Hedy Lamarr: An Incredible Life: An Incredible Life

William Roy (Author) Sylvain Dorange (Artist)


Hollywood icon by day, unsung science genius by night.

From her native Austria to the limelight of Hollywood, Hedy Lamarr was constantly bombarded with societal limitations and personal obstacles--including her own beauty. Only through courage, ambition, and intellect would she rise to become both a cultural icon and an unparalleled inventor whose creations would alter the course of history. Creators William Roy and Sylvain Dorange use the graphic novel medium to recount the biography of a genius inventor who happened to be "The Most Beautiful Woman in the World".

Product Details

$19.95  $18.35
Life Drawn
Publish Date
November 06, 2018
7.7 X 0.9 X 10.1 inches | 1.3 pounds

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About the Author

William Roy, a passionate, self-taught artist, began his creative career as an editor and a director of documentaries. In 2014, he published his first graphic novel, De Père en FIV (La Boîte à Bulles), an autobiographical account of his experiences with IVF. He then followed up with Hedy Lamarr: An Incredible Life, illustrated by Sylvain Dorange, a project he had been inspired to write for a very long time. William Roy currently resides in Paris.


"Of all the complex lives movie stars have lived, arguably none have been more complex, contradictory and fascinating than that of Hedy Lamarr, the so-called "most beautiful woman in the world" was was simultaneously the star of such films as Samson and Delilah and Boom Town and also the co-creator of work that would later be used in the creation of Bluetooth technology. A new graphic novel from Humanoids, Hedy Lamarr: An Incredible Life, tells the actor's story anew, and in the process, brings her astonishing accomplishments to life once again.... [as] a fast-paced, fun biography."--HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
"A fascinating tale ... Thoroughly recommended."--TRIPWIRE
"William Roy's sophisticated, smartly-written graphic novel moves at a brisk, energetic pace. It not only chronicles Hedy's independence, drive, creativity, and intelligence but also accentuates her many significant yet little-known achievements beyond tinseltown."-- PRINT MAGAZINE
"...the gorgeous comic from Humanoids is a celebration of the life and work of Lamarr."--NERDIST
"...this graphic novel is wonderful. It's a really accessible format that all ages can enjoy."--FANGIRL NATION
"...an enjoyable tribute."--FORCES OF GEEK
"...a graphic novelization of her life from writer William Roy and artist Sylvain Dorange that you've gotta see."--io9