Hedy Lamarr is the newest actress to add to the blog. She was born in 1913 and was one of the most well known actresses of the 1940’s. Hedy was absolutely gorgeous from a very young age, and was even known as “the most beautiful woman in film.”
Hedy was married six times (yes six!) and had a very interesting personal life. She even drugged her maid to escape one of her husbands in order to come to New York! Hedy signed with Louis B. Mayer of MGM Studios.
She dated silent comedian Charlie Chaplin in 1941, and had flings with Burgess Meredith and several other actors. Lamarr married producer Gene Markey in 1939, divorcing him the following year. For four years she was married to English actor John Loder and had two children by him. Later in life Lamarr was married three more times, to bandleader Teddy Stauffer, Texas oil magnate Howard Lee, and lawyer Lewis Boles. All her marriages ended in divorce. Another man with whom Lamarr may have been romantically involved was composer George Antheil.
There were other scandals also: Lamarr was arrested in 1966 for shoplifting at Macy’s department store, but was acquitted. She complained to a columnist that she had once had a $7 million income but by the late 1960s was subsisting on a $48-a-week pension.
She stayed out of the spotlight in her later years, mostly due to poorly done plastic surgery, and died in 2000.
What an interesting woman! Here are some gorgeous shots of Hedy Lamarr. Enjoy! Kori <3