Director: Alexandra Dean; USA, 2016, English, 90 min.
“The Most Beautiful Woman in the World” was used to describe 1940’s actress Hedy Lamarr. Known for her matchless beauty and electric screen persona, Lamarr’s legion of fans never knew she possessed such a beautiful mind. An Austrian-Jewish émigré, who acted by day, and drew mechanical and electronic inventions by night, Lamarr came up with a “secret communication system” to help the Allies to beat the Nazis. “The underexposed, amazing story of a Hollywood glamour queen who could have been a scientist” Hollywood Reporter. Awards: Best of Fest Nantucket Film Festival, Audience Award Best Documentary San Francisco Jewish Film Festival and a special screening at Tribeca Film Festival.
Topics: Celebrity, Pop Culture, Science