Google celebrates 101 birthday of Hedy Lamarr

Google is celebrating 101st birth anniversary of US and Australian film Actress Hedy Lamarr by posting the doodle on its homepage.

 

Born in 1914 as Hedwig Eva Maria Kiesler in Vienna to a successful bank director, Lamarr was discovered as an actress and brought to Berlin by producer Max Reinhardt in 1920s. Soon after her training in theater, she went back to Vienna and began working as a script girl initially, and later as an actress.

 

She featured in Gustav Machaty’s film Ecstasy in early 1933. The same year, Lamarr got married with wealthy Austrian military arms merchant Friedrich Mandl. Soon the couple parted ways and Hedy moved to Paris where she met Louis B. Mayer, who was looking for talent in Europe.

 

Mayor introduced Lamarr to Hollywood in 1938 and described her as the ‘world’s most beautiful woman’. She received positive reviews for her debut film Algiers (1938). She featured opposite the then era’s most popular leading actors. Her popular films include I Take This Woman (1940), Come Live With Me (1941) H M Pulham, Esq. (1941) with and Samson and Delilah (1949).

 

On 19 January, 2000, Lamarr died at the age of 85 in Casselberry, Florida.

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