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Overview (3)

Born in Stockholm, Sweden
Died in Chelsea, London, England, UK  (lymphoma complications following a breast cancer operation)
Height 5' 10" (1.78 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Ingrid Bergman was one of the greatest actresses from Hollywood's lamented Golden Era. Her natural and unpretentious beauty and her immense acting talent made her one of the most celebrated figures in the history of American cinema. Bergman is also one of the most Oscar-awarded actresses, tied with Meryl Streep and Frances McDormand, all three of them second only to Katharine Hepburn.

Ingrid Bergman was born on August 29, 1915 in Stockholm, Sweden, to a German mother, Frieda Henrietta (Adler), and a Swedish father, Justus Samuel Bergman, an artist and photographer. Her mother died when she was only two and her father died when she was 12. She went to live with an elderly uncle.

The woman who would be one of the top stars in Hollywood in the 1940s had decided to become an actress after finishing her formal schooling. She had had a taste of acting at age 17 when she played an uncredited role of a girl standing in line in the Swedish film Landskamp (1932) in 1932 - not much of a beginning for a girl who would be known as "Sweden's illustrious gift to Hollywood." Her parents died when she was just a girl and the uncle she lived with didn't want to stand in the way of Ingrid's dream. The next year she enrolled at the Royal Dramatic Theatre School in Stockholm but decided that stage acting was not for her. It would be three more years before she would have another chance at a film. When she did, it was more than just a bit part. The film in question was The Count of the Old Town (1935), where she had a speaking part as Elsa Edlund. After several films that year that established her as a class actress, Ingrid appeared in Intermezzo (1936) as Anita Hoffman. Luckily for her, American producer David O. Selznick saw it and sent a representative from Selznick International Pictures to gain rights to the story and have Ingrid signed to a contract. Once signed, she came to California and starred in United Artists' 1939 remake of her 1936 film, Intermezzo (1939), reprising her original role. The film was a hit and so was Ingrid.

Her beauty was unlike anything the movie industry had seen before and her acting was superb. Hollywood was about to find out that they had the most versatile actress the industry had ever seen. Here was a woman who truly cared about the craft she represented. The public fell in love with her. Ingrid was under contract to go back to Sweden to film Only One Night (1939) in 1939 and June Night (1940) in 1940. Back in the US she appeared in three films, all well-received. She made only one film in 1942, but it was the classic Casablanca (1942) opposite Humphrey Bogart.

Ingrid was choosing her roles well. In 1943 she was nominated for an Academy Award for her role in For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943), the only film she made that year. The critics and public didn't forget her when she made Gaslight (1944) the following year--her role of Paula Alquist got her the Oscar for Best Actress. In 1945 Ingrid played in Spellbound (1945), Saratoga Trunk (1945) and The Bells of St. Mary's (1945), for which she received her third Oscar nomination for her role of Sister Benedict. She made no films in 1947, but bounced back with a fourth nomination for Joan of Arc (1948). In 1949 she went to Italy to film Stromboli (1950), directed by Roberto Rossellini. She fell in love with him and left her husband, Dr. Peter Lindstrom, and daughter, Pia Lindström. America's "moral guardians" in the press and the pulpits were outraged. She was pregnant and decided to remain in Italy, where her son was born. In 1952 Ingrid had twins, Isotta and Isabella Rossellini, who became an outstanding actress in her own right, as did Pia.

Ingrid continued to make films in Italy and finally returned to Hollywood in 1956 in the title role in Anastasia (1956), which was filmed in England. For this she won her second Academy Award. She had scarcely missed a beat. Ingrid continued to bounce between Europe and the US making movies, and fine ones at that. A film with Ingrid Bergman was sure to be a quality production. In her final big-screen performance in 1978's Autumn Sonata (1978) she had her final Academy Award nomination. Though she didn't win, many felt it was the most sterling performance of her career. Ingrid retired, but not before she gave an outstanding performance in the mini-series A Woman Called Golda (1982), a film about Israeli prime minister Golda Meir. For this she won an Emmy Award as Best Actress, but, unfortunately, she did not live to see the fruits of her labor.

Ingrid died from cancer on August 29, 1982, her 67th birthday, in London, England.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Denny Jackson and naim81@bluehyppo.com

Family (3)

Spouse Lars Schmidt (21 December 1958 - 1978)  (divorced)
Roberto Rossellini (24 May 1950 - 7 November 1957)  (divorced)  (3 children)
Dr. Petter Aron Lindström (10 July 1937 - 9 February 1950)  (divorced)  (1 child)
Children Pia Lindström
Isabella Rossellini
Isotta Rossellini
Rossellini, Roberto "Robertino"
Parents Adler, Frieda Henrietta
Bergman, Justus Samuel

Trade Mark (2)

Tall, naturally-curvaceous frame
Performances in dramas where her characters were put through harrowing emotional wringers

Trivia (223)

