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Hedy Lamarr

1914 - 2000

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Hedy Lamarr (; born Hedwig Eva Maria Kiesler; November 9, 1914 – January 19, 2000) was an Austrian-born Austro-Hungarian-American film actress and inventor. She was a film star during Hollywood's golden age.After a brief early film career in Czechoslovakia, including the controversial Ecstasy (1933), she fled from her first 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hedy Lamarr has received more than 17,457,535 page views. Her biography is available in 74 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 73 in 2019). Hedy Lamarr is the 79th most popular actor (up from 96th in 2019), the 50th most popular biography from Austria (up from 63rd in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Austrian Actor.

Hedy Lamarr was an Austrian-born American actress and inventor. She is most famous for her role in the film "Ecstasy" and for inventing a frequency-hopping system for radio-controlled torpedoes.

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  • 74

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  • 6.96

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  • 4.58

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Among actors, Hedy Lamarr ranks 79 out of 9,996Before her are Michael Caine, Steve McQueen, Will Smith, Johnny Depp, Paul Newman, and Humphrey Bogart. After her are Robert Redford, Toshiro Mifune, Tom Hanks, Samuel L. Jackson, Gregory Peck, and Ava Gardner.

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Among people born in 1914, Hedy Lamarr ranks 5Before her are Louis de Funès, Yuri Andropov, Tove Jansson, and Thor Heyerdahl. After her are Mohammed Zahir Shah, Tenzing Norgay, Marguerite Duras, Jiang Qing, Michael Wittmann, Aribert Heim, and Alec Guinness. Among people deceased in 2000, Hedy Lamarr ranks 2Before her is Hafez al-Assad. After her are Władysław Szpilman, Ingrid of Sweden, Habib Bourguiba, Victor Borge, Alec Guinness, Emil Zátopek, Roger Vadim, Stanley Matthews, Friedensreich Hundertwasser, and Lída Baarová.

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In Austria

Among people born in Austria, Hedy Lamarr ranks 50 out of 1,237Before her are Joseph I, Holy Roman Emperor (1678), Frederick III, Holy Roman Emperor (1415), Lise Meitner (1878), Otto von Habsburg (1912), Klara Hitler (1860), and Alois Hitler (1837). After her are Otto Skorzeny (1908), Kurt Gödel (1906), Wolfgang Pauli (1900), Archduke Franz Karl of Austria (1802), Ludwig Boltzmann (1844), and Ernst Kaltenbrunner (1903).

Among ACTORS In Austria

Among actors born in Austria, Hedy Lamarr ranks 3Before her are Arnold Schwarzenegger (1947) and Romy Schneider (1938). After her are Christoph Waltz (1956), Maximilian Schell (1930), Helmut Berger (1944), Klaus Maria Brandauer (1943), Maria Schell (1926), Katharina Schratt (1853), Oskar Werner (1922), Lotte Lenya (1898), and Senta Berger (1941).

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