Hedy Lamarr ...A combination of Olivia DeHavilland, Vivien Leigh and Elizabeth Taylor...
Hedy Lamarr in The Heavenly Body (1944). Beautiful!
B 10. Hedy Lamar ~ At the beginning of WWII, with composer George Antheil, Lamarr developed spread spectrum and frequency hopping technology to defeat the threat of jamming Allied guided torpedoes by the Axis. Though the US Navy did not adopt the technology until the 1960s, the principles of their work are now incorporated into modern Wi-Fi, CDMA and Bluetooth technology, and this work led to her being inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame in 2001.
13 vintage photos of Old Hollywood icon Hedy Lamarr:
"I don't fear death because I don't fear anything I don't understand. When I start to think about it, I order a massage and it goes away." Hedy Lamarr
Hedy Lamarr in Ziegfeld Girl
Hedy Lamarr, (Hedwig Eva Maria Lamarr), November 9, 1913, Vienna, Austria-January 19, 2000, Casselberry, FL. She invented received a patent for an idea of a radio signaling device, or "Secret Communications System," which was a means of changing radiofrequencies to keep enemies from decoding messages. This was a precursor of Wi-Fi.
Hedy Lamarr~actress and mathematically talented, Lamarr also co-invented — with composer George Antheil — an early technique for spread spectrum communications and frequency hopping, necessary for wireless communication from the pre-computer age to the present day.
Hedy Lamarr. Actress who married the 3rd richest man in Austria, left him for Hollywood, and then developed "frequency-hopping" technology for WWII.