Because of an abusive husband, good things came to our country with both her body and mind.
Lamar was born in Austria to two Jewish parents (but she was raised Catholic) and married c. 1933 to a fascist (but not Nazi). Her husband was so controlling she had to flee from him disguised as a maid. Already famous for making a notorious erotic film in Germany,
she got an immediate contract in Hollywood. During WWII, she used her knowledge gained from her former husband’s armament firm to co-design a frequency hopping system to keep torpedoes on course. The invention is important to technology today such as Wi-Fi.