Hedy Lamarr, the genius immigrant remembered mostly for her physical beauty
Hedy Lamarr was an Austrian-American actress, inventor, and film producer who, until recently, was mostly remembered for her gorgeous Hollywood glamour.
Hedy’s inventions are what inspired me to create my solo art exhibit about trailblazing women, Pardon Me While I Blaze Some Trails.
Several years ago when I first read about the Hollywood movie star, Hedy Lamarr’s frequency-hopping invention that led to the technology we now use for Wi-Fi and BlueTooth, I started asking people around me if they knew about this. Most of the older men I asked immediately commented on how beautiful Hedy Lamarr was. True, she was. Don’t get me wrong, beauty is a beautiful thing. I’m a fan of beauty! I appreciate the beauty in nature, animals, emotions, and even humans, but I was asking about something else.
I was asking, did they know about this other thing?
I’m happy that a documentary was made about Hedy’s life, Bombshell, directed by Alexandra Dean (find it on Netflix!)
Now more people will know about Hedy’s beautiful brain, as well as her beautiful face.
“I can excuse everything but boredom. Boring people don’t have to stay that way.” — Hedy Lamarr