Hedy Lamarr

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Hedy Lamarr

Hedwig Eva Maria Kiesler

The Austrian and American actress.

November 9, 1913, Vienna, Austria-Hungary – January 19, 2000, Altamonte Springs, Orlando, Florida, United States.

She was born in the Austrian capital with the name Hedwig Eva Maria Kiesler, I went to theater school and soon started acting in movies. She made her debut in the German film “Geld auf der Stra & # 223; e” (woman in a nightclub, 1930).

The wave of international fame brought her Czechoslovakian film “Ecstasy” (Eve, 1933). The first ever full-length feature movie ten-minute scene nude bathing in a forest lake is quite innocent by today’s standards, but in 1933 it caused a storm of emotions. The film was banned in several countries and released in rent in a few years with the censorship bills. That same year, the parents give a daughter in marriage to gun manufacturers, Austrian millionaire Fritz Mandla.

After four years of failed marriage Frau Mandl performs classical escape from the castle, slipped sleeping pills maid. On the boat “Normandy”it is sent from London to New York. The actress will not have to pester in Hollywood film debut in 1933 was too loud to be forgotten filmmakers. However, in order not to cause similar associations from the puritan US public, it is advised to take a pseudonym. Hedwig Kiesler gets Hedy Lamarr. Right on the”Normandy” she signed a lucrative contract with the very founder of the MGM Louis Meyer. A new round of dizzying career unfolds. A total of Hedy Lamarr earned filming 30 million. Dollars.

During his career in Hollywood, the actress starred in such popular films as “Algeria”(Gaby, 1938),”Lady in the tropics”(Manon de Verneuil, 1939), an adaptation of Dzh.Steynbeka”Plain Tortilla”(Dolores Ramirez, 1942, dir. Victor Fleming),”dangerous experiment”(Alida Bedaux, 1944) and the epic tape Cecil DeMille”Samson and Delilah”(Delilah, 1949). The last on-screen appearance in the film”The Female Animal” (Vanessa Windsor, 1958). Hedi was married six times, had three children.

In addition to the movie, Hedy Lamarr was engaged in science. In 1942 she patented a system to manage at a distance of torpedoes. The value of technology “frequency hopping” It was evaluated only over the years. Birthday actress November 9 – Day of the inventor named in the US. Without the invention Lamarr is not flown to the military satellites and would not work cell phones standard GSM.

In the last years of his life on it almost no one thought it was poor, nursed with their grandchildren and unsuccessfully engaged in litigation related to the slander and the unauthorized use of its name.

In 1967, a memoir released “Ecstasy and I”.

The ashes of the actress was under the will dispelled in her homeland, Austria.

The latest update: 25.07.14

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