Marie Benedict


The Only Woman in the Room is a powerful novel based on the incredible true story of Hedy Lamarr, the glamour icon and dedicated scientist, whose groundbreaking invention revolutionized modern communication. The story tells of her beauty and early acting in a controversial film. Married to a powerful Austrian arms dealer, she is able to evade Nazi persecution despite her Jewish heritage. She flees to Hollywood where she becomes a popular screen star, who has an idea that just might help her new country.


Marie Benedict is a lawyer with experience as a litigator at two of the country’s premier law firms and for Fortune 500 companies. She is a magna cum laude graduate of Boston College with a focus in history and art history and a cum laude graduate of the Boston University School of Law. She is also the author of The Other Einstein and Carnegie’s Maid. She lives in Pittsburgh with her family.