Monday, January 23, 2006

Hedy Lamarr Mother of Cellphone (what??)

“Any girl can be glamorous.
All you have to do is stand still and look stupid.”

— Hedy Lamarr

The woman many critics and fans alike regard as the most beautiful ever to appear in films was born Hedwig Eva Kiesler in Vienna, Austria, and was a student of theater director Max Reinhardt in Berlin.... The studio changed her name to the more elegant "Hedy Lamarr" and put her in a series of exotic adventure epics such as Algiers (1938) and White Cargo (1942).... DeMille's spectacular Samson and Delilah (1949)
(mini bio


  • Her profile was the most requested in the 1940s by women to their plastic surgeons.

  • Hedy drugged her maid to escape her husband and homeland.
  • Was co-inventor the telecommunications method known as "frequency hopping", which used a piano roll to change between 88 frequencies and was intended to make radio-guided torpedoes harder for enemies to detect or to jam under the name "Secret Communications System"
  • Frequency hopping; created by Lamarr and George Antheil, is now widely used in cellular phones and other modern technology (read full story HERE)
  • Arrested for shoplifting in January 1966. Found not guilty.

  • Arrested for shoplifting in 1991. One year probation.
  • Only one acting award she had won was "Sour Apple Award" Least Cooperative Actress. (oops)

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