In 1933 she enrolled at the Royal Dramatic Theatre School in Stockholm but later changed to films instead.
Married Lars Schmidt in Caxton Hall, Registry Office, situated in Caxton Street, Westminster, London. It is half a mile from Westminster Abbey, London, England, UK.
Folk singer Woody Guthrie wrote a song in praise of her, titled "Ingrid Bergman," but died before he had a chance to record it. The song can now be heard on Billy Bragg's "Mermaid Avenue" CD.
Ashes scattered at sea off the coast of Sweden.
Chosen by Empire magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history (#30). [1995]
Attempts were made by Hollywood producers to change her name in 1939, with possibilities discussed such as Ingrid Berriman and Ingrid Lindstrom (actually her legal married name). Bergman refused, in part because she felt she had worked too hard to establish herself as an actress in Europe under her real name.
She played the part of Joan of Arc three times in her career: on stage in 1946 (in Maxwell Anderson's 'Joan of Lorraine') and on film in 1948 (Joan of Arc (1948)) and 1954 (Joan of Arc at the Stake (1954)).
Former mother-in-law of Martin Scorsese.
Has a type of rose named after her, called the Ingrid Bergman rose.
Many of her shorter male co-stars, such as Humphrey Bogart and Claude Rains, had to wear lifts to avoid looking small next to this 5' 10" beauty.
Turned down a role opposite Charlton Heston in Planet of the Apes (1968).
Bergman and Sean Connery topped a list of "greatest actors of all time", compiled by 50,000 readers of German magazine Funk Uhr.
She and her husband were often invited to dinner parties at the home of Alfred Hitchcock. According to those present, she never seemed to notice that her host was sulking because of his crush on her.
Was fluent in English, Swedish, French, German and Italian.
Sergio Scaglietti, Ferrari's master coachbuilder and aluminum sculptor, shaped some the most beautiful Ferraris of the '50s and '60s, including the 375MM built in 1954 for her. That "Ingrid" car has, in turn, inspired the proportions of today's 612 Scaglietti, the largest Ferrari ever (there's even a silver "Ingrid" paint option).
At her funeral service held at Saint Martin's-in-the-fields Church, there was nothing that was as touching as the moment when, a violin played the strains of 'As Time Goes By'.
She wasn't nominated for Best Actress in her role as the sultry Ilsa, but for her role in For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943), losing to her close friend Jennifer Jones for The Song of Bernadette (1943). It was also newcomer Jones' 25th birthday, and after winning when Bergman congratulated her, she apologized, saying, "Ingrid, you should have won." Bergman said, "No, Jennifer, your Bernadette was better than my Maria.".
She broke her foot at the beginning of the American run of "The Constant Wife" and played the next five weeks in a wheelchair.
Her daughter, Pia Lindström accepted her Best Leading Actress Emmy for A Woman Called Golda (1982) posthumously. Bergman died 3 weeks prior to the ceremony, after the ballots were cast.
Cary Grant, her great friend, accepted her Anastasia (1956) Oscar at the 29th Annual Academy Awards (1957).
On their last meeting, Alfred Hitchcock was in tears, terrified of his impending death. Suffering from the cancer that would kill her, Bergman told him, "But of course you are going to die sometime, Hitch, we are all going to die." She later recalled that the comment seemed to bring him peace; it was a bittersweet goodbye. Hitchcock died in 1980, followed by Bergman in 1982.
Her famous love affair with the war photographer, Robert Capa was the basis for Alfred Hitchcock's Rear Window (1954).
When Ernest Hemingway told her she would have to cut off her hair for the role of Maria in For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943), she shot back, "To get that part, I'd cut my head off!" She would rehearse tirelessly until any hour of the night, begging to repeat a scene long after the director was satisfied.
Her luck was as phenomenal as her talent. In New York City, a Swedish couple praised a film of hers to their son, an elevator operator in the apartment building where one of film producer David O. Selznick's young talent scouts lived. Six months later, Ingrid was on her way to Hollywood. "I owe my whole career to that elevator boy", she would say laughingly.
Industrialist Howard Hughes once bought every available seat from New York to Los Angeles to be sure she would accept a ride in his private plane.
During the making of Casablanca (1942), Humphrey Bogart's wife Mayo Methot continually accused him of having an affair with Bergman, often confronting him in his dressing room before a shot. Bogart would come onto the set in a rage.
Her daughter, Pia Lindström, with first husband Petter Lindstrom, is a television personality and actress. Another daughter, Isabella Rossellini, became a model and actress, and has appeared in such films as Blue Velvet (1986), Immortal Beloved (1994), Merlin (1998) and Don Quixote (2000).
MGM had originally cast her in the Beatrix Emery role in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1941) and Lana Turner in the Ivy Peterson role. Bergman felt the role of Ivy was more challenging and persuaded the studio to let her switch roles with Turner.
She has the distinction of having inadvertently been one of the first Hollywood performers to help break down the studio contract system.
On the first anniversary of her death, stars, friends and family came to Venice Film Festival to honor her. Among the many guests were Gregory Peck, Audrey Hepburn, Walter Matthau, Charlton Heston, Roger Moore, Claudette Colbert, Olivia de Havilland and Prince Albert of Monaco.
Swedes are very proud of Bergman. They even have "Ingrid Bergman Square" with a bust of the screen goddess looking out over the water to her former home. Her ashes were scattered over the sea nearby.
Was named #4 on The Greatest Screen Legends actress list by the American Film Institute.
To prepare for her role of Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir, in A Woman Called Golda (1982), she traveled around Israel and interviewed those who had known Golda. She spent hours studying old newsreels to master Golda's mannerisms. She was 66 years old at the time.
Her father encouraged her play-acting and even helped her find funny hats and costumes to dress up in while he photographed her.
Received a fan letter from James Stewart on his way to combat duty for World War II (1943).
One day at the studio she hooked bumpers with another car. A studio policeman found her tugging and heaving with all her might. The policeman said, "Darndest thing I ever saw. First film star I ever knew that didn't mind getting her hands dirty".
Enjoyed working with Gary Cooper, for she did not have to take off her shoes.
Received a fascinating 1939 telegram from the great Greta Garbo reading, "I would like to see you when I am free, if you would be willing".
