Hedy Lamarr (1914–2000)


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Hedy Lamarr, the woman many critics and fans alike regard as the most beautiful ever to appear in films, was born Hedwig Eva Maria Kiesler in Vienna, Austria. She was the daughter of Gertrud (Lichtwitz), from Budapest, and Emil Kiesler, a banker from Lember (now known as Lviv). Her parents were both from Jewish families. Hedwig had a calm ... See full bio »

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Known For

(1949)
The Strange Woman Jenny Hager
(1946)
Her Highness and the Bellboy Princess Veronica
(1945)
Dishonored Lady Madeleine Damien
(1947)

Filmography

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 1958 The Female Animal
Vanessa Windsor
 1957 The Story of Mankind
Joan of Arc
 1957 Zane Grey Theatre (TV Series)
Consuela Bowers
- Proud Woman (1957) ... Consuela Bowers
 1957 Slaughter on 10th 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
 1954 Loves of Three Queens
Hedy Windsor / Elana di Troia / Empress Josephine / ...
 1951 My Favorite Spy
Lily Dalbray
 1950 A Lady Without Passport
Marianne Lorress
 1950 Copper Canyon
Lisa Roselle
 1949 Samson and Delilah
Delilah
 1948 Let's Live a Little
Dr. J.O. Loring
 1947 Dishonored Lady
Madeleine Damien
 1946 The Strange Woman
Jenny Hager
 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
Tondelayo
 1942 Crossroads
Lucienne Talbot
 1942 Tortilla Flat
Dolores Sweets Ramirez
 1941 H.M. Pulham, Esq.
Marvin Myles
 1941 Ziegfeld Girl
Sandra Kolter
 1941 Come Live with Me
Johnny Jones
 1940 Comrade X
Theodore
 1940 Boom Town
Karen Vanmeer
 1940 I Take This Woman
Georgi Gragore
 1939 Lady of the Tropics
Manon DeVargnes
 1938 Algiers
Gaby
 1933 Ecstasy
Eva Hermann (as Hedy Kiesler)
 1931 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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Personal Details

Other Works:

Radio: Appeared (as "Ilsa Lund") in a "Lux Radio Theatre" broadcast of "Casablanca". See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Biographical Movies | 9 Print Biographies | 3 Portrayals | 17 Articles | 28 Pictorials | 18 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Official Sites:

Official Site

Alternate Names:

Hedwig Kiesler | Hedy Kiesler

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)

Spouse:

Lewis J. Boies  (divorced; separated 15 October 1964) | See more »

Children:

James Lamarr Markey | See more »

Parents:

Emil Kiesler | Gertrud Kiesler
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Personal Quote:

[1946] I don't know how to explain this new sense of freedom I have. I'm working harder than ever before, but it's easier, somehow. It's incredibly difficult to play a negative part and make it positive. And that's what I've been doing for seven years. To play a living, speaking, feeling person who does things is so much easier. To play someone who just stands around is hard. See more »

Trivia:

May be the only screen actor to be in the National Inventors Hall of Fame. She was inducted in 2014 along with former Hollywood composer George Antheil. At the start of World War II, the two invented a frequency hopping technique that could be used by the Allies to prevent jamming of torpedo guidance systems. Unfortunately at that time the Allies' torpedoes, and the Axis' for that matter, had no ... See more »

Trademark:

Fair skin and blue eyes See more »

Nickname:

Hollywood's Loveliest Legendary Lady See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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