Austria post issued a stamp of Hedy Lamarr, an Austrian actress in Hollywood. “Any girl can be glamorous. All you have to do is stand still and look stupid.” This quotation from Hedy Lamarr communicates a highly distorted image of this famous Austrian, since she was not only a popular actress of her age but also an exceptionally gifted inventor whose intellectual heritage is still of everyday importance today.
Hedy Lamarr (born in 1914 in Vienna as Hedwig Eva Maria Kiesler, died 2000 in Florida) was given her first leading role in only her third film.
Title: Austrians in Hollywood – Hedy Lamarr
Date of Issue: 4 February 2011
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