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Hollywood's Brightest Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

While Hedy Lamarr was infamous for her marriages and affairs, this film rediscovers her not only as an actress, but also as the co-inventor of 1940s wireless technology.

Documentary about Hollywood wild-child Hedy Lamarr. Fleeing to America after escaping her Nazi sympathiser husband, Hedy Lamarr conquered Hollywood. Known as 'the most beautiful woman in the world', she was infamous for her marriages and affairs, from Spencer Tracy to JFK. This film rediscovers her not only as an actress, but as the brilliant mind who co-invented 1940s wireless technology.

1 hour, 27 minutes

Last on

Fri 24 Apr 2020 01:00

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Credits

Role Contributor
Director Alexandra Dean
Narrator Diane Kruger
Executive Producer Susan Sarandon

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Suzy Klein on Hedy Lamarr

Suzy Klein on Hedy Lamarr

Actress, inventor, and the most beautiful woman in the world.