Hedy Lamarr: Her Six Husbands in Pictures, Death Cause and Most Famous Quotes

Hedy Lamarr: Her Six Husbands in Pictures, Death Cause and Most Famous Quotes

Hedy Lamarr, Hollywood sex symbol and most beautiful woman in the world, is brain behind spread-spectrum radio technology – the precursor of modern wireless communications. Hedy Lamarr is best – known as a gorgeous and seductive screen siren of the 1930s and ’40s with leading role in a Czech movie called “Ecstasy” in 1933’s. Lamarr’s greatest long-term contribution to society was equally as an actress and an inventor.

Born in Vienna in 1914, Hedy Lamarr went to the famous acting school in Berlin during her late teens. The talented actress got married to the first of six husbands Friedrich Mandl who was specialized in shells and grenades and also manufactured military aircraft. The beautiful actress learnt a lot from the first husband as later she and her co-inventer George Antheil made the torpedo guidance system from being jammed by using frequency hopping two decades before its time.

Hedy Lamarr first married to her first husband, Fritz Mandal (also known as Friedrich Mandl) and became educated technically in army manufacturer. The couple broke up in 1937 as Lamarr finally escaped to London by drugging him

Hedy Lamarr husbands: Lamarr later tied knots to screenwriter and producer Gene Markey, actor John Loder, nightclub owner Ernest “Ted” Stauffer, Texas oilman W. Howard Lee and her divorce lawyer Lewis J. Boies


Lamarr married Gene Markey in 1939 after four weeks dating and the pair divorce two years later. Lamarr insisted they had only spent four evenings together in their marriage.


Hedy Lamarr and husband British actor John Loder: She famously quoted, “I must quit marrying men who feel inferior to me. Somewhere there must be a man who could be my husband and not feel inferior. I need a superior inferior man”


Hedy Lamarr died in Casselberry, Florida on January 19, 2000 at age 86. She suffered from a natural death cause


In the post-stardom days, Hedy Lamarr iconic beauty underwent too many plastic surgery operations and became semi-reclusive. Previously, she said about the appearance, “Any girl can be glamorous. All you have to do is stand still and look stupid”



Hedy Lamarr


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