171 Facts About Ingrid Bergman


Ingrid Bergman was a Swedish actress who starred in a variety of European and American films, television movies, and plays.


Ingrid Bergman won numerous accolades, including three Academy Awards, two Primetime Emmy Awards, a Tony Award, four Golden Globe Awards, BAFTA Award and a Volpi Cup.


Ingrid Bergman is one of only four actresses to have received at least three acting Academy Awards.


Ingrid Bergman made three films with Alfred Hitchcock: Spellbound, with Gregory Peck, Notorious, opposite Cary Grant and Under Capricorn, alongside Joseph Cotten.


Ingrid Bergman had a successful return to working for a Hollywood studio in Anastasia, winning her second Academy Award for Best Actress.


In later years, Ingrid Bergman won her third Academy Award, this one for Best Supporting Actress, for her role in Murder on the Orient Express.


In 1974, Ingrid Bergman discovered she was suffering from breast cancer but continued to work until shortly before her death on her sixty-seventh birthday.


Ingrid Bergman was born on 29 August 1915 in Stockholm, to a Swedish father, Justus Samuel Bergman, and his German wife, Frieda "Friedel" Henriette Auguste Louise Bergman, who was born in Kiel.


Ingrid Bergman's parents married in Hamburg on 13 June 1907.


Ingrid Bergman was raised an only child, as two older siblings had died in infancy before she was born.


Justus Ingrid Bergman had wanted his daughter to become an opera star and had her take voice lessons for three years.


Ingrid Bergman sent her to the Palmgrenska Samskolan, a prestigious girls' school in Stockholm where Bergman was reportedly neither a good student nor popular.


Ingrid Bergman made his daughter one of his favorite photographic subjects.


Ingrid Bergman enjoyed dancing, dressing up and acting in front of her father's lenses.


In 1929, when Ingrid Bergman was around 14, her father died of stomach cancer.


Ingrid Bergman then lived with her maternal aunt Hulda and her husband Otto, who had five children of their own.


Ingrid Bergman visited her other maternal aunt, Elsa Adler, whom the young girl called Mutti according to family lore.


Ingrid Bergman later said she "knew from the beginning that [she] wanted to be an actress", sometimes wearing her deceased mother's clothing, and staging plays in her father's empty studio.


Ingrid Bergman spoke Swedish and German as first languages, English and Italian, and French.


Ingrid Bergman acted in each of these languages at various times.


Ingrid Bergman received a scholarship to the state-sponsored Royal Dramatic Theatre School, where Greta Garbo had some years earlier earned a similar scholarship.


Ingrid Bergman's first speaking role was a small part in Munkbrogreven.


Ingrid Bergman played Elsa, a maid in a seedy hotel, being pursued by the leading man, Edvin Adolphson.


Ingrid Bergman starred in Ocean Breakers, in which she played a fisherman's daughter, and then in Swedenhielms, where she had the opportunity to work alongside her idol Gosta Ekman.


Ingrid Bergman played Lena, a secretary in love with her boss, Johan, who is unhappily married.


In 1936, in On the Sunny Side, Ingrid Bergman was cast as an orphan from a good family who marries a rich older gentleman.


Ingrid Bergman only agreed to appear if only she could star in the studio's next film project, En kvinnas ansikte.


Ingrid Bergman later acted in Dollar, a Scandinivian screwball comedy.


Ingrid Bergman had just been voted Sweden's most admired movie star in the previous year and received top billing.


The film required Ingrid Bergman to wear heavy make-up, as well as glue, to simulate a burned face.


Ingrid Bergman signed a three-picture contract with UFA, the German major film company, although she only made one picture.


Ingrid Bergman appeared in eleven films in her native Sweden before the age of twenty-five.


Ingrid Bergman's characters were always plagued with uncertainty, fear, and anxiety.


Ingrid Bergman's first acting role in the United States was in Intermezzo: A Love Story by Gregory Ratoff which premiered on 22 September 1939.


