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Ingrid Bergman

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Swedish actress who was simply immortalized when she played out Ilsa Lund in the 1942 film Casablanca. She was rated as the 4th greatest actress ever from the American Film Institute. She analyzed at Sweden’s Royal Dramatic Theater College. She was in lots of hit films, including For Whom the Bell Tolls and Gaslight. She wedded Petter Lindstom in 1937, as well as the few welcomed their just daughter, Pia, 2 yrs later. She made an appearance in Casablanca with famous acting professional Humphrey Bogart.

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Full Name Ingrid Bergman
Date Of Birth August 29, 1915
Died August 29, 1982, Chelsea, London, United Kingdom
Place Of Birth Stockholm, Sweden
Height 1.75 m
Profession Movie Actress
Education Dramatens elevskola
Nationality Swedish
Spouse Lars Schmidt, Roberto Rossellini, Aron Lindström
Children Isabella Rossellini, Pia Lindström, Ingrid Rossellini, Renato Roberto Giusto Giuseppe Rossellini
Parents Justus Samuel Bergman, Friedel Bergman
Awards Academy Award for Best Actress, Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture – Drama, Tony Award for Best Lead Actress in a Play, BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie, Honorary César, Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress In A Mini-series or Motion Picture Made for Television, David di Donatello for Best Foreign Actress, National Board of Review Award for Best Actress, National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actress, Volpi Cup for Best Actress, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Single Performance by an Actress (Lead or Support), David di Donatello Golden Medal of the Minister of Tourism Award
Nominations Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, BAFTA Award for Best Foreign Actress, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Single Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role, Laurence Olivier Award for Actress of the Year in a Revival
Movies Casablanca, Notorious, Gaslight, Autumn Sonata, Spellbound, Stromboli, Journey to Italy, The Bells of St. Mary's, Murder on the Orient Express, For Whom the Bell Tolls, Anastasia, Indiscreet, Joan of Arc, Under Capricorn, Cactus Flower, Elena and Her Men, Europe '51, Adam Had Four Sons, Intermezzo, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Rage in Heaven, A Woman Called Golda, The Inn of the Sixth Happiness, The Visit, Goodbye Again, Saratoga Trunk, Arch of Triumph, The Count of the Old Town, June Nights, The Yellow Rolls-Royce, Joan of Arc at the Stake, The Four Companions, A Matter of Time, A Walk in the Spring Rain, A Woman's Face, Fear, Swedenhielms Family, Stimulantia, From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, Walpurgis Night, Hedda Gabler, Theremin: An Electronic Odyssey, Roberto Rossellini, Only One Night, Twenty-Four Hours in a Woman's Life, Ocean Breakers, Dollar, The War of the Volcanoes, Ingrid Bergman
TV Shows A Woman Called Golda, Startime
Star Sign Virgo

