Hedy Lamarr Overview:

Legendary actress, Hedy Lamarr, was born Hedwig Eva Maria Kiesler on Nov 9, 1913 in Vienna, Austria-Hungary [now Austria]. Lamarr died at the age of 86 on Jan 19, 2000 in Orlando, FL and was cremated and her ashes scattered in Wienerwald Forest near Vienna Austria.

MINI BIO:

Perhaps the most beautiful actress ever to appear on screen. A kittenish pretty face surrounded by raven black hair, and a sublime figure. Hedy was physical perfection and quite enough to take one's breath away - which she did when sensationally appearing nude in the Czech film Extase. She married a millionaire and was out of show business for five years before Louis B. Mayer signed her up for MGM but never really allowed her to let loose the sensuality that played about the lips and could have made her a screen immortal. Ultimately married and divorced six times, including (third) John Loder from 1943 to 1947. Born in Austria. Suffered from poor sight in later years. Co-invented a radar device during World War II. Died from natural causes.

(Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Film Stars).

HONORS and AWARDS:

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She was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures. Lamarr was never nominated for an Academy Award.

BlogHub Articles:

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Film on Inspiring Feminist

By Judy on May 6, 2020 From Cary Grant Won't Eat You

Bombshell: The Story (2017) is that rare documentary that is somehow uplifting–even when its tale is not. The fact that Bombshell is a story of triumph amidst adversity makes it a perfect film for our time. I knew the bare outlines of Lamarr’s story: the scandalous film that ... Read full article


Film on Inspiring Feminist

By Judy on May 6, 2020 From Cary Grant Won't Eat You

Bombshell: The Story (2017) is that rare documentary that is somehow uplifting–even when its tale is not. The fact that Bombshell is a story of triumph amidst adversity makes it a perfect film for our time. I knew the bare outlines of Lamarr’s story: the scandalous film that ... Read full article


Discovering : Ecstasy (1933)

By Virginie Pronovost on Nov 10, 2018 From The Wonderful World of Cinema

Yesterday, one of the women who was considered one of the most beautiful figures of the silver screen would have been 104 years old. She’s not with us anymore, but that’s not a valid excuse not to celebrate her. I’m talking about ! It’s my blogging friend Samantha ... Read full article


Bombshell: The Story – Exclusive Interview with Director Alexandra Dean

By minooallen on Jun 14, 2018 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

Bombshell: The Story Exclusive Interview with Director Alexandra Dean Bombshell: The Story When it comes to women, whether in real life or as depicted in art, there always seems to be a tendency to place them in some sort of dichotomy. They?re either a whore or a Madonna, a b... Read full article


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Hedy Lamarr Quotes:

Gaby: It's late. I must go.
Pepe le Moko: Suppose you don't come tomorrow?
Gaby: Suppose I don't? Can't you ever get away from the Casbah?
Pepe le Moko: Why do you ask?
Gaby: Can't you?
Pepe le Moko: No. I'm caught here, like a bear in a hole. Dogs barking, hunters all around, no way out of it. Do you like that? Maybe it's lucky for you.
Gaby: I don't like it. And it's not lucky.
Pepe le Moko: You're right. If you don't come back, I might do anything. I might go down to your hotel to get you.
Gaby: Tomorrow, Pepe.
Pepe le Moko: Tomorrow?
Gaby: I never break a promise.


Princess Veronica: I'm sure he means every other word he says!


Madeleine Damien: The whole truth about the human soul is a complicated proposition.


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Sued Mel Brooks for mocking her name in his film Blazing Saddles (1974) (they settled out of court)

Children: Antony Loder (b. 01 March 1947), Denise Loder (b. 29 May 1945), James (b. 06 March 1939 - father John Loder; adopted 16 October 1939 as James Markey Lamarr).

Arrested for shoplifting in 1991. One year probation.

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