Ingrid Bergman accepted the invitation of Hollywood producer David O Selznick, who wished her to star in the English-language remake of her earlier Swedish film Intermezzo.


Ingrid Bergman arrived in Los Angeles on 6 May 1939 and stayed at the Selznick home until she could find another residence.


Ingrid Bergman was accepted without having to modify her looks or name, despite some early suggestions by Selznick.


Ingrid Bergman was aware that her natural good looks would compete successfully with Hollywood's "synthetic razzle-dazzle".


Intermezzo became an enormous success and as a result, Ingrid Bergman became a star.


Ingrid Bergman was hailed as a fine new talent, and received many positive reviews.


Brooks Atkinson of The New York Times reviewed that Ingrid Bergman seemed at ease, and commanded the stage that evening.


Ingrid Bergman plays Kerstin, a woman who has been shot by her lover.


Ingrid Bergman was loaned out of David O Selznick's company, to appear in three films which were released in 1941.


Ingrid Bergman was supposed to play the "good girl" role of Dr Jekyll's fiancee but pleaded with the studio that she should play the "bad girl" Ivy, the saucy barmaid.


On 30 July 1941 at the Lobero Theatre in Santa Barbara, Ingrid Bergman made her second stage appearance in Anna Christie.


Ingrid Bergman co-starred with Humphrey Bogart in the film; this remains her best-known role.


Ingrid Bergman played the role of Ilsa, the former love of Rick Blaine and wife of Victor Laszlo, fleeing with Laszlo to the United States.


Ingrid Bergman's opinion came from seeing her in her first American role, Intermezzo.


Agee believed that Ingrid Bergman has truly studied what Maria might feel and look like in real life, and not in a Hollywood film.


Ingrid Bergman won her first Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance.


Ingrid Bergman played a nun opposite Bing Crosby, for which she received her third consecutive nomination for Best Actress.


In Spellbound, Ingrid Bergman played Dr Constance Petersen, a psychiatrist whose analysis could determine whether or not Dr Anthony Edwardes, played by Gregory Peck, is guilty of murder.


On 5 October 1946, Ingrid Bergman appeared in Joan of Lorraine at the Alvin Theatre in New York.


Ingrid Bergman had championed the role since her arrival in Hollywood, then chose to appear on the Broadway stage in Anderson's play.


Ingrid Bergman wrote to him in 1949, expressing her admiration and suggesting that she make a film with him.


Spoto notes that Ingrid Bergman had, by virtue of her roles and screen persona, placed herself "above all that".


Ingrid Bergman had played a nun in The Bells of St Mary's, and a virgin saint in Joan of Arc.


Ingrid Bergman's husband played by Alexander Knox soon copes, but Irene seems to need a purpose in life to assuage her guilt of neglecting her son.


Swedish Daily reported that Ingrid Bergman seems vague, cool and lacking in charisma.


Ingrid Bergman was hurt by mostly negative reviews from the media of her native land.


In Fear, Ingrid Bergman plays a businesswoman, who runs a pharmaceutical company founded by her husband.


Ingrid Bergman is having an affair with a man whose ex-lover, turns up and blackmails her.


The woman demands money, threatening to tell her husband about the affair if Ingrid Bergman doesn't pay her off.


Under constant threats, Ingrid Bergman is pressed to the point of committing suicide.


Ingrid Bergman was aware of Rossellini's directing style before filming, as the director had earlier written to her explaining that he worked from "a few basic ideas, developing them little by little" as a film progressed.


Rossellini then was accused of ruining her successful career by taking her away from Hollywood, while Ingrid Bergman was seen as the impetus for Rossellini abandoning the aesthetic style and socio-political concerns of Neo-Realism.


Rossellini's films during the Ingrid Bergman era ponder issues of complex psychology as depicted by Ingrid Bergman in films like Stromboli, Europa '51 and Journey to Italy.


Candice Russell, commented that Ingrid Bergman is the best thing in the film.


