Elsa Sullivan Lanchester (28 October 1902 – 26 December 1986) was an English-born American actress with a long career in theatre, film and television. She started her career in the 20s, but her role as the title character in Bride of Frankenstein (1935) brought her recognition. During the late 1940s and 1950s she appeared in small but highly varied supporting roles in a number of films while simultaneously appearing on stage at the Turnabout Theatre in Hollywood. She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for Come to the Stable (1949) and Witness for the Prosecution (1957)
Greta Garbo (18 September 1905 – 15 April 1990), was a Swedish-born American film actress during the 1920s and 1930s. Garbo was nominated 3 times for the Academy Award for Best Actress and received an honorary one in 1954 for her "luminous and unforgettable screen performances." In 1999, the American Film Institute ranked Garbo fifth on their list of the greatest female stars of Classic Hollywood Cinema. Garbo performed the first female kiss in movie history in " Queen Christina (1933)", and retired from the screen, at the age of 35, after acting in twenty-eight films.
Hedy Lamarr (9 November 1914 – 19 January 2000) was an Austrian and American film actress and inventor. After an early and brief film career in Germany, she fled from her husband and secretly moved to Paris. There, she met MGM head Louis B. Mayer, who offered her a movie contract in Hollywood, where she became a film star from the late 1930s to the 1950s. At the beginning of World War II, Lamarr and composer George Antheil developed a radio guidance system for Allied torpedoes. Though the US Navy did not adopt the technology until the 1960s, the principles of their work are now incorporated into modern Wi-Fi, CDMA, and Bluetooth technology.