Visited Hotel Panamonte in Panama twice, and so the suite was named after her. Flavored with vibrations from Hollywood's "Golden Heyday," her luxurious rooms retain their original décor.
Cannes jury secretary Christiane Guespin was remembering all the different stars at the festival and she said the most impressive was Bergman back in 1973 when she was President of the jury. Guespin said, "Every night, when she arrived at the evening screenings, people would stand and give her an ovation and applause. Every single night. I have never seen that happen for anyone else".
Cary Grant remembered that she had come on the set one morning and was simply out of it: "We went over and over the scene, and she was in some sort of haze. You know, she just wasn't there. But [director] Alfred Hitchcock didn't say anything. He just sat there next to the camera, pulling on his cigar. Finally, around 11 a.m., I began to see in Ingrid's eyes that she was starting to come around. And for the first time all morning, the lines were coming out right. And just then Hitchcock said, 'Cut.' Hitch just sat and looked up at Ingrid and said, quietly, 'Good morning, Ingrid' ".
In 1971, when Daily Variety had noted filmmakers select the best films and performers of the sound era, she was named Best Actress.
She had a reputation as a tough negotiator. David O. Selznick said of her, "Her angelic nature is not above being tarnished by matters of mere money".
Her arrival for her first day's work; wheeled into the studio on a bicycle and wearing sunglasses.
Her 1980 autobiography, "My Story", was a best-seller.
Lived in five interesting cities in five different countries; Stockholm, Hollywood, Rome, Paris and London.
When David O. Selznick told his prospective new 23-year-old star that they would have to change her name, cap her teeth and pluck her eyebrows, she threatened to return to Sweden.
Received the (at the time) enormous amount of $129,000 for her role in Maxwell Anderson's "Joan of Lorraine" on Broadway. She also received at least 21 awards for that play.
To promote her film Joan of Arc (1948), the studio placed an eight-story-high figure of her in white plastic armor in New York City's Times Square, at a cost of $75,000.
She and her third husband, Lars Schmidt, had their own island called Danholmen, off the coast of Sweden.
She was voted the 12th Greatest Movie Star of all time by Entertainment Weekly.
In 1960 she became the third performer to win the Triple Crown of Acting: Oscars for Gaslight (1944), Anastasia (1956), Murder on the Orient Express (1974), a Tony for "Joan of Lorraine" (1947) and Emmys in 1960 and 1982.
Won Broadway's 1947 Tony Award as Best Actress (Dramatic) for "Joan of Lorraine" - an award shared with Helen Hayes. They would later co-star in Anastasia (1956), for which she won her second Oscar.
Was a good friend of author Ernest Hemingway, whom she called "Papa." He, in turn, called her "Daughter.".
Bergman was making The Bells of St. Mary's (1945), the sequel to Going My Way (1944), when the 1944 Academy Awards ceremony took place. She, co-star Bing Crosby and director Leo McCarey had all been nominated for Oscars, Crosby and McCarey for Going My Way (1944). They all won that night, Bergman for Gaslight (1944), the first of her three Academy Awards. When she picked up her Best Actress statuette, she said, "I'm afraid that if I went on the set tomorrow without an Oscar, neither of them would speak to me.".
She was ranked #5 in the Premiere's list of "The 50 Greatest Movie Stars of All Time"
President of the jury at the Cannes Film Festival in 1973.
She and Roberto Rossellini made 6 movies together: Europe '51 (1952), Joan of Arc at the Stake (1954), Fear (1954), We, the Women (1953), Stromboli (1950) and Journey to Italy (1954).
No relation to Swedish director Ingmar Bergman, although the fact that his wife was also a Swedish actress named Ingrid Bergman--also no relation--confused matters greatly.
One of the first tall leading ladies in Hollywood in an era where most famous actresses were just over five feet.
Was originally offered the role of Princess Dragonmiroff in Murder on the Orient Express (1974). She later ended up playing Greta Ohlsson which won her an Oscar. Virtually all of her Oscar-winning performance is contained in a single scene: her interrogation by Poirot, captured in a single continuous take, nearly five minutes long.
Upon accepting her Oscar for Murder on the Orient Express (1974), she apologized to fellow actress Valentina Cortese, who was nominated for Day for Night (1973), saying that she would have deserved the award more.
She is the favorite actress of poet Cheryl Scott.
Her former French estate was up for sale for $3 million. The country compound, comprising five buildings on 18.5 acres in the pastoral town of Choisille, is located 30 minutes from the center of Paris. The property includes 10 bedrooms, eight bathrooms, a greenhouse, a 55-foot indoor-outdoor pool and a small barn.
On Broadway, her portrayal of Joan of Arc, in Maxwell Anderson's "Joan of Lorraine", won her an Antoinette Perry award--the "Tony"--the highest honor in the American theater.
Shares the distinction with actors José Ferrer, Helen Hayes and Fredric March of being the first winners of acting Tony Awards when the annual event was established in 1947.
Took acting class from Michael Chekhov in Hollywood.
Bergman and Humphrey Bogart were voted the second greatest on-screen couple of all time in a poll commissioned by British chain store Woolworths for their work in Casablanca (1942). (2005)
In DigitalDreamDoor's 100 Greatest Female Acting Performances, she was ranked 7# for Gaslight (1944), 20# for Casablanca (1942), 62# for Anastasia (1956), 67# for Notorious (1946), 74# for Spellbound (1945) and 86# for Autumn Sonata (1978).
In DigitalDreamdoor's 100 Greatest Movie Actresses, Bergman ranked third, only Katharine Hepburn and Meryl Streep topped her in the list.
Took a $7000 pay cut to appear in Casablanca (1942). David O. Selznick gave her the role, not giving her an option to take it or not.
According to her daughter, whenever anyone would come up to her and say "I loved you in Casablanca (1942)", she would look at them like she didn't know what they were talking about.
At Stockholm Arlanda airport, there is a large billboard; "Welcome To My Hometown, Ingrid Bergman, legend".
Aigner's Autumn/Winter collection was held at a runway on the Cavenagh Bridge next to the Fullerton Hotel in Singapore. The collection is inspired by Bergman, with relaxed elegance, sophistication and, of course, the trenchcoat from her scene in Casablanca (1942). The "It" bag this season is the Stromboli (named after Stromboli (1950), another of Bergman's famous movies).
Harpers & Queen magazine, along with the Getty Images Gallery, put a photographic exhibition together titled (April 2003) 'Queens of the 20th Century at Getty Images Gallery' in London which pay homage to 100 women who have defined style in the past, their ability to influence the wardrobes of their legions of fans and about "women with the most incredible sense of style". Ingrid Bergman was named first among other names like Katharine Hepburn, Grace Kelly, Madonna, Catherine Deneuve, Marilyn Monroe and Jane Fonda.