In 1956, Ingrid Bergman starred in a French adaptation of stage production of Tea and Sympathy.


Ingrid Bergman is happy in her new marriage, her three children by Rossellini are beautiful, and she adores them.


Ingrid Bergman plays a successful London stage actress, Anna Kalman, who falls in love with Philip Adams, a diplomat played by Cary Grant.


Ingrid Bergman later starred in the 1958 picture The Inn of the Sixth Happiness, based on a true story about Gladys Aylward, a Christian missionary in China who, despite many obstacles, was able to win the hearts of the natives through patience and sincerity.


Ingrid Bergman made her first post-scandal public appearance in Hollywood at the 30th Academy Awards in 1959, as presenter of the award for Best Picture, and received a standing ovation when introduced.


Ingrid Bergman presented the award for Best Motion Picture together with Cary Grant, with whom she had recently starred in Indiscreet.


Ingrid Bergman made her television debut in an episode of Startime, an anthology show, which presented dramas, musical comedies, and variety shows.


Ingrid Bergman played a governess to two little children, who are haunted by the ghost of their previous caretaker.


Also in 1960, Ingrid Bergman was inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame with a motion pictures star at 6759 Hollywood Boulevard.


Ingrid Bergman played a bereaved wife, in love with a younger man she has known for only 24 hours.


Ingrid Bergman later starred in Goodbye Again as Paula Tessier, a middle-aged interior decorator who falls in love with Anthony Perkins' character, who is fifteen years her junior.


Ingrid Bergman played the titular character opposite Michael Redgrave and Ralph Richardson.


Ingrid Bergman plays Karla Zachanassian, the world's richest woman, who returns to her birthplace, seeking revenge.


That same year, although known chiefly as a film star, Ingrid Bergman appeared in London's West End, working with stage star Michael Redgrave in A Month in the Country.


Ingrid Bergman took on the role of Natalia Petrovna, a lovely headstrong woman, bored with her marriage and her life.


In 1966, Ingrid Bergman acted in only one project, an hour-long television version of Jean Cocteau's one-character play, The Human Voice.


In 1967, Ingrid Bergman was cast in a short episode of Swedish anthology film, Stimulantia.


Ingrid Bergman returned as both a presenter and a performer during the 41st Annual Academy Awards in 1969.


Ingrid Bergman wished to work in American films again, following a long hiatus.


Ingrid Bergman starred in Cactus Flower released in 1969, with Walter Matthau and Goldie Hawn.


Ingrid Bergman played Libby, the middle-aged wife of a New York professor.


Ingrid Bergman accompanies him on his sabbatical in the Tennessee mountains, where he intends to write a book.


Ingrid Bergman meets a local handyman, Will Cade, and they form a mutual attraction.


Ingrid Bergman took on the role of a woman whose husband has taken up with a woman half her age.


Ingrid Bergman made an appearance in one episode of The Bob Hope Show in 1972.


Ingrid Bergman said that the remarks had been difficult to forget, and had caused her to avoid the country for nine years.


Ingrid Bergman plays the titular character, a wealthy recluse who befriends two children who are seeking "treasure" in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.


Also that year, Ingrid Bergman was the president of the jury at the 1973 Cannes Film Festival.


The Daily Telegraph found the play "unusually entertaining", while Harold Hobson of The Sunday Times was still peeved at Ingrid Bergman for playing yet another English woman with a "strange accent".


Ingrid Bergman became one of the few actresses ever to receive three Oscars when she won her third for her performance in Murder on the Orient Express.


Ingrid Bergman insisted on playing the much smaller role of Greta Ohlsson, the old Swedish missionary.


Ingrid Bergman had chosen a very small part, and I couldn't persuade her to change her mind.


Ingrid Bergman loved the idea, and made the most of it.


Ingrid Bergman made a speech of acceptance that praised his films and the "compassion that marked all his works" as well as his teaching of both young filmmakers and audiences.


