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Mother of Isabella Rossellini, Isotta Rossellini and Pia Lindstršm
In 1933 she enrolled in the Royal Theatre of Dramatic Art but later changed to films instead.
Married Lars Schmidt in Caxton Hall next to Westminster Abbey, London, UK
Folksinger 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.
(1995) Chosen by Empire magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history (#30).
Biography from Leonard Maltin's Movie Encyclopedia:
Radiant, almost ethereally beautiful Swedish actress, forever immortalized as Ilsa Lund, the star-crossed heroine of Casablanca (1942), to whom Humphrey Bogart's Rick utters the deathless line, "Here's looking at you, kid." A former student at Stockholm's Royal Dramatic Theater School, she became a leading lady immediately upon entering Sweden's film industry in 1934. Her costarring turn in Intermezzo (1936), later brought to the attention of producer David O. Selznick, inspired him to remake the film in Hollywood with Bergman reprising her role opposite Leslie Howard. The film's critical and commercial success instantly established Bergman as a star, and she appeared in Adam Had Four Sons, Rage in Heaven and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (all 1941, improbably but successfully cast as "bad girl" Ivy in the last-named film) before going to Warner Bros. to costar with Bogie in Casablanca the making of which was fraught with so many problems (including daily script rewrites) that the players were convinced it would be a failure. No one was more surprised than Bergman when it became a hit twice-both upon initial release and, in the 1960s, as the cornerstone of a Bogart cult.
For the next few years it seemed as though Bergman was incapable of a career misstep. She was widely praised for her turns in For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943, nominated for an Academy Award), Gaslight (1944, winning an Oscar for her harrowing characterization of Charles Boy er's persecuted wife), Spellbound (for Alfred Hitchcock), Saratoga Trunk, The Bells of St. Mary's (all 1945, particularly well received-and Oscar-nominated-as a nun in the last-named film), Notorious (1946, also for Hitchcock), and Joan of Arc (1948, a little old for, but effective in, the title role, snagging yet another Oscar nomination). But her squeaky-clean image was sullied when she deserted her husband and daughter to become the live-in lover of Italian director Roberto Rossellini. Bergman appeared for Rossellini in several European films, beginning with Stromboli (1949), but her movies were virtually banned from American screens owing to vitriolic attacks on her character from a wide range of civic groups.
Bergman's career wasn't "rehabilitated" until 1956, when director Anatole Litvak cast her as an amnesiac coaxed into impersonating the daughter of a Russian czar in Anastasia (1956), a performance that won her a second Oscar and reopened Hollywood doors for her. Having married Rossellini in 1950, Bergman was by this time raising three children (one of whom would later become an actress herself) and had no great desire to return to Tinseltown, although she starred in American-financed films shot in Europe, including Indiscreet, The Inn of the Sixth Happiness (both 1958), Goodbye Again (1961), The Visit and The Yellow RollsRoyce (both 1964). She finally returned to Hollywood for Cactus Flower (1969), in which she was poorly cast as a prim nurse to dentist Walter Matthau. She won her third Oscar as a standout in the all-star cast of Murder on the Orient Express (1974), first of the lavish Agatha Christie whodunits of the 1970s and 1980s. She went back to Europe and was importuned by Vincente Minnelli to support his daughter Liza in A Matter of Time (1976), a perfectly dreadful affair. Bergman finished her career working for countryman Ingmar Bergman in Autumn Sonata (1978), earning an Oscar nomination as a concert pianist who locks horns with her daughter, Liv Ullmann. Her swan songequally notable-was an Emmy-winning performance as Israeli prime minister Golda Meir in the TV miniseries "A Woman Called Golda" (1982). Her daughters are TV personality Pia Lindstrom and actress Isabella Rossellini. Her autobiog raphy, "Ingrid Bergman: My Story," was published in 1972.