What do the most ravishingly beautiful actress of the 1930's and 40's and the inventor whose concepts were the basis of cell phone and bluetooth technology have in common? They are both Hedy Lamarr, the glamour icon whose ravishing visage was the inspiration for 'Snow White' and 'Catwoman' and a technological trailblazer who perfected a radio system to throw Nazi torpedoes off course during WWII. Weaving interviews and clips with never-before-heard audio tapes of Hedy speaking on the record about her incredible life - from her beginnings as an Austrian-Jewish emigre to her scandalous nude scene in the 1933 film 'Ecstasy' to her glittering Hollywood life to her ground-breaking, but completely uncredited inventions - 'Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story' brings to light the story of an unusual and accomplished woman, spurned as too beautiful to be smart, but a role model to this day.
- Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story review by IG
Beyond the name, we knew very little of Hedy Lamarr, to say her life was far from dull would be an understatement, well worth a watch.
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Recommended, very interesting
- Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story review by MB
I knew nothing about Hedy; in fact, I can't even recall why this ended up on my list. However, I am glad that I have seen this and would highly recommend this, especially to women (which I am) to remind ourselves that we are quite fortunate compared to women a few generations ago, even if our world remains imperfect. Hedy lived in a time when women couldn't be beautiful and smart. She was forced to hide her genius, which she was. A very complex person that made her just more alluring. I found it interesting and learnt a lot. So, go on, chuck this on your list as a wildcard.