18 Inventions By Women That Changed The World. Heddy Lamarr's invention of a secret communications system during WW II for radio-controlling torpedoes, employing 'frequency hopping' technology, laid the technological foundations for everything from Wi-Fi to GPS. She also happened to be a world-famous film star.
18 Inventions By Women That Changed The World
Austrian actress and inventor Hedy Lamarr, wearing an Edith Head 'peacock dress' in a promotional photo for the movie 'Samson and Delilah' (1949)
HEDY LAMARR (1914-2000) Algiers (1938), Ziegfeld Girl (1941), Samson and Delilah (1949). Considered by many as the most beautiful actress in the world, she's born Hedwig Eva Kiesler in Vienna (Austria). Her appearance in the Czech production Ecstasy caused an international sensation by appearing nude and simulating orgasm. She was hired by MGM. His greatest success was Samson and Delilah of Cecil B. DeMille, but his career declined from that point. She left the screen in 1957.
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Hedy Lamarr (Samson and Delilah, Copper Canyon, Zane Grey Theater), with her co-inventor George Antheil, designed a torpedo guidance system that was two decades before its time. Their concept lies behind the principal anti-jamming device used today in the U.S. government's Milstar defense communication satellite system. Ms. Lamarr also demonstrated her loyalty to the U.S. by raising seven million dollars in a single evening selling war bonds. You can read about her invention and patriotism here.
Hedy Larmar, she & co-inventorGeorge Antheil designed a torpedo guidance systems that helped with the war.