Today’s wonderful woman is Hedy Lamarr! Don’t know the name? You should!
Hedy Lamarr was born Hedwig Eva Maria Kiesler in 1914 in Vienna, Austria. In the 1920’s, Hedy was discovered as an actress by a producer who promptly brought her with him to Berlin. Lamar starred in several popular films including Comrade X (with Clark Gable) and Come Live With Me (with Jimmy Stewart).
Acting, however, was her second love. Her first love was science. In the 1940’s, Hedy started working with radio wave technologies. She and composer George Antheil co-invented the technology for spread spectrum and frequency hopping. This technology has been incorporated into today’s technologies such as Wi-Fi, CDMA, and Bluetooth tech! Hedy was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame in 2014.
Hedy proved she was not just another pretty face, but had brains to boot!