" actress Gal Gadot
will star and co-produce the Showtime limited mini-series "Hedy Lamarr
", chronicling Lamarr's film career and WW II -era inventions that led to 'WiFi' and 'Gps':
"...after a brief early film career in Czechoslovakia, including the controversial film 'Ecstasy
"...Lamarr fled from her husband, a wealthy Austrian ammunition manufacturer, and secretly moved to Paris.
"Traveling to London, she met Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
studio head Louis B. Mayer
, who offered her a movie contract in Hollywood, where she became a film star from the late 1930's to the 1950's.
"Among Lamarr's best known films are 'Algiers
' (1938), 'Boom Town
' (1940), 'I Take This Woman' (1940), 'Comrade X' (1940), 'Come Live With Me
' (1941), 'H.M. Pulham, Esq.' (1941) and 'Samson and Delilah
"At the beginning of World War II, she and composer George Antheil
developed a radio guidance system for Allied torpedoes...