Hedy Lamarr
Hedy can resist mind control and other psionic attacks
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Hedy possesses immense levels of mental agility and strength. She can sense another person's thoughts, and transmit information from her mind to another. She is capable of fighting even the toughest of villains. Her height and power makes her one of the tallest and most intimidating heroes, and her abilities have enabled her to become the leader of a group of mind control superheroes dedicated to protecting The Remarkablz.
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INVENTOR & ACTRESS
"Films have a certain place in a certain time period. Technology is forever."
Hedy Lamarr
Hedy developed a radio guidance system intended to use frequency hopping technology to defeat the threat of jamming during WW2
SCIENCE SUPERHERO
In the background you will find the Hollywood sign. Hedy was a famous actress in the 1940s
There is a Wifi symbol on her cape clasp and Bluetooth symbol on her belt
Hedy features in our card game: Top Quarkz
She was born in Vienna, Austria in 1914 in Vienna. At 17 she starred in her first film and age 28 she developed a "Secret Communications System" during WW2 known as Frequency Hopping.
About Hedy Lamarr
TRUE IDENTITY
What Does an Inventor Do?
An inventor creates or discovers a new method, device or other useful means that becomes known as an invention. Find out about some more inventors below
DID YOU KNOW ?
Wifi is a way for your computer, phone or tablet to talk to other computers without wires connecting them together.

How does Wifi work?
This BCS video goes into a bit more detail about the life and inventions of Hedy Lamarr and how Frequency Hoping works

Want to learn more about Hedy?
Hedy is sometimes called "The Mother of Wifi"
Some Fun Facts About Hedy
Her invention became the foundation for mobile technology and is important for systems like Bluetooth and Wifi
She was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame
Hedy's passion for invention began at age 5 when she dismantled a music box and reassembled it
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