Directed by Alexandra Dean|
USA, 2017, 90 minutes, documentary
Once known as the most beautiful woman in the world, Hedy Lamarr was a study in contradictions. Arriving from Vienna in the 1930s she appeared in a series of films that ranged from her first, a pre-code film in which she famously appeared nude, to romantic thrillers with the likes of Charles Boyer. But behind the gray eyes and arresting face was a woman with as much brain as beauty. While under contract to MGM she patented a secret communications system used during WWII, and counseled Howard Hughes on airplane design, all while raising several children. Sadly, her brilliance was overshadowed by failure as her star status dimmed.
Like someone who was a business tycoon by day and a crime fighter by night, Lamarr may have made a living as one of the world's most beautiful actresses, but her passion was invention. Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times
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