Also in 1975, Ingrid Bergman attended the AFI tribute to Orson Welles.


Ingrid Bergman joked that she hardly knew Welles and they only invited her because she was working across the street.


In 1976, Ingrid Bergman was the first person to receive France's newly created Honorary Cesar, a national film award.


Ingrid Bergman appeared in A Matter of Time, by Vincente Minnelli, which premiered on 7 October 1976.


From 1977 to 1978, Ingrid Bergman returned to the London's West with Wendy Hiller in Waters of the Moon.


Ingrid Bergman played Helen Lancaster, a rich, self-centred woman whose car becomes stuck in a snowdrift.


Ingrid Bergman did not attend the awards, due to her illness.


Ingrid Bergman was battling cancer at the time of the filming.


Ingrid Bergman was pleased with the overwhelming critical acclaim for Autumn Sonata.


In 1979, Ingrid Bergman hosted the AFI's Life Achievement Award Ceremony for Alfred Hitchcock.


Ingrid Bergman was honored with the Illis Quorum, the medal given to artists of significance by the King of Sweden.


Finally that year, Ingrid Bergman played the starring role in a television mini-series, A Woman Called Golda, about the late Israeli prime minister Golda Meir.


Chandler notes that the role " had a special significance for her, as during World War II, Ingrid Bergman felt guilty because she had so misjudged the situation in Germany".


Ingrid Bergman was always a little vulnerable, courageous, but vulnerable.


Ingrid Bergman's daughter said that Bergman identified with Golda Meir, because she, too had felt guilty.


Ingrid Bergman tried to strike a balance between home and work responsibilities and deal with "the inability to be in two places at one time".


Ingrid Bergman was often ill during the filming, recovering from the mastectomy and the removal of lymph nodes.


Four months after the filming was completed, Ingrid Bergman passed away on her 67th birthday.


On 10 July 1937, at the age of 21, in Stode, Ingrid Bergman married a dentist, Petter Aron Lindstrom, who later became a neurosurgeon.


In between films, Ingrid Bergman travelled to New York and stayed at their small rented stucco house, her visits lasting from a few days to four months.


Ingrid Bergman insisted she draw the line between her professional life and her personal life, as he had a "professional dislike for being associated with the tinseled glamor of Hollywood".


Ingrid Bergman thought she was too absorbed with her professional popularity and image, and was full of vanity.


Ingrid Bergman returned to Europe after the scandalous publicity surrounding her affair with Italian director Roberto Rossellini during the filming of Stromboli in 1950.


Ingrid Bergman begged Lindstrom for a divorce and contact with their daughter Pia, but he refused.


Ingrid Bergman was treated harshly by the conservative Swedish press, with some Swedish journalists going as far as claiming that she had destroyed the international reputation of Sweden.


Edwin C Johnson stated that "under the law, no alien guilty of turpitude can set foot on American soil again" and that Bergman had "deliberately exiled herself from this country that was so good to her".


Rossellini's cousin, Renzo Avanzo, was worried that Ingrid Bergman would deflect Rossellini from making pictures he should be making.


Ingrid Bergman was possessive and would not allow Bergman to work for anyone else.


Ingrid Bergman met with the Prime Minister of India, Pandit Nehru, in London to get permission for Rossellini to leave India.


On 21 December 1958, Ingrid Bergman married Lars Schmidt, a theatrical entrepreneur from a wealthy Swedish shipping family.


In October 1978, Ingrid Bergman gave an interview, regarding what was to be her last film role.


Ingrid Bergman played a classical concert pianist, who valued her career more than motherhood and caring for her two daughters.


Ingrid Bergman said that this role reminded her of the times when she had to "leave" her own daughters.


Ingrid Bergman left some provisions for Rossellini's niece, Fiorella, her maid in Rome, and her agent's daughter, Kate Brown.


Ingrid Bergman had affairs with her directors and co-stars in the 1940s.


Spencer Tracy and Ingrid Bergman briefly dated during the filming of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.


