Ingrid Bergman

Biography

Ingrid Bergman (29 August 1915 – 29 August 1982) was a Swedish actress who starred in a variety of European and American films. She won three Academy Awards, two Emmy Awards, and the Tony Award for Best Actress. She is ranked as the fourth greatest female star of American cinema of all time by the American Film Institute. She is best remembered for her roles as Ilsa Lund in Casablanca (1942), a World War II drama co-starring Humphrey Bogart and as Alicia Huberman in Notorious (1946), an Alfred Hitchcock thriller co-starring Cary Grant. Before becoming a star in American films, she had already been a leading actress in Swedish films. Her first introduction to American audiences came with her starring role in the English remake of Intermezzo in 1939. In America, she brought to the screen a "Nordic freshness and vitality", along with exceptional beauty and intelligence, and according to the St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture, she quickly became "the ideal of American womanhood" and one of Hollywood's greatest leading actresses. Her producer David O. Selznick, who called her "the most completely conscientious actress" he had ever worked with, gave her a seven-year acting contract, thereby supporting her continued success. A few of her other starring roles, besides Casablanca, included For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943), Gaslight (1944), The Bells of St. Mary's (1945), Alfred Hitchcock's Spellbound (1945), Notorious (1946), and Under Capricorn (1949), and the independent production, Joan of Arc (1948). In 1950, after a decade of stardom in American films, she starred in the Italian film Stromboli, which led to a love affair with director Roberto Rossellini while they were both already married. The affair created a scandal that forced her to return to Europe until 1956, when she made a successful Hollywood comeback in Anastasia, for which she won her second Academy Award, as well as the forgiveness of her fans. Many of her personal and film documents can be seen in the Wesleyan University Cinema Archives.

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Birth Place

Stockholm, Suède

Birth Date

8/29/1915

Death Date

8/29/1982
Known For
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Casablanca

Ilsa Lund

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Spellbound

Dr. Constance Petersen

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Notorious

Alicia Huberman

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Autumn Sonata

Charlotte Andergast

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Under Capricorn

Lady Henrietta Flusky

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The Inn Of The Sixth Happiness

Gladys Aylward

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For Whom the Bell Tolls

María

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The Bells Of St. Mary's

Sister Mary Benedict

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Journey to Italy

Katherine Joyce

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Stromboli, Land of God

Karen

Starring In
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Dream Girl: The Making of Marilyn Monroe

Self (archive footage)

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Marilyn - Made in Hollywod

Ilsa Lund (archive footage)

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My Name Is Alfred Hitchcock

Self (archive footage)

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I Am Alfred Hitchcock

Self (archive footage)

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Les mille et une vies de Yul Brynner

Self (archive footage)

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Sunset Over Mulholland Drive

Ilsa Lund (archive footage) (uncredited)

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78/52: Hitchcock's Shower Scene

Alicia Huberman / Dr. Constance Petersen (archive footage)

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The Fabulous Allan Carr

Self (archive footage)

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Ingrid Bergman in Her Own Words

Herself (archive footage)

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And the Oscar Goes To...

Herself (archive footage)

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The War of the Volcanoes

Self (archive footage)

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Smash His Camera

Self (archive footage)

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Hollywood on the Tiber

Herself (archive footage)

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Glorious Technicolor

Self (archive footage)

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Theremin - An Electronic Odyssey

Actress in 'Spellbound' Clip (archive footage) (uncredited)

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The first 100 Years of Cinema

Herself (archive footage)

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Orson Welles: The One-Man Band

Self (segment "Salute to Orson Welles") (archive footage)

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That's Entertainment III

Performer in Film Clip (archive footage) (uncredited)

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You Must Remember This: A Tribute to 'Casablanca'

Self (archive footage)

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Anthony Quinn: An Original

Herself (archive footage)

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Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid

(in "Notorious") (archive footage)

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Golda Meir

Golda Meir

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Autumn Sonata

Charlotte Andergast

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A Matter of Time

Contessa Sanziani

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The Magic Flute

Woman in Audience (uncredited)

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Murder on the Orient Express

Greta

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The Hideaways

Mrs. Frankweiler

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Cries and Whispers

Spectator (uncredited)

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A Walk in the Spring Rain

Libby Meredith

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Ninì Tirabusciò, la donna che inventò la mossa

Libby Meredith

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Cactus Flower

Stephanie Dickinson

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Portrait eines Produzenten - David O. Selznick in Hollywood

Herself (uncredited)

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Stimulantia

Mathilde Hartman

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First to Fight

Ilsa Lund (archive footage) (uncredited)

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The Love Goddesses

Herself (archive footage)

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The Yellow Rolls-Royce

Gerda Millett

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Hedda Gabler

Hedda Gabler

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Goodbye Again

Paula Tessier

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Auguste

Cameo Appearance (uncredited)

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The Inn Of The Sixth Happiness

Gladys Aylward

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Indiscreet

Anna Kalman

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Anastasia

Anna Koreff/Anastasia

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Elena and Her Men

Elena Sokorowska

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Journey to Italy

Katherine Joyce

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Fear

Irene Wagner

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Joan of Arc at the Stake

Giovanna d'Arco

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We, the Women

Ingrid (segment "Ingrid Bergman")

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Europe '51

Irene Girard

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Stromboli, Land of God

Karen

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Under Capricorn

Lady Henrietta Flusky

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Joan of Arc

Joan of Arc

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Arch of Triumph

Joan Madou

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Notorious

Alicia Huberman

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The Bells Of St. Mary's

Sister Mary Benedict

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Spellbound

Dr. Constance Petersen

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Saratoga Trunk

Clio Dulaine

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Breakdowns of 1944

Self (uncredited)

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Gaslight

Paula Alquist

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For Whom the Bell Tolls

María

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Casablanca

Ilsa Lund

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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Ivy Peterson

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Rage in Heaven

Stella Bergen

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Los Cuatro Hijos de Adán

Emilie Gallatin

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June Night

Kerstin Norbäc - aka Sara Nordanå

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Intermezzo: A Love Story

Anita

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A Woman's Face

Anna Holm, aka Anna Paulsson

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Dollar

Julia Balzar

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Die vier Gesellen

Marianne Kruge

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Intermezzo

Anita Hoffman

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På Solsidan

Eva Bergh

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The Count of the Old Town

Elsa

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Les Swedenhielm

Astrid

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Walpurgis Night

Lena Bergström

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