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Published on 27 Jul 2008
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A tribute to Viennese actress Hedy Lamarr (1913-2000), considered by some to be the most beautiful actress ever. Tony Bennett's "Stranger In Paradise" seems to compliment the photos of the exotic Lamarr, who, after some films in her native Austria (including the racy "Ecstacy" in 1933), was signed to MGM but was usually given decorative roles, much to the intellectual actress's dismay. Among her best remembered films are "Algiers" (1938), "Ziegfeld Girl" (1941) in which she costarred with Judy Garland, Lana Turner and James Stewart, "Boom Town" with Clark Gable, Spencer Tracy, and Claudette Colbert, "Her Highness And The Bellboy" (1945), "Strange Woman" (1946), "Dishonored Lady" (1947) and "Samson And Delilah" (1949). The end of the 40s saw her career fade, and in the last years of her life she lived in Atamonte Springs, Florida, and her eyesight began to fail her in the 1980s. In 1997, the anti-jamming device she had co-created during WWII brought her new recognition and she sent her son to accept her accolade on her behalf. She passed away from natural causes in 2000. Four times married, once to British actor John Loder, she had three children (one of whom she adopted). Hope you enjoy this slideshow, with these wonderful pics of this gorgeous lady at her best!