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Hedy Lamarr

The story sounds almost like a Hollywood plot, except it is true: A young starlet doing nude scenes as a teenager who goes on to invent a critical wartime technology that is ignored by the US Navy but ultimately forms the basis of Wi-Fi and cell phones that we use today.

They could easily make a movie with this story. I’d watch it.

Lamarr is a fascinating study in how someone with both beauty and brains can not necessarily make the best of both worlds.

Maybe this is what they meant with the “X-factor”, Too bad she couldn’t make the best of it, but I’m still grateful for her achievement in wireless technology that we can all enjoy today, thanks Hedy.