Characters - Alphabetical
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GilbertAdrianRobin's father. Hedy's friend. Aka: Adrian.
WolfAlbach-RettyOne of Hedy's former admirers.
JimmyAlvarezManager of local tavern. Hedy and Gene's wedding witness.
BoskiAntheilGeorge's wife.
GeorgeAntheilA well-known composer. Hedy's instrument co-inventor.
OttoBaeurThe Jewish leader of Schutzbund.
JoanBennettAn actress. Gene's wife.
CharlesBoyerA French actor. Hedy's leading man.
WilliamBullittGeorge's source. A journalist and a diplomat.
Mrs.BurtonJamesie's nanny.
JohnCromwellHedy's director in her first movie with MGM.
Dr.DevittA doctor who lives in Dobling. Emil's doctor.
EngelbertDollfussA federal chancellor in Austria.
EmilFeyVice Chancellor of Austria.
VictorFlemingOne of Hedy's film directors.
FranciscoFrancoA former caudillo of Spain. A military dictator of Spain.
SigmundFreudA celebrated psychologist.
ReggierGardinerAn actor that Hedy dated.
JohnGarfieldHedy's co-actor.
JaneyGaynorAn actress. Adrian's wife.
RobinGaynor-AdrianGilbert's son.
IreneGibbonsA costume designer in Theatre an der wien.
AdolfHitlerThe Leader of the Nazi Party. Mr. Mandl's client.
JosefHoffmanThe architect of Hotel Imperial.
ArthurHornblow Jr.Hedy and Gene's close friend.
JohnHowardAn actor Hedy dated.
HowardHughesA business tycoon Hedy dated.
HansJarayA stage actress who played the role of Empress Elizabeth.
HedwigKeiler-MandlA stage actress. Protagonist and Narrator. Aka: Hedy Lamarr.
CharlesKetteringThe head of the National Inventor's Council.
EmilKieslerHedy's father.
GertrudeKieslerHedy's mother. Aka: Trude.
BarbaraLa MarrA silent film star who died of heroin.
James L.MarkeyHedy and Gene's adoptive son. Aka: Jamesie.
LawrenceLangnerA council member who supports Hedy and George's invention.
L.BLentChief Engineer of the National Inventor's Council.
PeterLorreHedy's actor friend.
MyrnaLoyHedy and Gene's close friend.
ElseLubbigA veteran dresser in Theatre an der wien.
GustavMachatyDirector who won the best director award in Venice Film Festival.
FriedrichMandlHedy's husband. The richest man in Vienna. Aka: Fritz.
GeneMarkeyA screenwriter. Hedy's new husband.
IlonaMasseyA Hungrian actress. Hedy's roommate.
RaulMateusPolice department head. One of Hedy's wedding witnesses.
EvaMayA young German actress who commits suicide.
LouisMayerThe head and founder of MGM studio. Margaret's husband.
MargaretMayerThe head of MGM studio. Louis's wife.
SamuelMcKeownA Caltech professor.
AribertMogHedy's co-actor. Hedy's suitor.
NicoloMontelloOne of the proprietors of Hotel Excelsior.
GeorgeMontgomeryHedy's new boyfriend.
BenitoMussoliniPrime Minister of Italy. Mr. Mandl's associate. Aka: II Duce.
ApoloniaNunezThe Mexican civil magistrate.
GustavoPadres Jr.Mexican consul. One of Hedy and Gene's wedding witnesses.
FrancesPerkinsA woman who works on the topic of legislation reform.
WilliamPowellHedy's co-star.
OttoPremingerA famous director.
CeciliaRazovskyThe chair of the advisory committee to the secretary of labor.
MaxReinhardtHedy's theatre mentor.
EddieRhodesA young sailor Hedy kissed in front of her audience.
RobertRitchieAn MGM talent scout.
Mr.RobsonOne of L.B. Lent's workers.
PresidentRooseveltThe current U.S. President.
KateRosenheimThe head of Germany's department of Children's emigration.
MadameSchiaparelliA famous designer.
JosephSchildkrautHedy's co-actor.
ReinholdSchunzelThe MGM director.
ColonelSmithAssistant to the chief procurement officer of the Navy.
Mrs.SteinOne of Hedy's neighbors.
HowardStricklingMr. Mayer's press representative.
BennyThauMr. Mayer's assistant head.
SpencerTracyHedy's co-actor.
FranzV. HochstettenAn Aristocratic ritter. One of Hedy's suitors.
KurtV. SchuschniggA political leader. The new Austrian Chancellor.
Ernst RudigerStarhembergHead of Heimwehr. Mr. Mandl's friend and business colleague.
Ferdinand StarhembergPrince Ernst's brother. Hedy's lover.
KingVidorOne of Hedy's film directors.
OdonVon HorvathA renowned writer.
BlucherVon WahlstaffOne of Hedy's former admirers.
HellmuthWalterA German engineer. A Nazi torpedo expert.
WalterWangerA film producer.
SummerWellesSecretary of the state. President Roosevelt's favorite.
FranzWerfelA renowned writer.
JockWhitneyA playboy Hedy dated.
JamesWong HoweA cinematographer at MGM.
Ada The pretty parlormaid.
Albrecht The Prince of Bavaria.
Auguste The youngest servant of Hedy whom she trusts.
Blanche Hedy's housekeeper.
Donner Gene and Hedy's great dane.
Gustav The Prince of Denmark.
Josef A stage actor who played the role of Emperor Franz.
Laura Hedy's new maid.
Nicholas The Prince of Greece.
Scheneider The most senior servant of Mr. Mandl and Hedy.
Susie Hedy's makeup artist.