Hedy Lamarr: Hollywood's secret scientist

By Cris Kennedy
Updated April 24 2018 - 8:49pm, first published August 11 2017 - 3:39pm

The life of Hollywood siren Hedy Lamarr is a patchwork of tropes familiar to anybody who has seen a movie or read a book – the starlet swept off her feet by a rich and powerful man to find herself trapped in a gilded loveless cage, the young girl who dreams of fame and runs off to Hollywood, the smart woman underestimated and overlooked because of her sex and beauty.

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