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 American film actress and inventor. She has been described as one of the great movie actresses of all time.After a brief early film career in Czechoslovakia, including the controversial Ecstasy (1933), she fled from her 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 15,313,391 page views. Her biography is available in 73 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 71 in 2019). Hedy Lamarr is the 96th most popular actor (down from 95th in 2019), the 63rd most popular biography from Austria (up from 64th 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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Among actors, Hedy Lamarr ranks 96 out of 10,030Before her are Charlton Heston, Gloria Stuart, Humphrey Bogart, Donald Sutherland, Johnny Depp, and Rowan Atkinson. After her are Tom Cruise, Orson Welles, Denzel Washington, Samuel L. Jackson, Cary Grant, and Richard Gere.

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Among people born in 1914, Hedy Lamarr ranks 5Before her are Yuri Andropov, Louis de Funès, Thor Heyerdahl, and Tove Jansson. After her are Marguerite Duras, Tenzing Norgay, Romain Gary, Michael Wittmann, Jiang Qing, Julio Cortázar, and William S. Burroughs. Among people deceased in 2000, Hedy Lamarr ranks 2Before her is Hafez al-Assad. After her are Władysław Szpilman, Ingrid of Sweden, Emil Zátopek, Habib Bourguiba, Roger Vadim, Friedensreich Hundertwasser, Alec Guinness, Lída Baarová, Carl Barks, and Sirimavo Bandaranaike.

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In Austria

Among people born in Austria, Hedy Lamarr ranks 63 out of 1,075Before her are Ernst Kaltenbrunner (1903), Otto von Habsburg (1912), Martin Buber (1878), Anton Webern (1883), Christian Doppler (1803), and Alois Hitler (1837). After her are Robert Musil (1880), Maximilian II, Holy Roman Emperor (1527), Alban Berg (1885), Billy Wilder (1906), Kurt Waldheim (1918), and Maria Carolina of Austria (1752).

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), Maria Schell (1926), Klaus Maria Brandauer (1943), Oskar Werner (1922), Katharina Schratt (1853), Lotte Lenya (1898), and Senta Berger (1941).

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