Any girl can be glamorous, all you have to do is stand still & look stupid,” she once said.
Hedy Lamarr demolished the stereotype that Hollywood actresses are just their looks.
She was an actress during MGM’s “Golden Age” & starred in films like Lady of the Tropics, Boom Town & Samson & Delilah but she earned recognition in an entirely different field.
She received a patent for an idea of a radio signaling device to change radio frequencies to keep enemies from decoding messages – this became an important step in the development of technology to maintain security of military communications & cell phones.
She was honored the Electronic Frontier Foundation Pioneer Award & became the 1st female to receive the ULBIE™ Gnass Spirit of Achievement Award, which is considered the Oscars of inventing.
How many Hollywood leading ladies can say they invented a “Secret Communications System”?
Fyi, her invention became a precursor to the secure wi-fi, GPS & Bluetooth so many of us use today!
Thank you Hedy for pushing the boundaries of how women are perceived, showing folks that women can do absolutely anything w/ hard work & determination & secure wi-fi (lol)!
xo – Suki