The Double Life of Hedy Lamarr

Queen of the Screen and Badass (Underappreciated) Inventor

Majestic goddess ❤ I Source

Baby Hedy

Hedy as a cute young child I Source

Early Adventures

Hedy attended many dinners with her husband where her job was just to sit pretty. I Source
Hedy Lamarr (Left) with Louis B. Mayer and Rita Hayworth I Source
Her role as Tondelayo in White Cargo was literally just to entertain soldiers. Ugh. I Source

“Improving things comes naturally to me.” -Lamarr

Howard Hughes and Hedy Lamarr in the lab looking at something *mysterious*. I Source
Lamarr at her mini inventing table, probably saving the world or some other Hedy thing. I Source

Things get serious

Their patent filed in 1941 looking pretty sharp. I Source

“Give the world the best you have and you’ll be kicked in the teeth. Give the world the best you’ve got anyway.” — Hedy Lamarr

May you never be forgotten I Source

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Passionate about the future of food and the environment. Likes animals too :)

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Klara Zietlow

Passionate about the future of food and the environment. Likes animals too :)