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#Fact
1Provides her own dubbing in the French post-synchronized version of Anatole Litvak's "Goodbye Again" (Aimez-vous Brahms ?). [1961]
2Mentioned in The Twilight Zone: The Bard (1963).
3She and Gaslight (1944) are mentioned in The Jack Benny Program: Twilight Zone Sketch (1963), although the film is not named directly.
4In 2015, she was featured on the official poster of the 68th Cannes Film Festival; the documentary Jag är Ingrid (2015) premiered at the festival and her daughter Isabella Rossellini was the president of the Un Certain Regard jury.
5Was 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.
6Tom 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).
7On 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.
8First Swedish actress to be nominated for a Golden Globe award. The others are Anita Ekberg, Lena Olin, Ann-Margret and Rebecca Ferguson.
9One of four Swedish actresses to be nominated for an Academy Award. The others are Greta Garbo, Lena Olin and Ann-Margret.
10Was 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.
11Gave 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.
12Gave birth to her 2nd child at age 34, a son Roberto Ingmar Rossellini (Roberto Rossellini) on February 2, 1950. Child's father was her lover [later second husband], Roberto Rossellini.
13Gave 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.
14Is 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.
15Was a registered Republican and was supportive of Dwight D. Eisenhower, Richard Nixon, and Ronald Reagan.
16She was a naturalized citizen of the United States, holding dual citizenship between America and her native Sweden.
17Was 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.
18One 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.
19Cary 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.
20Returned to work 18 months after giving birth to her son Roberto in order to begin filming Europe '51 (1952).
21Was 3 months pregnant with her son Roberto when she completed filming Stromboli (1950).
22Was unable to attend the 1979 Academy Award ceremony (where she was nominated Best Actress for Autumn Sonata (1978)) due to illness.
23During 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.
24Son Roberto "Robertino" Rossellini was engaged to Princess Caroline of Monaco in 1983.
25Bergman 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.
26Is one of 15 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 and Jessica Lange.
27Luchino 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.
28Her mother, Friedel (née Adler) Bergman, died when she was only 3 years old and her father, Justus Bergman, died when she was 13.
29Was 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.
30According to a biographer, she was fond of butter cookies.
31Her children convinced her to write her autobiography.
32Her mother was German, her father was Swedish.
33Returned to work 8 months after giving birth to her daughter Pia Lindström in order to film Intermezzo: A Love Story (1939).
34Was 8 months pregnant with her daughter Pia Lindström when she completed filming Only One Night (1939).
35In both her first American film (Intermezzo: A Love Story (1939)) and her last feature film, (Autumn Sonata (1978)), she played a concert pianist.
36Early 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.".
37On 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.
38In 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).
39Anthony 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".
40The 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.
41Was the first choice to play Terry McKay in An Affair to Remember (1957).
42In Italy, almost all her films were dubbed by Lidia Simoneschi. Only twice, was she dubbed by another Italian actress: Dhia Cristiani in Joan of Arc (1948) and Giovanna Scotto in Casablanca (1942).
43Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume One, 1981-1985, pages 67-69. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1998.
44Although she played Helen Hayes' granddaughter in Anastasia (1956), she was less than 15 years younger than Hayes.
45She 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.
46She 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!".
47Frank Sinatra was a good friend of hers.
48At 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.
49In 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 wrote, 'In Memory of Ingrid Bergman, A Great Actress and An Outstanding Person'.
50The 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.
51The San Francisco Chronicle's "The Objects Of Our Affection" ranked her fourth in the female category after Audrey Hepburn, Sophia Loren and Marilyn Monroe.
52Was portrayed by daughter Isabella Rossellini in her tribute to her father, famed Italian director Roberto Rossellini, in My Dad Is 100 Years Old (2005).
53Famed 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".
54Harpers & 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.
55Aigner'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).
56At Stockholm Arlanda airport, there is a large billboard; "Welcome To My Hometown, Ingrid Bergman, legend".
57According 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.
58Took 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.
59In DigitalDreamdoor's 100 Greatest Movie Actresses, Bergman ranked third, only Katharine Hepburn and Meryl Streep topped her in the list.
60In 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).
61Bergman 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)
62Took acting class from Michael Chekhov in Hollywood.
63Shares 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.
64On 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.
65Her 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.
66She is the favorite actress of poet Cheryl Scott.
67Upon 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.
68Was 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.
69One of the first tall leading ladies in Hollywood in an era where most famous actresses were just over five feet.
70No 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.
71She and Roberto Rossellini made 6 movies together: Europe '51 (1952), Giovanna d'Arco al rogo (1954), Fear (1954), Siamo donne (1953), Stromboli (1950) and Journey to Italy (1954).
72President of the jury at the Cannes Film Festival in 1973.
73She was ranked #5 in the Premiere's list of "The 50 Greatest Movie Stars of All Time"
74Bergman 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.".
75Was a good friend of author Ernest Hemingway, whom she called "Papa." He, in turn, called her "Daughter.".
76Won 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.
77In 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.
78She was voted the 12th Greatest Movie Star of all time by Entertainment Weekly.
79She and her third husband, Lars Schmidt, had their own island called Danholmen, off the coast of Sweden.
80To 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.
81Received 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.
82When 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.
83Lived in five interesting cities in five different countries; Stockholm, Hollywood, Rome, Paris and London.
84Her 1980 autobiography, "My Story", was a best-seller.
85Her arrival for her first day's work; wheeled into the studio on a bicycle and wearing sunglasses.
86She 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".
87In 1971, when Daily Variety had noted filmmakers select the best films and performers of the sound era, she was named Best Actress.
88Cary 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' ".
89Cannes 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".
90Visited 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.
91Received 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".
92Enjoyed working with Gary Cooper, for she did not have to take off her shoes.
93One 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".
94Received a fan letter from James Stewart on his way to combat duty for World War II (1943).
95Her father encouraged her play-acting and even helped her find funny hats and costumes to dress up in while he photographed her.
96To 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.
97Was named #4 on The Greatest Screen Legends actress list by the American Film Institute.
98Swedes are very proud of Bergman. They even have "Ingrid Bergman Square" with a statue of the screen goddess looking out over the water to her former home. Her ashes were scattered over the sea nearby.
99On 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.
100She has the distinction of having inadvertently been one of the first Hollywood performers to help break down the studio contract system.
101MGM 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.
102Her 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).
103During 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.
104Industrialist 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.
105Her 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.
106When 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.
107Her famous love affair with the war photographer, Robert Capa was the basis for Alfred Hitchcock's Rear Window (1954).
108On 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.
109Cary Grant, her great friend, accepted her Anastasia (1956) Oscar at the 29th Annual Academy Awards (1957).
110Her 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.
111She broke her foot at the beginning of the American run of "The Constant Wife" and played the next five weeks in a wheelchair.
112She 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.".
113At 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'.
114Sergio 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).
115Was fluent in English, Swedish, French, German and Italian.
116She 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.
117Bergman and Sean Connery had topped a list of "greatest actors of all time" compiled by 50,000 readers of German magazine Funk Uhr.
118Turned down the role opposite Charlton Heston in Planet of the Apes (1968).
119Many 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.
120Has a type of rose named after her, called the Ingrid Bergman rose.
121Former mother-in-law of Martin Scorsese.
122She 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 (Giovanna d'Arco al rogo (1954)).
123Attempts 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.
124Chosen by Empire magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history (#30). [1995]
125Ashes scattered at sea off the coast of Sweden.
126Folk 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.
127Married Lars Schmidt in Caxton Hall next to Westminster Abbey, London, England, UK.
128In 1933 she enrolled at the Royal Dramatic Theatre School in Stockholm but later changed to films instead.


