Hedy Lamarr

Aus­tri­an-born movie star, diva, elec­tri­cal engi­neer and inventor


Born Hed­wig Eva Maria Kiesler in Vien­na, Aus­tria (1913–2000)

Accord­ing to MGM stu­dios: “The most beau­ti­ful woman in the world!”

Invent­ed a method spread-spec­trum (fre­quen­cy-hop­ping) secret com­mu­ni­ca­tion

Illus­trat­ed intro and short bio
less tech­ni­cal bio



Longer books: [amazonify]0736896414::text::::Hedy Lamarr and a Secret Com­mu­ni­ca­tion Sys­tem[/amazonify] (Inven­tions and Dis­cov­ery series) by Tri­na Rob­bins and [amazonify]1419621297::text::::Spread Spec­trum: Hedy Lamarr and the mobile phone[/amazonify]

In her last years she became a phys­i­cal recluse, but spoke to peo­ple on the tele­phone for six or sev­en hours a day.








First published on February 20th, 2009 at 1:32 pm (EST) and last modified on February 20th, 2009 at 2:25 pm (EST).

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