Hedy Lamarr Filmography
Hedy Lamarr was an Austrian inventor and actress who starred in some of the most popular films in the golden age of Hollywood. She made her film debut in the Austrian-German romantic comedy ‘Gold on the Street’ (1930). After immigrating to the US in 1938, she landed her first American film, ‘Algiers’. Lamarr was initially expected to become the next Greta Garbo or Marlene Dietrich but gradually she built up a reputation for herself as the archetypal exotic seductress.
The list of best Hedy Lamarr films includes ‘Ecstasy’ (1933), ‘Lady of the Tropics (1939), ‘Ziegfeld Girl’ (1941), ‘Tortilla Flat’ (1942), ‘Let’s Live a Little’ (1948), and ‘Loves of Three Queens’ (1954). Over the course of her three-decade-long career, she had experienced both success and failure, starring in top-grossing movies which also marked her best roles as well as in films that turned out to be box-office duds. If projects like ‘Boom Town’ (1940) and ‘Samson and Delilah’ (1959) are regarded by critics and audiences alike as her best films, then ‘The Conspirators’ (1944) and ‘The Story of Mankind’ (1957) should be considered the worst entries in her filmography.