Hedy Lamarr

Actress / Inventor / Screenwriter / Film Actress / Film Producer / Musician / Model (person) | * 11/09/1914 († 85, 01/19/2000) | Vienna, Austria
Hedy Lamarr, born Hedwig Eva Maria Kiesler (November 9, 1914 – January 19, 2000), was an Austrian-American actress, inventor, and film producer. She was part of 30 films in an acting career spanning 28 years, and co-invented an early version of frequency-hopping spread spectrum. Lamarr was born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary, and acted in a number of Austrian, German, and Czech films, including the controversial Ecstasy (1933). After this brief early film career, she fled from her husband, a wealthy Austrian ammunition manufacturer, and secretly moved to Paris in 1937 and then onward to London. There she met Louis B. Mayer, head of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) studio, who offered her a movie contract in Hollywood, where he began promoting her as the "world's most beautiful woman". She became a star with her performance in Algiers (1938), her first film made in the United States. She starred opposite Clark Gable in Boom Town and Comrade X (both 1940), and Jimmy Stewart in ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Romance / Love | Documentaries

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Awards & Nominations for Hedy Lamarr

Eff Pioneer Award National Inventors Hall of Fame

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Movies with Hedy Lamarr as Actress(47)

as Herself (archive footage)2018 Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story
as Herself (archive footage)2009 Cinema's Exiles: From Hitler to Hollywood
as (archive footage)1994 That's Entertainment! III
as Herself (archive footage)1983 Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage
as (archive footage)1976 That's Entertainment, Part II
as (archive footage)1975 Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?
as Vanessa Windsor1958 The Female Animal
as Joan of Arc1957 The Story of Mankind
as Imperatrice Giuseppina / Genoveffa di Brabante / Hedy Windsor1954 The Fate of Two Queens
as Lily Dalbray1951 My Favorite Spy
as Marianne Lorress1950 A Lady Without Passport
as Lisa Roselle1950 Copper Canyon
as Delilah1949 Samson and Delilah
as Dr. J.O. "Jo" Loring1948 Let's Live a Little
as Madeleine Damien1947 Dishonored Lady
as Jenny Hager1946 The Strange Woman
as Princess Veronica1945 Her Highness and the Bellboy
as Allida Bederaux1944 Experiment Perilous
as Irene Von Mohr1944 The Conspirators
as Vicky Whitley1944 The Heavenly Body
as herself1943 Show-Business at War
as Lucienne Talbot1942 Crossroads
as Tondelayo1942 White Cargo
as Dolores Ramirez1942 Tortilla Flat
as Sandra Kolter1941 Ziegfeld Girl
as Johnny Jones1941 Come Live with Me
as Marvin Myles Ransome1941 H.M. Pulham, Esq.
as Karen Vanmeer1940 Boom Town
as herself1940 The Miracle of Sound
as Georgi Gragore1940 I Take This Woman
as Golubka / Theodore Yahupitz / Lizvanetchka 'Lizzie'1940 Comrade X
as Manon deVargnes Carey, aka Kira Kim1939 Lady of the Tropics
as Gaby1938 Algiers
as Eva Hermann1933 Ecstasy
as Helene, seine Tochter1931 Die Koffer des Herrn O.F.
as Käthe Brandt1931 Man braucht kein Geld
as Young Girl at Night Club Table1930 Money on the Street

TV Shows/Series with Hedy Lamarr as Actress(3)

Movies with Hedy Lamarr as Crew(3)

Production/Producer1954 Loves of Three Queens
Production/Co-Producer1947 Dishonored Lady
Production/Executive Producer1946 The Strange Woman

Additional Information

Official websites:
Full Name: Hedy Hedwig Lamarr
Born: Monday, 11/09 1914 (November) in Vienna
Died: Wednesday, 01/19 2000 (January) in Casselberry (aged: 85)
Zodiac sign: Scorpio (Chinese zodiac sign: Tiger)
Languages: German (DE), English (EN)
Named after: Barbara La Marr
Spouses (current/former): Friedrich Mandl, Gene Markey, John Loder, Teddy Stauffer
Children: James Loder, Anthony Loder
Other names for Hedy Lamarr (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Hedy Kiesler"
"Hedwig Eva Maria Kiesler"
Hedy Lamarr frequently works together with these people:
Clark Gable (11x, Actor)
James Stewart (10x, Actor)
Spencer Tracy (10x, Actor)
Mickey Rooney (9x, Actor)
Judy Garland (9x, Actress)
Myrna Loy (7x, Actress)
William Powell (7x, Actor)
Joan Crawford (7x, Actress)
Lana Turner (7x, Actress)
Adrian (7x, Crew)
Jeanette MacDonald (7x, Actress)
Claudette Colbert (3x, Actress)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:58255, Added: 05/17/2018, Last updated: 07/25/2020