Famed French director Jean Renoir adored Ingrid. When she was in desperate straits after splitting with Roberto Rossellini, Renoir quickly got to work and wrote two things for her, the film Elena and Her Men (1956) (Elena and Her Men) and the play "Carola".
Was portrayed by daughter Isabella Rossellini in her tribute to her father, famed Italian director Roberto Rossellini, in My Dad Is 100 Years Old (2005).
The San Francisco Chronicle's "The Objects Of Our Affection" ranked her fourth in the female category after Audrey Hepburn, Sophia Loren and Marilyn Monroe.
The British magazine 'Harpers and Queen' ranked her fifth on their 'The World's 50 most Alluring Women. Audrey Hepburn was first, followed by Ava Gardner, Julie Christie, and Catherine Deneuve.
In Israel, under The Jewish National Fund, a memorial forest for Ingrid Bergman has been established as part of the Kennedy Memorial Forest near Jerusalem. On the plaque is written, 'In Memory of Ingrid Bergman, A Great Actress and An Outstanding Person'.
At Warner Brothers Studios in Burbank, there's a special area at the museum devoted strictly to Casablanca (1942) that includes Humphrey Bogart's and her clothes from the film, the film's script, its costumes, and even the small piano on which Sam "played it again" for Rick and Ilsa.
Frank Sinatra was a good friend of hers.
She considered herself somehow awkward because of her tallness. In Anastasia (1956) she suggested putting a little block under Yul Brynner. He refused, saying, "You think I want to play it standing on a box? I'll show the world what a big horse you are!".
She was sitting in a Paris bathtub in 1957, listening to the Oscars broadcast on the radio, when she heard Cary Grant, her friend for many years, accept her Best Actress award. Her Notorious (1946) and Indiscreet (1958) costar also introduced her when she returned to the Oscars in 1959 to present Gigi (1958) with Best Picture honors. The standing ovation that followed was as thunderous as any in Oscar history.
Although she played Helen Hayes' granddaughter in Anastasia (1956), she was less than 15 years younger than Hayes.
Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume One, 1981-1985, pages 67-69. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1998.
In Italy, almost all her films were dubbed by Lydia Simoneschi. Only twice, was she dubbed by another Italian actress: Dhia Cristiani in Joan of Arc (1948) and Giovanna Scotto in Casablanca (1942).
Was the first choice to play Terry McKay in An Affair to Remember (1957).
The very first Montreal World Film Festival was held in 1977. The festivities were opened by Bergman, who was joined by such greats as Fay Wray, Gloria Swanson, Howard Hawks and Jean-Luc Godard. It was the only non-competitive year of the festival's history.
Anthony Quinn had said about her, "Sometimes in motion pictures you love someone so much, but it doesn't work on the screen. And you don't like somebody and you're wonderful on the screen. The two greatest talents I worked with were Ingrid and Anna Magnani. But I would prefer to work with [Magnani], whom I didn't like, than Ingrid, whom I loved".
In DigitalDreamDoor's 100 Greatest Female Acting Performances, she was ranked #7 for Gaslight (1944), #20 for Casablanca (1942), #62 for Anastasia (1956), #67 for Notorious (1946), #74 for Spellbound (1945) and #86 for Autumn Sonata (1978).
On file at the Berlin Document Center, an archive of documents from the Nazi era, is a special certificate for her to appear in a German film. This must have been from a time very early in her career when she was still acting in Sweden, long before she came to America and is no reflection on her political views or ideals.
Early in her career, when she did Swedish films, her nickname on set was "Betterlater" due to her saying after nearly every take, "I'll be better later.".
In both her first American film (Intermezzo (1939)) and her last feature film, (Autumn Sonata (1978)), she played a concert pianist.
Was 8 months pregnant with her daughter Pia Lindström when she completed filming Only One Night (1939).
Returned to work 8 months after giving birth to her daughter Pia Lindström in order to film Intermezzo (1939).
Her mother was German, her father was Swedish.
Her children convinced her to write her autobiography.
According to a biographer, she was fond of butter cookies.
Was ranked 5th in the list of Best Classic Actress online poll chosen by the 12,000 readers of EW magazine, behind Katharine Hepburn, Audrey Hepburn, Bette Davis and Marilyn Monroe.
Her mother, Friedel (née Adler) Bergman, died when she was only 3 years old and her father, Justus Bergman, died when she was 13.
Luchino Visconti had wanted Ingrid Bergman and Marlon Brando for leads in Senso (1954), but when Bergman's husband 'Roberto Rossellini' would not permit her to appear in the film, Brando also bowed out.
Is one of 17 actresses to have won the Triple Crown of Acting (an Oscar, Emmy and Tony); the others in chronological order are Helen Hayes, Shirley Booth, Liza Minnelli, Rita Moreno, Maureen Stapleton, Jessica Tandy, Audrey Hepburn, Anne Bancroft, Vanessa Redgrave, Maggie Smith, Ellen Burstyn, Helen Mirren, Frances McDormand, Jessica Lange, Viola Davis and Glenda Jackson.
Bergman turned down the title role in The Farmer's Daughter (1947), for which Loretta Young won an Oscar, and The Snake Pit (1948), for which Olivia de Havilland was nominated for an Oscar.
Son Roberto "Robertino" Rossellini was engaged to Princess Caroline of Monaco in 1983.
During the making of 'Goodbye Again', Bergman's co-star, 'Anthony Perkins' (who had an overwhelming fear of girls) was informed by friends that she was attracted to him, and thereafter he insisted that they were never alone when rehearsing love scenes.
Was unable to attend the 1979 Academy Award ceremony (where she was nominated Best Actress for Autumn Sonata (1978)) due to illness.
Was 3 months pregnant with her son Roberto when she completed filming Stromboli (1950).
Returned to work 18 months after giving birth to her son Roberto in order to begin filming Europe '51 (1952).
Cary Grant was one of her favorite co-stars. As with Gary Cooper, Grant was comfortable with his stature (over six feet tall), so no lifts or barefoot scenes were necessary.
One of six actors who were awarded with 3 acting Oscars, along with Meryl Streep, Jack Nicholson, Walter Brennan, Daniel Day-Lewis and Katharine Hepburn. Hepburn won 4 Oscars.
Was the favorite actress of Presidential First Lady Bess Truman and Bergman visited her at the White House on the occasion of her 61st birthday in 1946.
She was a naturalized citizen of the United States, holding dual citizenship between America and her native Sweden.
Was a registered Republican and was supportive of Dwight D. Eisenhower, Richard Nixon, and Ronald Reagan.
