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Hedy Lamarr (Hedwig Eva Maria Kiesler)

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Biography

Vienna, Austria-Hungary, now Austria
The woman many critics and fans alike regard as the most beautiful ever to appear in films was born Hedwig Eva Kiesler in Vienna, Austria. She was the daughter of Gertrud (Lichtwitz) and Emil Kiesler, who were both from Jewish families. Hedy was a student of theater director Max Reinhardt in Berlin. She began her career in 1930 in Czech and German films. It was the Czech production Ecstasy (1933), in which she caused an international sensation by appearing nude and simulating orgasm, that brought her worldwide attention. The resulting notoriety got her called to Hollywood, and she was signed by MGM. Read more...

Actor

Character: Gaby

Algiers 1938

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Character: Manon DeVargnes

Lady of the Tropics 1939

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Character: Karen Vanmeer

Boom Town 1940

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Character: Georgi Gragore

I Take This Woman 1940

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Character: Sandra Kolter

Ziegfeld Girl 1941

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Character: Marvin Myles

H.M. Pulham, Esq. 1941

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Character: Tondelayo

White Cargo 1942

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Character: Dolores Sweets Ramirez

Tortilla Flat 1942

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Character: Lucienne Talbot

Crossroads 1942

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Character: Irene Von Mohr

The Conspirators 1944

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Character: Vicky Whitley

The Heavenly Body 1944

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Character: Princess Veronica

Her Highness and the Bellboy 1945

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Character: Actress 'Algiers'

Hollywood: The Great Stars 1963

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Character: Movie Goddess

Instant Karma 1990

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Character: Consuela Bowers

Zane Grey Theater 1956

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