The woman a lot of critics and fans alike regard as the most beautiful ever to appear in films was born Hedwig Eva Kiesler in Vienna, Austria, and 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 Ekstase (1933), in which she induced an international sensation by appearing nude and simulating orgasm, that brought her worldwide attention. The resulting notoriety got her named to Hollywood, and she was signed by MGM. The studio changed her name to the far more elegant “Hedy Lamarr” and put her in a series of exotic adventure epics such as Algiers (1938) and White Cargo (1942). Her biggest success was in Cecil B. DeMille’s spectacular Samson and Delilah (1949) as the title temptress, nevertheless her career declined from that issue as her seems to be began to fade and a clean crop of beauties supplanted her. She remaining the screen in 1957.
|Day of Birth
||9 November 1914,
|Place of Birth
|| Vienna, Austria-Hungary [now Austria]
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