Here we go. Let me know if anything needs changing.Name: Hedy LamarrAge:
Hazel flecked with goldHeight:
Winchester in the Shenandoah Valley; Appalachian Territory.Plane:
Hughes Bloodhawk that has been modified by removing the 2x40mm cannons and with the weight freed up a supergahrger unit has been installed with a third .3 inch calibre MG added. This increases the plane's ceiling from 22,000 to 23,000 feet, increases acceleration from 65 ft/sec to 96 ft/sec and increases top speed by 10mph to 310mph. (GM approved changes). It's no combat plane but it's a superb air-taxi and highly manouverable. Anything big enough to kill it, it'll simply get away from.
Hedy's Bloodhawk has a custom paintjob of silver overall with down the fuselage sides beautiful air-brushed artwork of a forest (an allusion to the movie that made her famous). The wings and tail fin bear blood red circles with an 'H' in one and an 'L' in the other. The spinner is also blood red.Skills:
Steady Hand 2
Natural Touch 4
Sixth Sense 4
(Total 440 points spent)Distinguishing features/Noticeable quirks:
Despite captaining an airship (and until recently owning a trading company that operated four ships) Hedy always dresses elegantly, usually in long gowns and heels with a fox fur wrap and gallons of heady perfume. Satin is her favourite textile! Her hair and make-up is always Hollywood-star immaculate and she favours the most expensive clothes and underwear. When she pilots her own plane she has a simple very soft and very form-fitting pale brown chamois leather all-in-one flight suit, boots, gloves, leather flying hat and goggles. To relax she might go naked under a sheer robe with four inch mules.Publically Known Background:
Born to a simple rural family, Hedy left school in Winchester at age 15 determined to find fame and fortune. She took higher education at Miss Aberlane’s School for Young Ladies in Lexington, capital city of the Appalachian Territory mainly taking classes in deportment, “health, beauty and feminine style”, acting and singing. She began touring with a small time theatre troupe, the Lexington Vagabonds, when she was 18 and her big break came a year later when the Hollywood mogul, R.K. Maroon owner of Maroon Studios was on a business trip in Philadelphia, and saw her on stage. He snapped her up, gave her a contract and whisked her off to the Nation of Hollywood where she began to star in a series of low budget reels before, at age 21, she hit the big time with Ecstasy
a story of a lonely girl who gradually fell under the spell of a sadistic manipulating tyrant; the twist in the tale being that through her submission and wanton acts she eventually took control of him. She became infamous overnight for her nude scenes shot in a forest and a floodlit swimming pool at night and the close ups of her face as she acted out orgasms on screen. Hedy has always insisted she wasn’t acting.
After that a brief run of high paid starlet reels and glamorous parties and hi-profile charity events assured her a place in the top league of Hollywoods finest and famous. Though Hedy has always exuded a certain sensuality her brunette hair and moody styling gave her the title “The Thinking Man’s Pin-Up”. While most of her contemporaries went for the blonde bombshell look and played the dumb vulnerable card to get fans and win film contracts, Hedy played it cool and mysterious and gathered a devoted army of discerning fans and associates.
Hedy invested her millions into Winchester Flight, an air-carrying company that mainly traded cargoes up and down the west coast and across the mid-west to Chicago. Rumours soon circulated that she was a hard business woman as well as a pretty actress and she became known as the person to go to if you needed a dodgy shipment moved safely. Her four ships Blue Ridge
were hard worked and the crews and defensive squadron pilots well paid.
After her recent downfall at the hands of her main rival Charles Mortensen and his company Mortensen Aero, Hedy is looking to rest, repair, rebuild and get revenge; her “Four R’s”. She jokes that she has five Rs but only the most dashing and wealthy aviators get to play with the fifth one.
There are even rumours that Hedy is not averse to taking girls to her bed as well as long as they are curvy and pretty and pose her no threat.
Hedy’s air-combat skills are mediocre but she is a superlative pilot and while she can manoeuvre at low altitudes she prefers to out climb and out fly her opponents at high altitudes while avoiding combat. High speed manoeuvring is one of her trademarks.