Is one of 14 Best Actress Oscar winners to have not accepted their Academy Award in person, Bergman's being for Anastasia (1956). The others are Katharine Hepburn, Claudette Colbert, Joan Crawford, Judy Holliday, Vivien Leigh, Anna Magnani, Sophia Loren, Anne Bancroft, Patricia Neal, Elizabeth Taylor, Maggie Smith, Glenda Jackson and Ellen Burstyn.
Gave birth to her 1st child at age 23, a daughter Pia Lindström on September 20, 1938. Child's father was her first husband, Petter Lindström.
Gave birth to her 2nd child at age 34, a son Roberto Ingmar Rossellini on February 2, 1950. Child's father was her lover [later second husband], Roberto Rossellini.
Gave birth to her 3rd and 4th children at age 36, twin daughters Isabella Rossellini and Isotta Rossellini on June 18, 1952. Children's father was her second husband, Roberto Rossellini.
Was the 24th actress to receive an Academy Award; she won the Best Actress Oscar for Gaslight (1944) at The 17th Academy Awards on March 15, 1945.
One of five Swedish actresses to be nominated for an Academy Award. The others are Greta Garbo, Lena Olin, Ann-Margret and Alicia Vikander.
First Swedish actress to be nominated for a Golden Globe award. The others are Anita Ekberg, Lena Olin, Ann-Margret, Rebecca Ferguson and Alicia Vikander.
On 20 August 2015, 9 days before the 100th anniversary of her birth, the USA and Sweden jointly issued three commemorative postage stamps in her honor. The USA issued a single 'forever' stamp, in the Legends of Hollywood series, with an original issue price of 49¢. Sweden issued two 14-krona stamps with different designs.
Tom Cruise revealed to People magazine in 2010 that his first celebrity crush was Ingrid Bergman in Notorious (1946). He chose a Bergman lookalike, Rebecca Ferguson, to be his co-star in Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (2015) after he saw her in The White Queen (2013). Ferguson's character in "Rogue Nation" is named Ilsa, just like Bergman's character in Casablanca (1942).
Was effectively blacklisted in 1949 for having an affair with director Roberto Rossellini and having a child out of wedlock with him. Bergman decided to live with Rossellini in Italy, abandoning Hollywood films and making movies with her husband in his home country. She returned to the US film industry at the end of their marriage. Her comeback movie Anastasia (1956) earned her an Oscar.
In 2015, she was featured on the official poster of the 68th Cannes Film Festival; the documentary Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words (2015) premiered at the festival and her daughter Isabella Rossellini was the president of the Un Certain Regard jury.
She and Gaslight (1944) are mentioned in The Jack Benny Program: Twilight Zone Sketch (1963), although the film is not named directly.
Mentioned in The Twilight Zone: The Bard (1963).
Provides her own dubbing in the French post-synchronized version of Anatole Litvak's "Goodbye Again" (Aimez-vous Brahms ?). [1961]
Appeared on Broadway in 1940.
A lunch of freshly-baked Swedish rye bread and a large boiled beet that Bergman served to a journalist was incorporated into Hollywood Mouth 3 (2018). One of the characters eats this lunch as a way of understanding her.
Starred in five Oscar Best Picture nominees: Casablanca (1942), For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943), Gaslight (1944), Spellbound (1945) and The Bells of St. Mary's (1945). The first of these is the only winner. All of these films were released within a four year period, with the last two in the same year.
Passed away on her 67th birthday, which was also the date (month and day) of Judgement day in Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991).
Is one of 10 actresses to have won a Best Actress Oscar for a movie in which they sing in character, hers being for Gaslight (1944). The others are Gaslight (1944), Julie Andrews, Barbra Streisand, Liza Minnelli, Ellen Burstyn, Diane Keaton, Sissy Spacek, Reese Witherspoon and Emma Stone. One could argue that Marion Cotillard belongs on this list but she mimed to Édith Piaf for La Vie en Rose (2007) rather than use her own voice.
She has appeared in three films that have been selected for the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically or aesthetically" significant: Casablanca (1942), Gaslight (1944) and Notorious (1946).
When she had her son Roberto Rossellini Jr the birth certificate listed only that he was the son of Roberto Rossellini and said that the mothers name was not known. They did this because she was still legally married to Peter Linstrom at the time and under Italian law he would have to be listed as the father of she were listed as the mother.
Her lover, Robert Capa wanted her to witness a concentration camp firsthand, but she couldn't bring herself to go: "I thought if I saw it, it would be in my mind all the time and that I would never be able to work again.".
Was fond of rich butter cookies and champagne.
Director George Cukow watched Bergman's performance in the original A Woman's Face (1938) several times during the making of the remake with Joan Crawford.
'Friends of the Cinémathèque Française', was established by Henri Langlois to help film preservation. Ingrid Bergman became an early member of the board along with Lillian Gish, Gloria Swanson, Otto Preminger, Fritz Lang, Alfred Hitchcock, King Vidor, Vincente Minnelli, Darryl F. Zanuck, and George Cukor.
Tom Cruise first celebrity crush.
Was referred to several times by Tom Cruise during The Jimmy Fallon Show (2018).
Three films of her with Hitchcock, Spellbound, Notorious and Under Capricorn were featured at the Canberra International Film Festival (2019).
Her performance in Casablanca is the favorite female performance of Rachel Weisz who said that she could watch over and over again.
To mark the 100th anniversary of Bergman's birth, a tribute called 'Ingrid Bergman: A Centennial Celebration' had been held by MoMA with a selection of films from her 50-year career-as chosen and, where possible, introduced by her children Pia Lindstrom, Isabella Rossellini, and Ingrid Rossellini. It ran through August 29 to September 10, 2015.
Bergman's Casablanca (1942) had been chosen as no 1 in the AFI 100, 100 Passions list in 2002.
A new 4K restoration of Notorious, starring Bergman and Cary Grant was screened at the BFI Southbank and to the UK cinemas. A new trailer for the film also had been revealed. August 9, 2019.
Had a wall poster of her image in the lead actress' bedroom in the movie La La Land (2016).
Has been portrayed in 'Seducing Ingrid Bergman' a 2012 novel by Chris Greenhalgh. It dramatises the real-life affair between the actress and the war photographer Robert Capa.
One of the only two actors from Sweden who ever received an Academy Awards in acting category. The other is Alicia Vikander.
Was awarded an Emmy Awards two times. First for The Turn of the Srew (1959) and A Woman Called Golda (1982) posthumously.
Her Casablanca's Ilsa was parodied by actress Kate Mckinnon in one episode of Saturday Night Life.