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Woman Called Golda1982TV MovieGolda Meir
Autumn Sonata1978Charlotte Andergast
A Matter of Time1976Contessa Sanziani
Murder on the Orient Express1974Greta
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler1973Mrs. Frankweiler
The Bob Hope Show1972TV SeriesIngrid Bergman
A Walk in the Spring Rain1970Libby Meredith
Cactus Flower1969Stephanie Dickinson
ABC Stage 671967TV Series
Stimulantia1967Mathilde Hartman
The Human Voice1966TV MovieA Woman
The Yellow Rolls-Royce1964Gerda Millett
The Visit1964Karla Zachanassian
Hedda Gabler1962TV MovieHedda Gabler
Auguste1961Cameo Appearance (uncredited)
Goodbye Again1961Paula Tessier
Twenty-Four Hours in a Woman's Life1961TV MovieClare Lester
Startime1959TV SeriesGoverness
The Inn of the Sixth Happiness1958Gladys Aylward
Indiscreet1958Anna Kalman
Anastasia1956Anna Koreff
Elena and Her Men1956Elena Sokorowska
Giovanna d'Arco al rogo1954Giovanna d'Arco (Joan of Arc)
Fear1954Irene Wagner
Journey to Italy1954Katherine Joyce
Siamo donne1953Ingrid (segment "Ingrid Bergman")
Europe '511952Irene Girard
Stromboli1950Karen
Under Capricorn1949Lady Henrietta Flusky
Joan of Arc1948Joan of Arc
Arch of Triumph1948Joan Madou
Notorious1946Alicia Huberman
The Bells of St. Mary's1945Sister Mary Benedict
Saratoga Trunk1945Clio Dulaine
Spellbound1945Dr. Constance Petersen
Gaslight1944Paula Alquist
For Whom the Bell Tolls1943María
Casablanca1942Ilsa Lund
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde1941Ivy Peterson
Rage in Heaven1941Stella Bergen
Adam Had Four Sons1941Emilie Gallatin
Juninatten1940Kerstin Norbäck
Intermezzo: A Love Story1939Anita Hoffman
Only One Night1939Eva Beckman
A Woman's Face1938Anna Holm, aka Anna Paulsson
Die vier Gesellen1938Marianne Kruge
Dollar1938Julia Balzar
Katt över vägen1937ShortWoman in mirror
Intermezzo1936/IAnita Hoffman
På solsidan1936Eva Bergh
Walpurgis Night1935Lena Bergström, Johan's Secretary
Swedenhielms Family1935Astrid
The Surf1935Karin Ingman
Munkbrogreven1935Elsa
Landskamp1932Girl Waiting in Line (uncredited)

