manon deVargnes Carey, aka Kira
Algiers (1938) .... Gaby
Extase (1933) (as Hedy Kiesler) .... Eva
... aka Ecstasy (1940) (USA)
... aka Symphonie der Liebe (1933)
... aka Symphony of Love (1933)
Extase (1932) (as Hedy Kiesler) .... Eve
... aka My Ecstasy (1950) (USA: reissue title)
... aka Rhapsody of Love (1949) (USA: reissue title)
Blumenfrau von Lindenau, Die (1931) .... Secretary
... aka Flower Woman of Lindenau, The (1931)
... aka Storm in a Water Glass (1932) (USA)
... aka Sturm im Wasserglas (1931)
Man braucht kein Geld (1931) (as Hedy Kiesler) ....
... aka His Majesty King Ballyhoo (1931) (informal English
... aka No Money Is Needed (1932) (USA: informal English
... aka Onkel aus Amerika, Der (1931) (Germany)
... aka We Need No Money (1931) (UK: literal English
Koffer des Herrn O.F., Die (1931) (as Hedy Kiesler)
.... Helene, the Mayor's Daughter
... aka Build and Marry (1931)
... aka Thirteen Trunks of Mr. O.F., The (1931)
... aka Trunks of Mr. O.F., The (1931)
Geld auf der Straße (1930) (as Hedwig Kiesler)
.... Young Girl at Night Club Table
... aka Money On the Street (1930)
Hedy Lamarr - Notable TV Guest
"Zane Grey Theater" (1956) playing
"Consuela Bowers" in episode: "Proud
Woman" (episode # 2.4) 25 October 1957
"Shower of Stars" (1954) in episode: "Cloak
and Dagger" (episode # 3.6) 14 March 1957
"Toast of the Town" (1948) playing "Herself"
17 September 1950