In 2008, Bill Clinton did an interview with Roger Ebert where he cited High Noon and Casablanca as his favorite movies. In law school, he and Hillary created a fictitious case around the characters of Casablanca.
In an interview with TV anchor Katie Couric, Barack Obama quoted The Godfather Part 1 and 2, Lawrence of Arabia and Casablanca as his most favorite movies.
Bergman's character kissing scene with Spencer Tracy's character in film Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde was featured in Cinema Paradiso (1989) closing scene.
Her TCM Star of the Month segment tribute was narrated by actress Patricia Clarkson.
Was referred to in Angela Lansbury Honorary Oscar speech (2013).
Rebecca Ferguson's character Ilsa Faust in Mission Impossible movies is an homage to Ingrid Bergman and Ilsa Lund of Casablanca.
Bergman was ranked 4th in the AFI screen legends, second highest-ranking for a foreign-born actor.
Her character Ilsa was parodied in Warner Bros cartoon Carrotblanca.
Despite her Nordic appearance, Hemingway thought Bergman would be perfect for the role of the young Spanish woman Maria in For Whom the Bell Tolls. As Bergman explains in the interview, Hemingway sent her a copy of the book with the inscription, "You are the Maria in this book.".
Her line 'Play it Sam, play As Time Goes By' (Casablanca) was ranked 28th in the AFI 100 Movies, 100 Quotes. The third highest-ranking quote from Casablanca movie which total has 6 quotes in the list.
Bergman and Bogart appeared in Tesco advert taken from their immortal final scene from Casablanca.
Immortalised in a giant mural on a public staircase off Via Fiamignano in the north Rome suburbs. The first in a series of three portraits of female icons of cinema.
Was referred to by Nicole Kidman during the after show speech after winning her 2018 SAG awards.
Her final scene in Casablanca with Bogart was spoofed by host Billy Crystal who appears as Victor Laszlo in the opening montage for the 72nd Annual Academy Awards (2000).
Has an archive at the Wesleyan University under The Ingrid Bergman Collection.
According to Pantheon website which ranking popularity by Wikipedia page views, Ingrid Bergman ranked no 1 among actors from Sweden, followed by Greta Garbo and Max Von Sydow.
Ingrid Bergman biography is available in 86 different languages on Wikipedia (making her the 41st most popular actor in Wikipedia.).
Was once referred to in Donald Trump's 'How to Get Rich' book.
The Billy Rose Tribute to Ingrid Bergman was held at Museum of Modern Art, New York City from Dec. 22, 1997 to Jan. 11, 1998.
Katharine Hepburn's niece, Katharine Houghton told that Bergman was one of the few women that Hepburn was insanely jealous of because of the fling Bergman and Spencer Tracy had had during the filming of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (1941).
Bergman was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1974, and for months she refused to see a doctor.
Film critic, Roger Ebert cited that his favorite actress was Ingrid Bergman because of the ethereal quality of her persona.
According to her daughter, Pia Lindstrom, Ingrid Bergman fell in love a lot. With Lars Schmidt, they got divorced, but he still took care of her, financially, the business thing and everything.
Ingrid Bergman has been immortalised in a giant mural on a public staircase off Via Fiamignano in the north Rome suburbs near the Ipogeo Degli Ottavi train station. Is located near Primavalle where Bergman and her husband, Roberto Rossellini, filmed many scenes from Europa '51. The first in a series of three portraits of female icons of cinema being painted by Diavù, the other icons being Michéle Mercier and Elena Sofia Ricci.
In sfgate.com's list of the greatest actresses of the 20th century, readers got to vote their choices for their most favorite movie stars. Bergman was picked at no 3 behind Katharine Hepburn and Bette Davis (1999).
Was voted in the list of 10 best actresses by the Members of The Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (2018).
Anthony Quinn was quoted as saying about Bergman: "I reckon there wasn't a man who came within a mile of her who didn't fall in love with her".
In an interview with Vanity Fair in 2016, Helen Mirren confessed that she hoped her legacy would extend beyond blood ancestors, saying, "I can watch film of Ingrid Bergman, Katherine Hepburn, you look and say, 'She was brilliant!' So I would like people to say that about me.".
In an interview with The Baltimore Sun in 2005, Donald Trump was asked who is the most beautiful woman in the US today. He replied "I'd rather not say about today, because a lot of people will get upset with me, but Ingrid Bergman, Audrey Hepburn, Sophia Loren, they are more beautiful than the so-called great beauties of these days, except for my wife, who is truly a great beauty.".
Was referred to by Nicole Kidman during the after show speech after winning her 2018 SAG awards. "I look back at the greats: Ingrid Bergman and Vivien Leigh and Jeanne Moreau and Anna Magnani. I'm a fan as well, and this is what I do.".
Was once referred to in Donald Trump's 'How to Get Rich' book. "We had a breathtaking European beauty out front who could easily rival Ingrid Bergman in her heyday, but I discovered that her ability to recognize well-known people in the United States was limited to myself and maybe President Bush. But you should have seen her. What a knockout.".
In 2018, more than 160 members of The Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association pick their list of the 10 best actresses, from Ingrid Bergman to Meryl Streep. The lineup also includes Cate Blanchett, Bette Davis, Viola Davis, Jane Fonda, Katharine Hepburn, Isabelle Huppert, Julianne Moore and Barbara Stanwyck.
On the latest list of insider.com's 56 best on-screen couples of all time, Bogart and Bergman from Casablanca nabbed the top spot calling that this is the one that all directors, producers, and casting directors strive for when they are looking for a perfect on-screen couple.
While touring US Army bases with Jack Benny, Ingrid met harmonica player, Larry Adler. Their romance ended when she met photographer Robert Capa.
It was a huge event in Fjällbacka when Ingrid came. Here comes the century's most famous film star to stay for the summer. Amazing, Ingrid soon found the peace and quiet she was looking for in Fjällbacka. The villages had great respect for her privacy. It even went so far that Ingrid complained that nobody came calling. She joined the local sailing school run by Lasse Lundberg. He became a lifelong friend and taught Ingrid and her children to sail. Ingrid then arranged a sailing competition round Dannholmen, for the children in the sailing club every year. The prices were given out on Dannholmen by Ingrid herself.
Spent many summers on Danholmen Island after she and Lars Schmidt bought a home there in 1958. And it is there that her ashes were scattered after her death in 1982.
