Female Inventors: Hedy Lamarr

Female Inventors: Hedy Lamarr

WTF happened to all the great female actress inventors?

(We were watching Jeopardy when this crazy question come up - what famous actress invented the technology used in cell phones? Hedy Lamarr invented "frequency hopping" which is used all over the place now, from phones to Wi-Fi.)

From the site:

"Any girl can be glamorous," Hedy Lamarr once said. "All she has to do is stand still and look stupid." The film star belied her own apothegm by hiding a brilliant, inventive mind beneath her photogenic exterior. In 1942, at the height of her Hollywood career, she patented a frequency-switching system for torpedo guidance that was two decades ahead of its time.