Ingrid Bergman later had an affair with Gary Cooper while shooting For Whom The Bell Tolls.


Ingrid Bergman had a brief affair with musician Larry Adler when she was travelling across Europe entertaining the troops in 1945.


Ingrid Bergman phoned one day to inform her that he had just bought RKO as a present for her.


In June 1945, Ingrid Bergman was passing through Paris, on her way to Berlin to entertain American soldiers.


Ingrid Bergman was a Lutheran, once saying of herself, "I'm tall, Swedish, and Lutheran".


Ingrid Bergman formed a lifelong friendship with her Notorious co-star, Cary Grant.


Ingrid Bergman retired to her apartment in Cheyne Gardens, London after the film had finished where she underwent chemotherapy.


On 29 August 1982 at midnight on her 67th birthday, Ingrid Bergman died in London.


Ingrid Bergman was cremated at a private funeral ceremony attended only by close relatives and five friends.


Ingrid Bergman was often associated with vulnerable yet strong characters who were in love but were troubled by anxiety and fear.


Ingrid Bergman could be rigid and stubborn in her acting approach.


Roger Ebert echoed the same observation when he cited that Ingrid Bergman has her way of looking into a man's face.


For writer Susan Kerr, Ingrid Bergman might have the greatest downcast eyes in history.


Ingrid Bergman coaxed her to be more understated and neutral, while his camera concentrated the expression in the micro-movement of her face.


Susan White, one of the contributing authors in A Companion to Alfred Hitchcock, argued that while Ingrid Bergman was one of his favorite collaborators, she is not the quintessential Hitchcock blonde.


Ingrid Bergman is more like "a resistant and defiant blonde", in contrast to Grace Kelly type.


Dan Callahan, a prominent film writer commented that there is an element of suspense when watching how Ingrid Bergman, who was a polyglot, emotes, enhanced by her voice and the way she read her lines.


Ingrid Bergman wrote that Bergman was less effective while speaking in French and German, as if she were void of creative energy.


Ingrid Bergman portrayed women in extra-marital affairs in Intermezzo and Casablanca, prostitutes in Arch of Triumph and Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, and a villainess in Saratoga Trunk.


The news of Ingrid Bergman's death was widely reported by mainstream media across the United States and Europe.


Ingrid Bergman was a very strong lady with great desires and emotions and she led a colorful life.


Ingrid Bergman went to Alaska during World War II to entertain US Army troops.


Ingrid Bergman arrived in Paris on 6 June 1945 with Jack Benny, Larry Adler and Martha Tilton where they stayed at The Ritz Hotel.


Ingrid Bergman's performance was rather limited; she couldn't sing, she couldn't play an instrument, she didn't have the humour of Jack Benny.


University of California, Berkeley hosted a lecture, where journalist and film critic, Ulrika Knutson called Ingrid Bergman "a pioneering feminist".


Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words, is a 2015 Swedish documentary film, directed by Stig Bjorkman, which was made to celebrate her centennial.


The stamp art features a circa 1940 image of Ingrid Bergman taken by Laszlo Willinger, with a colorized still of Ingrid Bergman from Casablanca as the selvage photograph.


Ingrid Bergman's Ilsa inspired the role of "Ilsa Faust" played by Swedish actress Rebecca Ferguson in Mission Impossible film series.


Ingrid Bergman was told by Tom Cruise and director McQuarrie to review Notorious, Casablanca as well as several of Bergman's films as preparation for her role.


Ingrid Bergman has a wax figure of her displayed at Madame Tussaud's, Hollywood, California.


Ingrid Bergman became the second actress to win three Academy Awards for acting: two for Best Actress, and one for Best Supporting Actress.


Ingrid Bergman is tied for second place in Oscars won with Walter Brennan, Jack Nicholson, Meryl Streep, Frances McDormand, and Daniel Day-Lewis.


In 1960, Ingrid Bergman became the second actress to complete the American Triple Crown of Acting status, after winning an Emmy Award.