Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story rediscovers Hollywood wild-child Hedy Lamarr, not only as a screen idol but as the brilliant mind who coinvented 1940s wireless technology still used today.
Hollywood star Hedy Lamarr was known as 'the world’s most beautiful woman' – Snow White and Cat Woman were both based on her iconic look. However, her arresting looks and glamorous life stood in the way of her being given the credit she deserved as an ingenious inventor whose pioneering work helped revolutionise modern communication.
Mislabeled as “just another pretty face,” Hedy’s true legacy is that of a technological trailblazer.
Q&A via satellite: To celebrate International Women's Day on 8 March and in partnership with UN Women National Committee UK, join us for a live event of Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story followed by Q&A with Susan Sarandon and director Alexandra Dean.