Hedy Lamarr, the actress Hollywood billed in 1938 as the most beautiful woman alive, has gone to court to stop two companies from using her youthful image on software products.
"She doesn't endorse things," attorney Michael McDonnell said in court Thursday. "A great lady of the screen touting some software from a Canadian company? That's not her style."The 84-year-old Lamarr wants to stop Corel Corp. and publisher McGraw-Hill from using her face. The illustration was the winning entry in a contest among users of the Corel's graphic-design software.
Corel said a new version of the software will debut next year with new packaging.
The sultry star of such hits as the 1949 film "Samson and Delilah" is asking for roughly $5 million in profits.