Of all the complex lives movie stars have lived, arguably none have been more complex, contradictory and fascinating than that of Hedy Lamarr, the so-called “most beautiful woman in the world,” who was the star of such films as Samson and Delilah and Boom Town as well as the co-creator of work that would later be used in the creation of Bluetooth technology.
A new graphic novel from Humanoids, Hedy Lamarr: An Incredible Life, tells the actor’s story anew and in the process brings her astonishing accomplishments to life once again — and The Hollywood Reporter has a preview of an early section of the book.
Part of Humanoids’ Life Drawn imprint, the fast-paced, fun biography by William Roy and Sylvian Dorange traces the life of Lamarr — née Hedwig Kiesler — as she grows from childhood in Czechoslovakia through an abusive marriage in 1930s Austria to her Hollywood career and beyond … including her side jobs of inventor and fundraiser during the U.S. war effort.
The book is set to be released Tuesday. Before then, read on for an exclusive opportunity to see the young Hedwig glimpse the chance to see her future unfold right before her very eyes.