Hedy Lamarr Was born on November 9, 1914, in Austria and died on 19 January 2000. Hedy Lamarr was an Austrian born American film actress and inventor. Hedy Lamarr was a symbol for both beauty and intellect, Apart from her career as an actress she also develops a radio guidance system for American torpedoes during world war II.
The principle in her work is incorporated in Bluetooth and WiFi technology. Because of this she was inducted into the National Investors of Hall of fame in 2014 and hold legacy as a not only actress but also as an Impactful inventor known for her creativity and invention.
Lamarr was born in Austria-Hungary.in late 1920 Lamarr was discovered as an actress and brought to the Berlin by producer Max Reinhardt. In 1933 at the age of 18, she starts work in Ecstasy movie. She works in more than 40 movies.
Her first marriage was on August 10, 1933, when she was at age of 18 she married to Mandl third richest person of the Austria.she was 18 years old and he was 33. In her autobiography Ecstasy and me she writes about her first marriage.
“I knew very soon that I could never be an actress while I was his life he was the absolute monarch in his marriage I was like the doll I was like thing some object of art which had to be guarded and imprisoned having no mind no life of its own”
Hedy Lamarr Was married and divorced six times she was unmarried for last 35 years of her life.she arrived at Paris in 1937 she met Louis B.Mayer.Mayer Changed her named Hedy Lamarr. Mayer Brought her to Hollywood in 1938 and start to promote her as a world’s most beautiful woman. She made her debut in Algiers movie.
Apart from her screen image in her personal life, she spent her most of time in feeling lonely and homesick. Writer Howard Sharpe says about Lamarr life “Hedy has the most incredible personal sophistication. She knows the peculiarly European art of the being womanly she knows what men want in a beautiful woman what attracts them and she forces herself to be these things she has magnetism with warmth something that neither Dietrich nor Garbo has managed to achieve.”
Lamarr Spent her time in various invention and hobbies. During the world war, II Lamarr learned that radio-controlled torpedoes could easily be jammed she invent frequency hopping signal that can not be tracked or jammed.her invention was granted a patent on 11 August 1942. In 1962 an updated version of their design appeared on Navy Ships. Lamarr and Antheil’s work with spread spectrum technology contributed to the development of Bluetooth and WiFi.In 1977 she received the Electronic Frontier Foundation pioneer award.