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Overview (4)

Born in Sollefteå, Västernorrlands län, Sweden
Died in Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden  (cancer)
Birth NameIngrid Lilian Thulin
Height 5' 6¼" (1.68 m)

Mini Bio (2)

Ingrid trained as a ballet dancer and attended Stockholm's Royal Dramatic Theatre. She came to fame thanks to Bergman's "Wild Strawberries". She acted in 9 Ingmar Bergman's films. Her fame allowed her to act in Luchino Visconti's "The Damned" in 1969. Ingrid Thulin lived in Rome since the 1960's. She came back to Sweden for her health treatment recently.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Flo

Along with the legendary Bibi Andersson, Liv Ullmann, Eva Dahlbeck, and Harriet Andersson, icy blonde Ingrid Thulin became one of the preeminent Swedish femme stars of Ingmar Bergman's grim, emotional film masterpieces. Born in northern Sweden, she studied ballet as a child and attended the Royal Dramatic Theatre in Stockholm. She worked in a number of Bergman's stage productions before moving to films in the late 40s. After co-starring in the classic Wild Strawberries (1957), the film that catapulted Bergman to the international film front, she shared a Cannes Film Festival award with Dahlbeck and Bibi Andersson for their participation in Bergman's Brink of Life (1958). She continued with the director in The Face (1958) Winter Light (1962), The Silence (1963), for which she won the Swedish version of the "Oscar" ("Guldbagge"), Hour of the Wolf (1968), and Cries and Whispers (1972), all the while breaking out internationally. Other important non-Bergman works include the British melodrama Return from the Ashes (1965) with Maximillian Schell and Samantha Eggar, and the controversial Visconti drama The Damned (1968). She made less of an impression in America opposite Robert Mitchum in Foreign Intrigue (1956) and in the pallid remake of The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1962), in which her voice was dubbed by Angela Lansbury. She also made herself briefly known on Broadway in the short-lived production "Of Love Remembered" in 1967, and appeared on TV in the mini-series Moses, the Lawgiver" starring Burt Lancaster. Second husband Harry Schein was the founder of the Swedish Film Institute. Married in the late 1950s, they divorced in 1989. She lived in Rome since the 1960s, but returned to Stockholm for treatment of an undisclosed illness when she died at age 77.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Gary Brumburgh / gr-home@pacbell.net

Spouse (2)

Harry Schein (1956 - 1989) ( divorced)
Claes Sylwander (1952 - 1955) ( divorced)

Trade Mark (2)

Cool, refined beauty
Often played "snow-covered volcano" types (women whose icy surface mask untold passions or desires)

Trivia (11)

Studied at the Royal Dramatic Theatre School in Stockholm.
From the mid-50s she emerged as one of the finest dramatic stage and screen actresses of her country.
One of Ingmar Bergman's favorite actresses. They made 10 movies together: A Dream Play (1963), The Magician (1958), After the Rehearsal (1984), Winter Light (1963), Brink of Life (1958), The Rite (1969), Wild Strawberries (1957), The Silence (1963), Hour of the Wolf (1968) and Cries & Whispers (1972).
Her father was a fisherman in a small town in Northern Sweden.
Trained as a ballet dancer in Stockholm and then as an actress at the Royal Dramatic Theatre.
In The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1962), her lines were dubbed by Angela Lansbury.
Head of jury at the Berlin International Film Festival in 1980.
She took ballet lessons as a child.
Spoke English, French, and Italian fluently.
Her co-star Dirk Bogarde stated that she deserved an Oscar for her performance in The Damned (1969).
She was considered for the role of A. in Last Year at Marienbad (1961), but Delphine Seyrig was cast instead. Ingrid later went on to work with Alain Resnais in The War Is Over (1966).

Personal Quotes (1)

To counteract the assumption that Ingmar Bergman was hardly light-minded: "We worked lightly even in the heaviest parts."

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