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 41st Annual Academy Awards1969TV Special performer: "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang"
The Inn of the Sixth Happiness1958performer: "THE CHILDREN'S MARCHING SONG THIS OLD MAN", "Onward Christian Soldiers" uncredited
Arch of Triumph1948performer: "Long After Tonight" 1948 - uncredited
The Bells of St. Mary's1945performer: "Vårvindar friska" - uncredited
Saratoga Trunk1945performer: "Ah Suzette Chere" - uncredited
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde1941"See Me Dance the Polka", uncredited
Intermezzo: A Love Story1939"Rustles Of Spring [Fruhlingsrauschen] Op.32 No.3" 1896 / performer: "Intermezzo" 1936, "Piano Concerto in A op 16"
Only One Night1939performer: "Polonaise in A flat, Op.53 'Heroic'" 1842, "Charlie is My Darling"
Intermezzo1936/I"Intermezzo" 1936, "Rustles Of Spring [Fruhlingsrauschen] Op.32 No.3" 1896
Swedenhielms Family1935performer: "Du månäpple,jag kan et ta' ner Dig" - uncredited
Munkbrogreven1935performer: "I gyllene bojor" - uncredited

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Visit1964co-producer

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
1 a Minute2010Documentary in memory of: Battled Breast Cancer
Dieter & Andreas1989Short grateful acknowledgment

