Hedy Lamarr // Beauty + Intelligence + Music + Military application

The world’s most beautiful female scientist

30s Film Diva Hedy Lamarr was an Austrian-American actress, devised an early technique for spread spectrum communications and frequency hopping,  for wireless communication from the pre-computer technology. Wow !! Beauty + Intelligence + Music + Military application  .  It’s a fact that may be nearly as overlooked as the inventor’s wartime creation: landmark technology that was a precursor to Bluetooth.
She was also inventor of more than the 1st theatrical-film orgasm , “Ecstasy” 1933 is considered the first theatrically released movie to feature an actress simulating an orgasm on screen.

“Any girl can be glamorous,” Hedy Lamarr once said. “All she has to do is stand still and look stupid.” The film star belied her own apothegm by hiding a brilliant, inventive mind beneath her photogenic exterior. In 1942, at the height of her Hollywood career, she patented a frequency-switching system for torpedo guidance that was two decades ahead of its time.

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In her ex-husband’s Salzburg villa, the immigrant had seen plans for remote controlled torpedoes, which were never built because the radio controls proved to be too unreliable. After the outbreak of the Second World War, she worked on practical ideas to effectively fight the Hitler regime. At a party in Hollywood, Lamarr met George Antheil, an avant-garde composer who also wrote film scores. While playing the piano with the composer, the actress suddenly has an important idea for her torpedo control system. Frequency Hopping , It was the idea of music notes which stimulated always changing frequency and yet connected and impossible to trace the frequency and the torpedo by the enemy , this concept its self was so brilliant that , this technology is not only the foundation for the U.S. military’s satellite defense system, but also used widely in the private sector, particularly for cordless and mobile telephones.

“Hope and curiosity about the future seemed better than guarantees. That’s the way I was. The unknown was always so attractive to me… and still is.”

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Now The Hedy Lamarr Foundation plans to deliver educational and inspirational information that promotes self-discovery and social accountability.

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