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Hedy Lamarr (1914–2000)


Hedy Lamarr, 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), from Budapest, and Emil Kiesler, a banker from Lember (now known as Lviv). Her parents were both from Jewish families. Hedwig had a calm childhood, but... See full bio »

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Known For

Samson and Delilah
(1949)
The Strange Woman
The Strange Woman Jenny Hager
(1946)
Come Live with Me
Come Live with Me Johnny Jones
(1941)
Ziegfeld Girl
Ziegfeld Girl Sandra Kolter
(1941)

Filmography

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 1958 The Female Animal
Vanessa Windsor
 1957 The Story of Mankind
Joan of Arc
 1957 Zane Grey Theater (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 Copper Canyon
Lisa Roselle
 1950 A Lady Without Passport
Marianne Lorress
 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:

(11/19/51) Radio: Appeared (as "Delilah") in a broadcast of "Samson and Delilah". See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Biographical Movies | 9 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | 12 Articles | 28 Pictorials | 15 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Official Sites:

Official Site

Alternate Names:

Hedwig Kiesler | Hedy Kiesler

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Personal Quote:

If you use your imagination, you can look at any actress and see her nude, I hope to make you use your imagination See more »

Trivia:

Was considered for the role of Ilsa Lund in Casablanca (1942), but Ingrid Bergman was cast instead. When Julius Epstein, one of the film's several screenwriters, was trying to "pitch" (explain the plot) to producer David O. Selznick, he started a long, drawn-out summary but finally wrapped up with "Oh, what the hell! It's going to be a lot of shit like Algiers (1938)!", which was one of her ... See more »

Trademark:

Natural brunette hair See more »

Nickname:

The Most Beautiful Woman in Films

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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