Isabella Rossellini

Biography

Born: Isabella Fiorella Elettra Giovanna Rossellini June 18, 1952 in Rome, Italy Isabella Fiorella Elettra Giovanna Rossellini (born 18 June 1952) is an Italian actress, filmmaker, author, philanthropist, and model. Rossellini is noted for her 14-year tenure as a Lancôme model, and for her roles in films such as Blue Velvet and Death Becomes Her. Rossellini is the daughter of Swedish actress Ingrid Bergman and Italian director Roberto Rossellini. She has three siblings from her mother: her twin sister Isotta Ingrid Rossellini, who is an adjunct professor of Italian literature; a brother, Robertino Ingmar Rossellini; and a half-sister, Pia Lindström, who formerly worked on television and is from her mother's first marriage with Petter Lindström. She has four other siblings from her father's two other marriages: Romano (died at age 9), Renzo, Gil, and Raffaella. Rossellini was born in Rome, and raised there, as well as in Santa Marinella and Paris. She underwent an operation for appendicitis at the age of five.At 13, she was diagnosed with scoliosis. In order to correct it, she had to undergo an 18 month ordeal of painful stretchings, body casts, surgery on her spine using pieces of one of her shin bones (used to add supports for the individual vertebrae without risking foreign body rejection issues), and a recovery from that surgery. Consequently, she has permanent incision scars on her back and shin. At 19, she went to New York, where she attended Finch College, while working as a translator and a RAI television reporter. She also appeared intermittently on L'altra Domenica ("The Other Sunday"), a TV show featuring Roberto Benigni. However, she did not decide to stay full time in New York until her marriage to Martin Scorsese (1979–1982).

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Birth Name

Isabella Fiorella Elettra Giovanna Rossellini

Birth Place

Rome, Lazio, Italy

Birth Date

6/18/1952
Known For
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Blue Velvet

Dorothy Vallens

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Immortal Beloved

Anna Marie Erdödy

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Fearless

Laura Klein

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Odyssey, The

Athena

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Monte Walsh

'Countess' Martine

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Napoleon

Joséphine de Beauharnais

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Cousins

Maria Hardy

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The Saddest Music in the World

Lady Helen Port-Huntley

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Marcel the Shell with Shoes On

Connie

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Tough Guys Don't Dance

Madeleine Regency

Starring In
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Conclave

Sister Agnes

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Spaceman

Commissioner Tuma

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La Chimera

Flora

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Cat Person

Dr. Enid Zabala

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Can Creativity Save the World?

Self

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Problemista

Narrator (voice)

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Italia. Il Fuoco, la Cenere

Self

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Marcel the Shell with Shoes On

Connie

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Silent Life

Gabriella Guglielmi

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Pompeii: Sin City

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The Rossellinis

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Helmut Newton: The Bad and the Beautiful

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Vita & Virginia

Lady Sackville

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Incredibles 2

Ambassador (voice)

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The Gospel According to André

Herself

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Larger Than Life: The Kevyn Aucoin Story

Self

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Così Parlò de Crescenzo

Herself

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Joy

Trudy

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Ingrid Bergman in Her Own Words

Herself

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Closet Monster

Buffy

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Senza Lucio

Herself

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Enemy

Mother

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The Dandelions

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The Zigzag Kid

Lola

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Chicken with Plums

Parvine

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Late Bloomers

Mary

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Keyhole

Hyacinth

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The Solitude of Prime Numbers

Adele

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My Dog Tulip

Ms. Canvenini (voice)

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Two Lovers

Ruth Kraditor

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The Accidental Husband

Mrs. Bollenbecker

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Infected

Carla Plume

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Infamous

Marella Agnelli

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Brand Upon the Brain!

Narrator (voice)

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Marcello Mastroianni: Il Fascino Discreto della Normalità

Self (archive footage)

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The Architect

Julia Waters

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The Feast of the Goat

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De Caunes/Garcia - Le meilleur de Nulle Part Ailleurs 2... suite et fin!

Self (archive footage)

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Heights

Liz

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The Tulse Luper Suitcases, Part 2: Vaux to the Sea

Mme. Moitessier

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Alias - The Complete 4 Season

Katya Derevko (5 episodes, 2004-2005)

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The Saddest Music in the World

Lady Helen Port-Huntley

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The Tulse Luper Suitcases, Part 1: The Moab Story

Mme. Moitessier

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Monte Walsh

'Countess' Martine

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Roger Dodger

Joyce

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Napoleon

Joséphine de Beauharnais

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Empire

La Colombiana

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Don Quixote

De Hertogin

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The Sky Is Falling

Katchen

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Merlin

Nimue 2 episodes, 1998

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The Impostors

The Veiled Queen

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Left Luggage

Mrs Kalman

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Odyssey, The

Athena

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The Funeral

Clara

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Big Night

Gabriella

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Le Crime du Siècle

Anna Hauptmann

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Croce e Delizia

Henriette

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Immortal Beloved

Anna Marie Erdödy

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Wyatt Earp

Big Nose Kate

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The Innocent

Maria

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Fearless

Laura Klein

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Death Becomes Her

Lisle Von Rhuman

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Gallant Ladies

Victoire

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Wild at Heart

Perdita Durango

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Cousins

Maria Hardy

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Red Riding Hood

Lady Jean

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Ojos Negros

La Signora (uncredited)

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Siesta

Marie

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Tough Guys Don't Dance

Madeleine Regency

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Blue Velvet

Dorothy Vallens

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White Nights

Darya Greenwood

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Il resto del Pap'occhio

Self

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In the Pope's Eye

Isabella

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A Matter of Time

Sister Pia

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