Hedy Lamarr

Taylor Close, Staff Writer

Not just known for being the ‘most beautiful woman in Europe’ for her films, Hedy Lamarr was also extremely intelligent, helping the allied forces in World War II.
Born in Austria, the actress fled to Paris after a controversial role in a German movie upset audiences. Soon after, she caught the eye of Hollywood producers, and moved to America.
There she made various films through the 1930’s-40’s, like “Lady of the Tropics” and “Boom Town.” According to biography.com, she was the first choice for the main female role in Hal Wallis’s movie “Casablanca.”
She also helped to create a radio frequency that would prevent enemies from making decoded messages with composer George Antheil. It was designed to defeat the German Nazis in World War II.
Lamarr was married a total of six times, with two biological children and one adoptive child, all with John Loder, her third husband.
She died at the age of 86 in her home in Orlando, Florida of heart complications, on her daughter’s 55 birthday.

“I think women are concerned too much with their clothes. Men don’t really care that much about women’s clothes. If they like a girl, chances are they’ll like her clothes.” -Hedy Lamarr