Hottest Pictures Of Hedy Lamarr. Hedy Lamarr was an American actress, best known for her roles in Tortilla Flat, Lady of the Tropics, Boom Town, and Samson and Delilah. Lamarr was also a scientist and worked on spectrum communications.
Hedy was born on November 9, 1914, in Vienna, Austria. She was noted by an Austrian director and was given a role in the film Ecstasy. She fled her husband, Fritz Mandi, a wealthy Austrian merchant who sold weapons to the Nazis and went to the States.
There, she signed a contract with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studio under the alias Hedy Lamarr. After that, she released her first movie, Algiers, which became a successful hit. Lamarr was known to be incredibly gorgeous and exotic. She also made several films during the 1930s.
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Some of her notable appearances were in Lady of the Tropics, Boom Town, Tortilla Flat, and Delilah. Lamarr and her friend George Antheil received the patent for a Secret Communications System that was initially made to defeat the German Nazis by not letting them decode secret messages. In 1997, they were honored with the Electronic Frontier Foundation Pioneer Award.
That same year, Lamarr became the first female to receive the BULBIE™ Gnass Spirit of Achievement Award. During her later career, she appeared in The Female Animal and published a book called Ecstasy and Me. Lamarr had been arrested twice for shoplifting but was never convicted of the felony.
Hedy had been married six times. She adopted a boy named James in 1939 while being married to her second husband – Gene Markey. Hedy gave birth to Denise in 1945 and Anthony in 1947, when she was married to her third husband – John Loder – who also adopted James. She became a naturalized US citizen in 1953. During her later years, she lived a reclusive life in Casselberry. She died on January 19, 2000, at the age of 85.
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