Known for her iconic look, wild-child antics, and scandalous private life, Hedy Lamarr was revered as “the most beautiful woman in the world” in 1940s tabloids. Yet, few know her true story; an undiscovered genius, she pioneered a secret communication system intended to guide US torpedoes during WWII, which became the basis for contemporary technologies like GPS, Bluetooth, and WiFi.
Produced by Susan Sarandon (The Meddler, Arbitrage) and featuring appearances by film legends such as Mel Brooks (The Producers, Blazing Saddles), Peter Bogdanovich (Hitchcock/Truffaut, While We’re Young) and Diane Kruger (Farewell My Queen, Inglourious Basterds), the Tribeca hit finally tells Lamarr’s story the way she intended to tell it. A woman ahead of her time, Lamarr not only paved the way for communication technology, but was one of the first women to produce her own films during a time when women were restricted to positions in front of the camera.
Dispelling Lamarr’s public image as a flighty celebrity, Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story is a trailblazing tribute to women whose contributions have gone unrecognized and an inspiration for future generations of female inventors to come.