Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

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The world's most beautiful woman was also the secret inventor of communication systems (Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth), but her arresting looks stood in the way of her being given the credit she deserved - until now.

If this story was pitched for a fictional film, it would be laughed out of the room as being too far-fetched… but Lamarr was no ordinary screen siren.

When Nazi U-Boats torpedo a ship carrying 83 school children during WWII, Lamarr, after shooting her scenes on set, works on a secret radio system that will allow the Allies to torpedo U-Boats with deadly accuracy.

Her sketches remain ideas until a chance encounter with an eccentric composer enables her to transform them into useful technology that would change history. Recognition (and compensation) proved elusive in Lamarr’s lifetime, but in this marvellous documentary, a brilliant woman finally gets her due.