Ruth Barton

Ruth Barton is Associate Professor in Film Studies and Head of School of Creative Arts at Trinity College Dublin. As well as her biography of Hedy Lamarr, Hedy Lamarr, The Most Beautiful Woman in Film (University Press of Kentucky, 2010), she has published widely on Irish cinema and the Irish diaspora. Her latest publication is Irish Cinema in the Twenty-First Century (Manchester University Press, 2019).

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Hedy Lamarr

Austrian film star Hedy Lamarr was best known in her day as an exotic beauty, cast in Hollywood as a foreign temptress. Yet during the war, with composer George Antheil, she invented a system for torpedoing U-Boats that was patented and then forgotten.


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