Executive produced by Susan Sarandon and narrated by Diane Kruger, this is the ultimate portrayal of Hollywood wild-child, Hedy Lemarr, who was infamous for her marriages and affairs with everyone from Spencer Tracy to JFK. This film rediscovers her, not only as an actress, but as the brilliant mind who coinvented 1940's wireless technology.
Filmmakers: Alexandra Dean
Runtime: 90 mins
Executive Produced by Susan Sarandon and with Diane Kruger as Hedy's voice and narrator of the film, this is the story of what happens when an actress, admired and ridiculed for her wild life, is secretly a genius who changed the world. After inventing the movie sex scandal, Hedy Lamarr married a Nazi collaborator, escaped him, and fled to Hollywood. There she became a movie star known as 'the most beautiful woman in the world'. Songs were written about her beauty, Snow White and Cat Woman were modelled on her iconic look but it turns out 'the most beautiful woman in the world' was also a secret inventor.
FILMMAKER - Alexandra Dean
Alexandra Dean is an Emmy award-winning Producer and Director. She spent five years producing and directing award-winning programming at PBS before Bloomberg! recruited her to make specials, documentaries and a series on innovators in science and technology. She directed the channel’s most watched documentary of all time: “The Player.” She’s interviewed James Cameron on his quest to invent the perfect camera, Virgin CEO Richard Branson and his dreams for space exploration, Sebastian Thrun on the creation of the world’s first self-driving car. She’s created programmed on dozens of innovators and inventors, but her favorite is Hedy Lamarr.
Director: Alexandra Dean
Executive Producer: Susan Sarandon, Michael Kantor
Producer: Adam Haggiag, Alexandra Dean, Katherine Drew
Co-Producers: David Koh and Dan Braun
Tribeca Film Festival 2017
Jerusalem Film Festival 2017