Hedy Lamarr ~ Austrian/American actress and mathematician, the principles of her inventions are now incorporated into modern Wi-Fi, CDMA and Bluetooth technology, and she was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame in 2014.
Hedy Lamarr by Laszlo Willinger, 1940. I love Hedy Lamarr as a figure; not only was she drop-dead gorgeous, she was also an inventor! (We owe her a piece of technology that could be called the grandaddy of wi-fi)
"My mother always called me an ugly weed, so I never was aware of anything until I was older. Plain girls should have someone telling them they are beautiful. Sometimes this works miracles." Hedy Lamarr