Late screen legend Hedy Lamarr is returning to her native Vienna, 66 years after leaving Austria for Hollywood.

The actress died in 2000 aged 87, after a glittering career kickstarted by her nude scene in 1932 film ECSTASY - the first ever shot.

Now her children are bringing her ashes back to Austria so she can be buried near the graves of German Ludwig Van Beethoven and countryman WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART.

Lamarr left Austria in 1937 never to return. Her son ANTHONY LODER says she refused many invitations "because she didn't want anyone to see her old and frail".

28/08/2003 13:50