The Amazing Talents Of Hedy Lamarr

Cropped screenshot of Hedy Lamarr from the film Dishonored Lady. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I don't think I've seen a Hedy Lamarr movie but I was familiar with the name before the Google Doodle that was posted today. Once known as the most beautiful girl in the world. Lamarr didn't just have beauty, but brains as well.

Yep, Lamarr improved the stoplight. See, she wasn't just an actress, she was an inventor as well. And one her inventions may be how you're reading this article right now: the early concept of what we know as WiFi and Bluetooth.

Lamarr would have been 101 years old today. She left behind not only a great movie legacy but a new way to see those old movies. Just goes to show you that a woman can be beautiful and intelligent. There's a story to tell little girls. (Well, maybe not the early racy movie.) When you consider the times she lived in, where women weren't thought of as scientists, much less one who was the fantasy of movie-going men around the world, and that she both made movies and invented something that plays such a big role in our lives today, you really have to respect her.