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Women I Love: Beautiful But Funny1982TV MovieHerself
Ingrid Bergman at the National Film Theatre1981TV Movie documentaryHerself
Apostrophes1980TV SeriesHerself
Chaos Supersedes E.N.S.A..1980TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself - Interviewee
Ingrid Bergman Story1980TV MovieHerself
The Dick Cavett Show1978-1980TV SeriesHerself
Ingrid Bergman: An All-Star Salute1979TV MovieHerself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Alfred Hitchcock1979TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Making of Autumn Sonata1978DocumentaryHerself
The Second Annual West End Theatre Awards1977TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
Hollywood Greats1977TV Series documentaryHerself
Film '721976TV SeriesHerself
La nuit des Césars1976TV Series documentaryHerself - César d'Honneur
Dinah!1975TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 47th Annual Academy Awards1975TV SpecialHerself - Winner & Presenter
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Orson Welles1975TV SpecialHerself
Parkinson1973TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 26th Annual Tony Awards1972TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
Tribute to Bogart1972TV Movie documentaryHerself - Interviewee
Omnibus1971TV Series documentaryHerself
The David Frost Show1971TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Hinter der Leinwand1970TV Series documentaryHerself
Neues aus der Welt des Films1970TV SeriesHerself
Langlois1970DocumentaryHerself
Hollywood: The Selznick Years1969TV Movie documentaryHerself (uncredited)
Dim Dam Dom1969TV SeriesHerself
The 41st Annual Academy Awards1969TV SpecialHerself - Presenter & Performer
Bogart1967TV Movie documentaryHerself
The 38th Annual Academy Awards1966TV SpecialHerself
Pappa Sandrew1964Documentary short
Gala de l'union1963TV SeriesHerself
Cinépanorama1956-1960TV Series documentaryHerself
The 31st Annual Academy Awards1959TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Best Picture
Small World1959TV SeriesHerself
The Steve Allen Plymouth Show1957-1958TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself - Recipient
Today1957TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 29th Annual Academy Awards1957TV Special documentaryHerself - Winner: Best Actress in a Leading Role & Presenter: Best Director (taped)
Caesar's Hour1957TV SeriesHerself
Film Fanfare1956TV SeriesHerself
Behind the Screen1956Documentary shortHerself
Kort möte med familjen Rossellini1953ShortHerself
American Creed1946ShortHerself
Swedes in America1943Documentary shortHerself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
La otra sala: Clásicos2016TV Series documentary
Jag är Ingrid2015DocumentaryHerself
Talking Pictures2015TV Series documentaryAlicia Huberman / Herself
Welcome to the Basement2014TV SeriesIlsa Lund
And the Oscar Goes To...2014TV Movie documentaryHerself
Alfred Hitchcock: Master of Suspense2013DocumentaryHerself
Arena2012TV Series documentaryHerself
Liv & Ingmar2012DocumentaryHerself
La guerra dei vulcani2012DocumentaryHerself
Universum2011TV Series documentaryHerself
Paavo, a Life in Five Courses2010Herself
Smash His Camera2010DocumentaryHerself
A Night at the Movies: The Suspenseful World of Thrillers2009TV Movie documentary
Hollywood sul Tevere2009DocumentaryHerself
Il était une fois...2006-2009TV Series documentaryHerself
American Masters1998-2009TV Series documentaryGladys Aylward
Warner at War2008TV Movie documentary
Thank Heaven! The Making of 'Gigi'2008Video documentaryHerself
Hollywood contra Franco2008DocumentaryMaría
Mike Douglas: Moments & Memories2008VideoHerself
Agatha Christie: A Woman of Mystery2007Video documentaryGreta (in 'Murder on the Orient Express')
On the Lot2007TV Series
Rossellini - Bergman, l'amour du cinéma2007TV Movie documentaryHerself
Boffo! Tinseltown's Bombs and Blockbusters2006DocumentaryAlicia Huberman Ilsa Lund (uncredited)
Ciclo Agatha Christie2005TV Series documentaryHerself
Robert Capa, l'homme qui voulait croire à sa légende2004TV Movie documentaryHerself
Legenden2003TV Series documentaryHerself
As Time Goes By: The Children Remember2003Video documentary shortHerself
Sendung ohne Namen2002TV Series documentaryHerself
Roberto Rossellini: Frammenti e battute2000DocumentaryHerself / Karin / Irene / ...
Federico Fellini - un autoritratto ritrovato2000DocumentaryHerself
ABC 2000: The Millennium1999TV Special documentary
Biography1998-1999TV Series documentaryHerself
Reputations1999TV Series documentaryHerself
E! Mysteries & Scandals1999TV Series documentaryHerself
Intimate Portrait1999TV Series documentaryHerself
Classified X1998TV Movie documentaryHerself
Glorious Technicolor1998TV Movie documentaryHerself
Parkinson: The Interviews1997TV SeriesHerself
Rossellini sotto il vulcano1997TV Movie documentaryKaren
Great Performances1988-1996TV SeriesHerself
Nitrato d'argento1996Documentary uncredited
Ingrid Bergman Remembered1996TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Good, the Bad & the Beautiful1996TV Special documentaryHerself
Bogart: The Untold Story1996TV Movie documentaryIlsa Lund (uncredited)
Orson Welles: The One-Man Band1995DocumentaryHerself (segment "Salute to Orson Welles")
The First 100 Years: A Celebration of American Movies1995TV Movie documentaryHerself
100 Years at the Movies1994TV Short documentaryHerself
That's Entertainment! III1994DocumentaryPerformer in Film Clip (uncredited)
Theremin: An Electronic Odyssey1993DocumentaryDr. Constance Petersen (uncredited)
