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This “Bombshell” Actress Also Invented a Tool to Help Defeat the Nazis

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There’s a new movie coming out about “the most beautiful woman in the world.” Hedy Lamarr was dubbed the fairest during her lifetime, and was often referred to as a siren and starlet–and yet, her inventions and contributions to science were ignored. Even now, despite the fact that she helped invent wireless internet (yep! she did that!), she is still mostly known as an actress.

In fact Lamarr, an Austrian Jewish inventor and actress, created  a “secret communication system” to help the Allies to beat the Nazis, and yet received no credit when she gave her patent to the Navy. Her incredible life is now getting the attention it deserves in the film, Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story, directed by debut director Alexandra Dean, and produced by Susan Sarandon and Michael Kantor.

What makes the film so compelling to see is the fact that they use never-before-heard audio tapes of Hedy speaking. It comes out on November 24, 2017.

Watch the trailer below:

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