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Hedy Lamarr (1914–2000)

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. She was the daughter of Gertrud (Lichtwitz) and Emil Kiesler, who were both from Jewish families. Hedy was a student of theater director Max Reinhardt in Berlin. She began her career in 1930 in Czech and German... See full bio »

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 1958 The Female Animal
Vanessa Windsor
 1957 Zane Grey Theater (TV Series)
Consuela Bowers
- Proud Woman (1957) ... Consuela Bowers
 1957 Slaughter on Tenth Avenue (scenes deleted)
 1957 Shower of Stars (TV Series)
- Cloak and Dagger (1957)
 1954 I cavalieri dell'illusione
Imperatrice Giuseppina / Genoveffa di Brabante / Hedy Windsor
 1951 My Favorite Spy
Lily Dalbray
 1950 Copper Canyon
Lisa Roselle
 1950 A Lady Without Passport
Marianne Lorress
 1945 Her Highness and the Bellboy
Princess Veronica
 1944 Experiment Perilous
Allida Bederaux
 1944 The Conspirators
Irene Von Mohr
 1944 The Heavenly Body
Vicky Whitley
 1942 White Cargo
 1942 Crossroads
Lucienne Talbot
 1942 Tortilla Flat
Dolores Sweets Ramirez
 1941 H.M. Pulham, Esq.
Marvin Myles
 1940 Comrade X
 1940 Boom Town
Karen Vanmeer
 1940 I Take This Woman
Georgi Gragore
 1939 Lady of the Tropics
Manon DeVargnes
 1938 Algiers
 1933 Ecstasy
Eva Hermann (as Hedy Kiesler)
 1932 Man braucht kein Geld
Käthe Brandt (as Hedy Kiesler)
 1931 Die Koffer des Herrn O.F.
Helene - Tochter des Bürgermeisters (as Hedy Kiesler)
 1931 Storm in a Water Glass
Secretary (as Hedy Kiesler)
 1930 Geld auf der Straße
Young Girl at Night Club Table (as Hedwig Kiesler)
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Other Works:

Book: "Ecstasy and Me" co-written by Leo Guild & Cy Rice. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Biographical Movies | 9 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 10 Articles | 28 Pictorials | 14 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Hedwig Kiesler | Hedy Kiesler


5' 7" (1.7 m)

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My problem is, I'm a hell of a nice dame, The most horrible whores are famous. I did what I did for love. The others did it for money. See more »


Was considered for the role of Ilsa Lund in Casablanca (1942), but Ingrid Bergman was cast instead. When Julius Epstein, one of the several screenwriters for Casablanca, was trying to "pitch" (explain the plot) to David Selznick (the producer from whom they wanted to borrow Ingrid Bergman) Epstein started a long, drawn-out summary but finally wrapped up with "Oh, what the hell! It's going to be a... See more »


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The Most Beautiful Woman In Films

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