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.

COMPLETED

Filmmakers: Alexandra Dean
Year: 2017
Runtime: 90 mins
Format: HD
Country: USA


STORY

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.


PRESS

"A thoroughly engaging, eye-opening showbiz doc." - The Hollywood Reporter

"Irresistible" - The Wrap

"Does an amazing job of telling her story in her own words" - ELLE

"This doc on one truly bizarre and wild life should be a priority" - Metro


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.


CREDITS

Director: Alexandra Dean

Executive Producer: Susan Sarandon, Michael Kantor

Producer: Adam Haggiag, Alexandra Dean, Katherine Drew

Co-Producers: David Koh and Dan Braun



Festivals

Tribeca Film Festival 2017

Jerusalem Film Festival 2017