Hedy Lamarr


This is my second portrait of Hedy Lamarr, she was not only a talented and beautiful movie star she was also an inventor. In the 1940s she invented a radio guidance system for the U.S. Navy. It was not used, but in the 1960s it was used to create what we now call Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. She was inducted into the national inventors Hall of Fame in 2014, unfortunately she died January 19, 2000 aged 85.


5 thoughts on “Hedy Lamarr

    1. it was actually a radio control device for torpedoes patented in 1942 but not developed until 1962. She was posthumously inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame in 2014 with co inventor George Antheil.

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