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The Hollywood Actress Who Helped Invent WiFi - The Lightbulb Moment

Alok Kumar
Published on 12 Mar 2021 / In Film & Animation

Actress Hedy Lamarr, deemed the world's most beautiful woman, had an overlooked knack for inventing. During WWII, in an effort to help the Allies, she invented a technology designed to intercept Axis communications. This technology laid the groundwork for wireless internet. This is her story.

This is The Lightbulb Moment. A Cheddar and CuriosityStream Original Series. The show that uncovers the surprising impact of less-celebrated inventions and the moments of inspiration that made them possible.

Watch 13 minute versions here on Cheddar's YouTube page. You can also watch the full 22 minute episodes on CuriosityStream and on Cheddar's live network Wednesdays, at 8 p.m.


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