Bergman met Lars Schmidt while she was filming Paris Does Strange Things with Jean Renoir, and they fell in love. Schmidt who had parted with his first wife and Bergman, having separated from her then-husband Italian director Roberto Rossellini, found happiness once again and were married in December 1958.
Gary Cooper was dismayed how his romance with Ingrid ended after making For Whom the Bell Tolls with her in 1943. He said 'In my whole life I've never had a woman so much in love with me as Ingrid Bergman was. The day after the picture ended, I couldn't get her on the phone.'.
Burgess Meredith worked with Ingrid Bergman on Broadway in 'Liliom' and insiders claim they had a brief fling before she ventured back to Sweden (1939).
Her granddaughter, Elettra Wiedermann wore her dress to the 2011 Met Gala.
Notorious starring Bergman and Grant is Hitchcock's daughter Patricia most favorite movie of her father.
Renoir then made a more interesting choice to create a romantic comedy for Bergman, since he always wanted to see her laugh onscreen. He decided on a political story involving a general, which underscored Bergman's grandeur that was bigger than her stardom. The film would feature three suitors to Bergman's role and was titled Elena and Her Men.
Ingrid fell heavily for director Victor Fleming when she starred opposite Spencer Tracy and Lana Turner in his film Dr Jekyll & Mr. Hyde (1941). Tracy tried hard to get her but it appears she only had eyes for Fleming. She and Tracy would eventually have an affair and it would grate on Kate Hepburn's mind for years. There were even stories of Kate staking out a hotel brandishing a shotgun, convinced that Tracy and Bergman were shacked up inside.
In 1956, a forlorn Bergman met Jean Renoir backstage on the production of his play, Orvet. Years prior, Renoir rejected her inquiry about doing a film with him, noting that she was "too big of a star" then, but when her "fall" would come he'd be "there with the net". Now, she reminded him, the time had come.
In celebrating Casablanca's 60th anniversary, all three of Bergman's daughter appeared in Larry King's Live to talk about their mother's legacy, successes and failures (2003).
Though hailed from Europe, Bergman also had relatives in the United States. She kept in close contact with her aunt Blenda, her father's sister, as well as Blenda's son Carl and grandson Norman. Ingrid and Norman exchanged letters and met in different locations throughout the USA, France, and England.
Has a wax figure displayed at Madame Tussauds, Hollywood, California.
Has a statue of her as Ilsa Lund from an InfiniteStatue's collection.
Rossellini, during their marriage would not let Bergman work with other directors.
Michael Parkinson who interviewed Bergman in 1971, admitted to falling in love with her the first time he saw her on screen at his local cinema.
Despite Rossellini's resistance, she left him to make a film, Elena and Her Men with Jean Renoir, and later acted in a Parisian stage production of Robert Anderson's Tea and Sympathy, during which she had a possible affair with the playwright.
Signed a contract with UFA to work in Germany. After seeing the control the Nazis had over production there, however, she'd walked away from the deal after making just one film, The Four Companions (1938). She later regret her decision, perhaps the only decision she had regret in her whole life.
Ingmar Bergman chose to write about Dollar for Aftonbladet in 2000, praising its "poise and perfectionism"-qualities that he felt typified Molander's comedies. As for Ingrid Bergman, he pronounced her "beautifully alluring" in the film.
In 1938, Bergman was voted "most admired movie star" of the previous year in a poll of thirty thousand Swedish film fans. She was only 23 years old.
Mathias Weimann, the German actor who was playing Bergman's husband in Fear (1956) talked her into leaving Rosellini.
In Fear (1956), Bergman was doing two versions, one German, one English.
Rossellini was against Bergman working with other directors. Zeffirelli, Fellini, Visconti and Di Sica all wanted to work with Bergman and they were furious with Rosselini because he would not let them.
Bergman's producer husband, Lars Schmidt produced three of her TV appearances; 24 Hours in a Woman's Life (CBS-TV, 1961), Hedda Gabler (CBS-TV,1963) and The Human Voice (ABC-TV,1967).
Never regretted about turning down the roles in The Snake Pit and The Farmer's Daughter which won the leading actresses an Oscar.
When Bergman agreed to do Anastasia (1956), her husband Roberto Rossellini threatened to drive the Ferrari into a tree. In fact, in the past he always frightened his wife with suicide threat and it would be on Ingrid's conscience.
In early 1948, Howard Hughes made a phone call to Ingrid. She was drying off her hair with the dryer with her other hand. Hughes said "Ingrid, I just bought a studio for you. I've bought RKO. It's all yours. It's my present to you. Are you happy now?"Ingrid replied, not knowing if he was joking or not."Well, that's very nice. Thank you.
Bergman always credited Gustav Molander as the one who launched her. "I created Intermezzo for her," wrote director and co-writer Gustaf Molander, "but I was not responsible for its success. Ingrid herself made it successful through her performance. The truth is nobody discovered her. Nobody launched her. She discovered herself.".
When Bergman met Howard Hughes about the film Stromboli, he said "No, I don't want to hear the story. I'm not interested. I don't care what sort of story it is. Are you beautiful in it? Are you going to have beautiful clothes?" Ingrid laughed and replied, "No, I'm going to wear the worst and cheapest things you ever saw.".
Anthony Quinn said of her; When you like someone so much, it's like a horse riding you, and you not riding the horse. I liked Ingrid so much that I seemed to lose my identity. She was so dominant. She was too strong for the average man.".
Anthony Quinn said of her; "I don't think Ingrid wanted to dominate, but she was such an enormous personality that she dominated everything around her. I would say that falling in love with Ingrid Bergman would have been a tragedy of my life, because not being able to control a woman, or at least not having equal dominance.".
A memorial service was held for her at St. Martin-in-the-Fields, London on 14 October 1982.
Others who were considered for the role of Ilsa Lund in Casablanca (1942) included Olivia de Havilland, Rita Hayworth, Hedy Lamarr, Margaret Lockwood, Michèle Morgan, and Ann Sheridan.
On August 29, 2021, she was honored with a day of her filmography during the Turner Classic Movies Summer Under the Stars.
She replaced Heddy Lamarr in Casablanca.
First Swedish actor to win a Primetime Emmy Award. She was followed by Alexander Skarsgård in 2018.
Bergman was cremated. Some of her ashes were scattered at sea off the Swedish coast and the rest buried beside her parents in Norra begravningsplatsen, which is a major cemetery of the Stockholm urban area, located in Solna Municipality.
Daughter Isabella Rosselini bears an uncanny, striking resemblance to her mother Igrid.