The 65th Annual Academy Awards1993TV SpecialHerself
Rossellini visto da Rossellini1993DocumentaryHerself
O Espectador que o Cinema Esqueceu1991Short
When Harry Met Sally...1989Actress in Film (uncredited)
Murphy Brown1989TV SeriesHerself / opening credits
Cinema Paradiso1988Ivy Peterson (uncredited)
Nyolc évszak1987TV Mini-SeriesIlsa Lund
Ingrid1984DocumentaryHerself
Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid1982F.X. Huberman
Il était une fois: Le gala de l'union des artistes1980TV Movie documentaryHerself
Bob Hope's World of Comedy1976TV MovieHerself
Texaco Presents: A Quarter Century of Bob Hope on Television1975TV SpecialHerself
Camera Three1972TV Series
Play It Again, Sam1972Ilsa Lund (uncredited)
First to Fight1967Ilsa Lund (uncredited)
The Car That Became a Star1965Documentary shortGerda Millett
The Love Goddesses1965DocumentaryHerself
Hollywood: The Great Stars1963TV Movie documentaryHerself (uncredited)
Beach Casanova1962Herself (uncredited)
Hollywood: The Fabulous Era1962TV Movie documentaryHerself
Project XX1960TV Series documentaryHerself - Actress
Let's Go to the Movies1949Documentary shortAlicia Huberman (uncredited)
Screen Snapshots: Photoplay Gold Medal Awards1948ShortHerself
The Fabulous Allan Carr2017DocumentaryHerself
20th Century Women2016Ilsa Lund (uncredited)
Hotellet2016DocumentaryHerself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1998OFTA Film Hall of FameOnline Film & Television AssociationActing
1983Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionA Woman Called Golda (1982)
1982Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a SpecialA Woman Called Golda (1982)
1982Golden Medal of the Minister of TourismDavid di Donatello Awards
1979NSFC AwardNational Society of Film Critics Awards, USABest ActressHöstsonaten (1978)
1979DavidDavid di Donatello AwardsBest Foreign Actress (Migliore Attrice Straniera)Höstsonaten (1978)· Liv Ullmann
1978NBR AwardNational Board of Review, USABest ActressHöstsonaten (1978)
1978NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest ActressHöstsonaten (1978)
1976Honorary CésarCésar Awards, France
1975OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actress in a Supporting RoleMurder on the Orient Express (1974)
1975BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Supporting ActressMurder on the Orient Express (1974)
1960Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameMotion PictureOn 8 February 1960. At 6759 Hollywood Blvd.
1960Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Single Performance by an Actress (Lead or Support)Startime (1959)
1958NBR AwardNational Board of Review, USABest ActressThe Inn of the Sixth Happiness (1958)
1957OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actress in a Leading RoleAnastasia (1956)
1957Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Actress - DramaAnastasia (1956)
1957DavidDavid di Donatello AwardsBest Actress (Migliore Attrice)Anastasia (1956)
1956NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest ActressAnastasia (1956)
1954BambiBambi AwardsBest Actress - InternationalViaggio in Italia (1954)
1953BambiBambi AwardsBest Actress - InternationalEuropa '51 (1952)
1953Silver RibbonItalian National Syndicate of Film JournalistsEuropa '51 (1952)
1952Volpi CupVenice Film FestivalBest ActressEuropa '51 (1952)
1952BambiBambi AwardsBest Actress - InternationalNotorious (1946)
1951BambiBambi AwardsBest Actress - InternationalUnder Capricorn (1949)
1951Silver RibbonItalian National Syndicate of Film JournalistsBest Foreign Actress in Italian Film (Migliore Attrice Straniera in Film Italiano)Stromboli (1950)
1949Most Popular Female StarPhotoplay Awards
1948Most Popular Female StarPhotoplay Awards
1947Most Popular Female StarPhotoplay Awards
1946NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest ActressSpellbound (1945)
1946Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest ActressThe Bells of St. Mary's (1945)
1946Sour AppleGolden Apple AwardsLeast Cooperative Actress
1945OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actress in a Leading RoleGaslight (1944)
1945Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest ActressGaslight (1944)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1979OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actress in a Leading RoleHöstsonaten (1978)
1979Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Actress in a Motion Picture - DramaHöstsonaten (1978)
1970Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Actress - Comedy or MusicalCactus Flower (1969)
1961Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Single Performance by an Actress in a Leading RoleTwenty-Four Hours in a Woman's Life (1961)
1960Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsTop Female Star10th place.
1959Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsTop Female Star5th place.
1959Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Actress - DramaThe Inn of the Sixth Happiness (1958)
1959Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Actress - Comedy or MusicalIndiscreet (1958)
1959BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Foreign ActressThe Inn of the Sixth Happiness (1958)
1949OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actress in a Leading RoleJoan of Arc (1948)
1946OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actress in a Leading RoleThe Bells of St. Mary's (1945)
1944OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actress in a Leading RoleFor Whom the Bell Tolls (1943)

