Hedy Lamarr was a pioneer in more ways than one. After inventing the movie
sex scene scandal as the Austrian teenage star of the banned film Ecstasy,
she gave up acting to become a trophy wife to a Fascist arms dealer. Then,
on the brink of world war, she fled her marriage, hopped a boat to New
York, and talked her way into a contract at MGM. In Hollywood, the exotic
Hedy was held up as a fresh new face in contrast to the "box office po...