Personal Quotes (57)

The best way to keep young is to keep going in whatever it is that keeps you going. With me that's work, and a lot of it. And when a job is finished, relax and have fun.
I've gone from saint to whore and back to saint again, all in one lifetime.
[to daughter Isabella Rossellini, on acting] Keep it simple. Make a blank face and the music and the story will fill it in.
People didn't expect me to have emotions like other women.
I've never sought success in order to get fame and money; it's the talent and the passion that count in success.
I remember one day sitting at the pool and suddenly the tears were streaming down my cheeks. Why was I so unhappy? I had success. I had security. But it wasn't enough. I was exploding inside.
I have no regrets. I wouldn't have lived my life the way I did if I was going to worry about what people were going to say.
Until 45 I can play a woman in love. After 55 I can play grandmothers. But between those ten years, it is difficult for an actress.
I don't regret a thing I've done. I only regret the things I didn't do.
Happiness is good health and a bad memory.
I don't worry about it because we are all growing old. If I were the only one I would worry. But we're all in the same boat, and all of my friends are coming with me. We all go toward old age. How many years left we don't know. We just have to accept it.
Time is shortening. But every day that I challenge this cancer and survive is a victory for me.
I was the shyest human ever invented, but I had a lion inside me that wouldn't shut up.
In Paris, when the picture came out [Casablanca (1942)], they weren't too pleased with it. They didn't like the political point of view. The picture was taken off immediately and was never sold to television. A while ago, it was brought in and opened in five theatres in Paris, as a new movie. They had a big gala opening where I appeared and people were absolutely crazy about it.
You must train your intuition - you must trust the small voice inside you which tells you exactly what to say, what to decide.
Be yourself. The world worships the original.
A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.
It is not whether you really cry. It's whether the audience thinks you are crying.
There are advantages to being a star, though - you can always get a table in a full restaurant.
I always felt guilty. My whole life.
I don't think anyone has the right to intrude in your life, but they do. I would like people to separate the actress and the woman.
I can do everything with ease on the stage, whereas in real life I feel too big and clumsy. So I didn't choose acting; acting chose me.
I have grown up alone. I've taken care of myself. I worked, earned money and was independent at 18.
I have had my different husbands, my families. I am fond of them all and I visit them all. But deep inside me there is the feeling that I belong to show business."
I made so many films which were more important, but the only one people ever want to talk about is that one with [Humphrey Bogart].
Having a home, husband, and child ought to be enough for any woman's life. I mean, that's what we are meant for, isn't it? But still I think every day is a lost day. As if only half of me is alive. The other half is pressed down in a bag and suffocated.
If you took acting away from me, I'd stop breathing.
Acting is the best medicine in the world - if you're not feeling well, it goes away because you are busy thinking about something that isn't yourself. We actors are very fortunate people.
Cancer victims who don't accept their fate, who don't learn to live with it, will only destroy what little time they have left.
[Cary Grant] is quite remarkable, you know. I think [Audrey Hepburn] is now too old for him, and in his next picture he will be making love to someone like Jane Fonda.
No form of art goes beyond ordinary consciousness as film does, straight to our emotions, deep into the twilight of the soul.
I always wanted to do comedies but nobody discovered this until my old age. They think all Swedes are like [Greta Garbo].
I am happy I was born Swedish because this means having a tough education -- at least it was in my time. But I couldn't live there, even when I was in my 20s. Sweden is too far from the rest of the world psychologically. There you feel confined on an island.
I work so hard before the camera and on the stage that I have neither the desire nor the energy to act in my private life
Hollywood was a terribly lonely place for me. I had wonderful associations with Humphrey Bogart, Gregory Peck, and all the others while I worked with them, but after they left the studios at night, they retired to their own circle of friends.
Because I'm a Swede I always suffer in films, drive audiences out into the night sobbing. Look at The Bells of St. Mary's (1945). I was happy and gay but there had to be something wrong. So they gave me TB.
[filming Anastasia (1956)] Yul Brynner was shorter, I suggested putting a little block under him. 'You think I want to play it standing on a box? I'll show the world what a big horse you are!' I never had a complex about my height after that.
[on Casablanca (1942)] I never knew how the picture was going to end, if I was really in love with my husband or Bogart. So I had no idea how I should play the character. I kept begging them to give me the ending but they'd say, 'We haven't made up our minds. We'll shoot it both ways'. We did the first ending and they said,'That's good, we won't bother with the other'.
[on Jean Renoir]: A force for life in everything he touches. A god and a poet!
[on the uproar over her unconcealed affair with director Roberto Rossellini] No one, not the politicians in the US Senate, the press nor the priesthood--no one but I can decide how I should live.
I suppose some of me was in Ilsa, because an actress does draw upon her feelings and her experiences when she brings to life a character like Ilsa. Ilsa never grows old, nor fat.
I feel sometimes people are disappointed when they meet me because they are expecting Ilsa from Casablanca, and instead they get Ingrid from Stockholm.
Corn on the cob. When I first saw people in America eating it, they looked like they were playing harmonicas. It was so funny-looking, it made me laugh. Then I tried it and I learned right away how to do it. It tasted so much better that way, but it tasted best eaten in private with a bib or a towel, so I didn't ruin my clothes.
Films are dying every minute, especially my poor Roberto's work. I'm not worried about my big Hollywood movies. And even my Swedish films are, I understand, safe in Sweden, but the films of Roberto ... Rome: Open City and Paisan are in the archives, but maybe some of the prints aren't so very good. The other films, the ones we made together, and all of the others of his, they have been brutally cut by other people. Roberto wasn't powerful enough to get the final cut.
I always wanted to be an actress but my father, who sang well himself, wanted me to be a singer. So to please him I studied singing for three years, but got nowhere. All the time, however, I was acting for my own pleasure. I ransacked the attic for old clothes which I put on while I recited.
"I work so hard before the camera and on the stage that I have neither the desire nor the energy to act in my private life. There I prefer to be myself and forget all about audiences and look after my family.''
When I was with him, I didn't feel shy or awkward or lonely-perhaps for the first time in my life. Most of all, he was alive and he made me feel alive.
We were introduced and Petter said something to me, and I didn't hear him. I was looking at those dark eyes of Roberto's. He was very shy, and he didn't look like a movie man, not the sort I was used to anyway.
I come from Sweden and we Swedes are very different from Americans. By nature we are a more serious-minded people. Perhaps it is the ruggedness of the country and the rigors of our climate that make us so. We are not frivolous. The lighter side of life is less important. We even take our pleasures gravely.
"There was no thought of my mind that I would ever divorce Roberto. I'd have gone through hell and still stayed with him, having had such hell to marry him in the first place. Besides I could not leave him because I would have felt I had abandoned somebody that I had been part of ruining. After all, who took the first step? I did.
I didn't dare to look at Bogart with love because then I had to look at Henreid with something that was not love.
Barcelona was an unforgettable experience. It wasn't the pleasantest experience of my life, because everything in Spain starts so late.
I never had the intention of staying in Sweden. It was too far away and too small a country. I wanted to go to big places.
I was perhaps the most photographed child in Scandinavia.
Roberto couldn't work with other actresses except Anna Magnani. They were the same stock, a good mix. We weren't a good mix. The world hated the Rossellini version of me, so nothing worked.
Charles Boyer was the most intelligent actor I ever worked with, and the very nicest. Widely read, well-educated.
I was never considered a great beauty. That was Hedy Lamarr.

Salary (18)

Munkbrogreven (1935) kr1,000
Intermezzo: A Love Story (1939) $20,000 .00
Rage in Heaven (1941) $34,000 .00
Casablanca (1942) $25,000
For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943) $31,770 .83
Gaslight (1944) $75,156 .25
Spellbound (1945) $220 .000
Saratoga Trunk (1945) $69,562 .30
Arch of Triumph (1948) $175,000
Arch of Triumph (1948) $175,000 + 25% of net profits.
Joan of Arc (1948) $245,000
Stromboli (Terra di Dio) (1950) $175,000 .00 plus 40% of net profits.
Anastasia (1956) $250,000
Indiscreet (1958) $75,000 .00 + 10% of gross profits above $4,000,000
The Yellow Rolls-Royce (1964) $275,000
Cactus Flower (1969) $800,000 .00
Murder on the Orient Express (1974) $100,000 .00
A Matter of Time (1976) $250,000

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