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1978LAFCA AwardLos Angeles Film Critics Association AwardsBest ActressHöstsonaten (1978)
1958Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsTop Female Star
1955BambiBambi AwardsBest Actress - InternationalNon credo più all'amore (La paura) (1954)
1950BambiBambi AwardsBest Actress - InternationalJoan of Arc (1948)
1944NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest ActressGaslight (1944)

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

#Quote
1[on Jean Renoir]: A force for life in everything he touches. A god and a poet!
2[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'.
3[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.
4Because 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.
5Hollywood 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.
6I 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
7I 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.
8I always wanted to do comedies but nobody discovered this until my old age. They think all Swedes are like [Greta Garbo].
9No form of art goes beyond ordinary consciousness as film does, straight to our emotions, deep into the twilight of the soul.
10[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.
11Cancer victims who don't accept their fate, who don't learn to live with it, will only destroy what little time they have left.
12Acting 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.
13If you took acting away from me, I'd stop breathing.
14Having 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.
15I made so many films which were more important, but the only one people ever want to talk about is that one with [Humphrey Bogart].
16I 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."
17I have grown up alone. I've taken care of myself. I worked, earned money and was independent at 18.
18I 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.
19I 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.
20I always felt guilty. My whole life.
21There are advantages to being a star, though - you can always get a table in a full restaurant.
22It is not whether you really cry. It's whether the audience thinks you are crying.
23A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.
24Be yourself. The world worships the original.
25You must train your intuition - you must trust the small voice inside you which tells you exactly what to say, what to decide.
26In 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.
27I was the shyest human ever invented, but I had a lion inside me that wouldn't shut up.
28Time is shortening. But every day that I challenge this cancer and survive is a victory for me.
29I 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.
30Happiness is good health and a bad memory.
31I don't regret a thing I've done. I only regret the things I didn't do.
32Until 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.
33I 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.
34I 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.
35I've never sought success in order to get fame and money; it's the talent and the passion that count in success.
36People didn't expect me to have emotions like other women.
37[to daughter Isabella Rossellini, on acting] Keep it simple. Make a blank face and the music and the story will fill it in.
38I've gone from saint to whore and back to saint again, all in one lifetime.
39The 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.

#Trademark
1Performances in dramas where her characters were put through harrowing emotional wringers
2Tall, naturally-curvaceous frame

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