November 9, 2015 @ 12:45 PM
You may not know who Hedy Lamarr is, but you can thank her for inventing technology that eventually lead to the creation of wireless communication. However, before she became an award-winning scientist, the Austrian beauty starred in both European and American films for two decades and was the first woman film an on-screen orgasm in Ecstasy in 1933. Talk about a trailblazer.
Today, Google is celebrating the late star as today would have been her 101st birthday. The tech company highlights her many achievements in their daily Google Doodle (below). From her early career as a glamorous movie star to her years as an inventor during World War II, Lamarr is not a name to forget.
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Watch a brief narrated history about Lamarr above and check out the Google Doodle here:
In case you're wondering who's being honored in today's Google Doodle, that's Hedy Lamarr. Lamar is an actress and inventor who would have turned 101 years old today. Her credits on-screen are note worthy. She was the first actress to film an on-screen orgasm in a non-pornographic film. But it's her off-screen contributions that well, everyone in the world can thank her for. The Hollywood beauty decided to leave glitz and glamour behind during World War Two to help create a secret communication system that would help guide torpedos. It was a frequency hopping system that used piano keys to mask messages from enemies. That system eventually led to the development of modern wireless communications. AKA wi-fi, cellphones, GPS and bluetooth. Luckily she was able to see some of the modern technology she helped invent. The actress was 85 years old when she died in 2000, the same year AT&T introduced texting to the U.S.