Hedy Lamarr: Movie star and inventor

All kinds of awesome, and talk about your counterstereotypical exemplars!

She “invent[ed] a process by which remote-controlled torpedoes could evade signal-jamming attempts by the enemy. This process, which was patented, is essential to much of the wireless and cellular communications technology we use today.”

I first read about her a few years ago, and I’m still amazed.  For more, go here.