“Give the world the best you have, and you will be kicked in the teeth. Give the world the best you’ve got, anyway.”

~ Hedy Lamarr

The actress Hedy Lamarr captivated audiences during the 1930s and 1940s in films like “Algiers” and “Ziegfeld Girl,” and became known as an iconic beauty. “Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story,” a new documentary, showcases her overlooked achievements in technology, including her work on an invention that helped form the basis for Wi-Fi.

During WWII, the screen starlet wanted to help the Allies. So, she invented a secret communication system. The military used it a little. But in the 1960s, they finally caught up to Hedy’s invention and began using it for cellular, Wi-Fi, and GPS signals.