It is important to note that the photos showing her memorial is the actual gravesite of Hedy Lamarr – not a cenotaph that everyone has called her memorial. Upon her passing, her son Anthony Loder spread a small amount of her ashes in Austria’s Vienna Woods in accordance with her last wishes. In 2014, a memorial to Lamarr was unveiled in Vienna’s Central Cemetery and her remaining ashes and urn were placed at the memorial.
Miss Lamarr was forever identified with ”Ecstasy,” a 1933 Czech film in which she appeared nude in a swimming scene and in a lovemaking sequence that was torrid for its time. The film was banned in many places in the United States for a number of years. But even though most Americans never saw it, ”Ecstasy” excited their interest in the actress and shaped her career.
Her private life was messy and sad. In early 1939, she met Gene Markey, a writer and producer in Hollywood, and they eloped to Mexico. She divorced Mr. Markey the following year, complaining to a judge that they had been married for 14 months and that in all that time, he had spent only four evenings alone with her. The judge granted the divorce, but suggested that if she ever contemplated a future marriage, she should spend more than a month getting to know her man. In the spring of 1943 she married the British actor John Loder. She knew him six months before she married him. They were divorced three years later. Miss Lamarr’s other marriages — to Teddy Stauffer, a former band leader who ran a nightclub in Acapulco, Mexico; Howard Lee, a Texas oilman; and Lewis W. Boles, a West Coast lawyer — all ended in divorce.
In 1974, she filed a $10 million lawsuit against Warner Bros., claiming that the running parody of her name (“Hedley Lamarr”) in the Mel Brooks comedy Blazing Saddles infringed her right to privacy. Brooks said he was flattered; the studio settled out of court for an undisclosed nominal sum and an apology to Lamarr for “almost using her name”. Brooks said that Lamarr “never got the joke”.
Producer Louis B. Mayer named actress Hedy Lamarr after silent screen legend Barbara La Marr on behalf of his wife, a longtime admirer of La Marr.
Final Resting Place:
Der Wiener Zentralfriedhof
Simmeringer Hauptstraße 234, Vienna,
Grave Location:Gruppe 33 G, Grab Nr. 80
Grave Location Description
As you drive through the main gates you will come to an intersection with 3 options. Keep driving straight through one intersection and continue to the second intersection with 6 paths to choose. Follow the second road on your right (at a 90 degree angle) and continue driving to the next intersection. Turn right and look to your left in Gruppe 33 G on the road for a bench and the metal monument for the final resting place of actress and inventor Hedy Lamarr.
Grave Location GPS48.15119923374645, 16.440054713057293
Read More About Hedy Lamarr:
- Published Obituary
- Wikipedia Entry
- The official website of Hedy Lamarr
- The Hedy Lamarr Movies - Best to Worst
- National Women's History - Hedy Lamarr
- For Us, She Was Just a Bombshell, Not a Scientist in Disguise
- Top 10 Hedy Lamarr Films
- The Hedy Lamarr Story Unveils a Scientific Innovator and Feminist Ahead of Her Time
- Maybelline's Exotic Super Model, Hedy Lamarr 1945
- Hedy Lamarr's son was not adopted
- Last Will and Testament of Hedy Lamarr