Hedy Lamarr

1914 - 2000

Hedy Lamarr

Hedy Lamarr (), born Hedwig Eva Maria Kiesler (November 9, 1914 – January 19, 2000), was an Austrian-American actress, inventor, and film producer. She was part of 30 films in an acting career spanning 28 years, and co-invented an early version of frequency-hopping spread spectrum.Lamarr was born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary, and acted in a number of Austrian, German, and Czech films in her brief early film career, including the controversial Ecstasy (1933). In 1937, she fled from her husband, a wealthy Austrian ammunition manufacturer, secretly moving to Paris and then onward to London. There she met Louis B. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hedy Lamarr has received more than 12,385,946 page views. Her biography is available in 71 different languages on Wikipedia making her the 98th most popular actor.

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  • 71

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.20

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.13

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Hedy Lamarr ranks 97 out of 8,832Before her are Tom Cruise, Samuel L. Jackson, Tom Hanks, Charlton Heston, Orson Welles, and Doris Day. After her are Judy Garland, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Gary Cooper, Denzel Washington, Mel Gibson, and Jean Marais.

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Among people born in 1914, Hedy Lamarr ranks 6Before her are Louis de Funès, Yuri Andropov, Thor Heyerdahl, Tove Jansson, and Tenzing Norgay. After her are Michael Wittmann, Marguerite Duras, Romain Gary, Jiang Qing, William S. Burroughs, and Julio Cortázar. Among people deceased in 2000, Hedy Lamarr ranks 3Before her are Hafez al-Assad and Władysław Szpilman. After her are Emil Zátopek, Friedensreich Hundertwasser, Habib Bourguiba, Ingrid of Sweden, Roger Vadim, Victor Borge, René Favaloro, Sirimavo Bandaranaike, and Lída Baarová.

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In Austria

Among people born in Austria, Hedy Lamarr ranks 64 out of 799Before her are Béla IV of Hungary (1206), Maximilian II, Holy Roman Emperor (1527), Klara Hitler (1860), Anton Webern (1883), Robert Musil (1880), and Fritz Lang (1890). After her are Oskar Kokoschka (1886), Kurt Waldheim (1918), Anna Freud (1895), Archduke Franz Karl of Austria (1802), Otto Wagner (1841), and Peter Drucker (1909).

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 Maximilian Schell (1930), Christoph Waltz (1956), Helmut Berger (1944), Klaus Maria Brandauer (1943), Maria Schell (1926), Katharina Schratt (1853), Oskar Werner (1922), Senta Berger (1941), and Lotte Lenya (1898).