The Loop (TV)
Do you like this video?
Hedy Lamarr was a film actress and inventor known for developing the technology that would later be incorporated into wireless communication devices.
DC's Legends of Tomorrow
- Hedy Lamarr was one of two actresses, the other being Jean Harlow, from the 1940s that Bob Kane based the character of Selina Kyle/Catwoman on.
- In addition to being an actress, Lamarr is also known for inventing Frequency-Hopping (or Spread-Spectrum), the technology used in smartphones and Bluetooth devices.
- She worked briefly as a telephone operator before starting her acting career, which allowed her to patent Spread Spectrum and led the invention of (among other things) the cell phone.
Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.