Ingrid Bergman

Ingrid Bergman

Movie Actress

Ingrid Bergman was a Swedish actress who starred in a variety of European and American films, television movies, and plays. With a career spanning five decades, she is often regarded as one of the most influential screen figures in cinematic history.

Full Name
Aug 29, 1915
Aug 29, 1982
5′ 9″
Net Worth


Ingrid Bergman was born on August 29, 1915, in Stockholm, Sweden. Her zodiac sign is Virgo, and her ethnicity is Swedish. She was the oldest child of Justus Samuel Bergman and his wife Friedel Adler Bergman. Ingrid had two siblings, named Margareta and Stig. She studied at the Royal Dramatic Theatre School in Stockholm from 1934 to 1937.

In 1939, Bergman starred in her first American movie, Intermezzo: A Love Story. The same year, she won an Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in Gaslight (1944). In 1948 she won a second Oscar for her role in Joan of Arc. She also acted in Alfred Hitchcock's Spellbound (1945) and Notorious (1946). In 1946 she married Italian director Roberto Rossellini with whom she had three children.

In 1956, she took a break from Hollywood to focus on theater work in Europe and supporting political causes like the anti-nuclear movement. In 1957 she returned to Hollywood with Anastasia (1956), which earned her an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress and a Golden Globe Award win for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama.

Bergman continued working until the late 1970s when she retired from acting due to ill health caused by ovarian cancer. In 1982, she received an honorary Academy Award for her career achievements; four years later she died of breast cancer at age 67 in London, England.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1915</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Ingrid Bergman is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On August 29, 1915, Ingrid Bergman was born in Stockholm, Sweden.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1935</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Begins Acting Career</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Began her acting career in the Swedish film Munkbrogreven at the age of 20.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1938</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Goes to Hollywood</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Moved to Hollywood and signed a seven year contract with David O. Selznick.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1940</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Wins Academy Award for Best Actress</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in Gaslight.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1945</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Moves to Italy</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Moved to Italy after falling in love with Italian director Roberto Rossellini.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1959</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Wins 2nd Academy Award</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Won her second Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in Anastasia.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1975</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Receives Honorary Oscar</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Received an honorary Oscar for her “luminous and unforgettable screen performances.”</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> She was a Versatile Actress</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Ingrid Bergman was an incredibly versatile actress. She was able to transition from lighthearted comedies to serious dramas, and was even able to perform in films in different languages. She won three Academy Awards for her performances in Gaslight (1944), Anastasia (1956), and Murder on the Orient Express (1974).</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> Her Passionate Performances</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Ingrid Bergman always brought her passion to the screen. She had a natural ability to draw people into her character's emotions and story. Her performances were incredibly powerful, and she was able to captivate audiences with her strong presence and intense performances.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> Her Legacy Lives On</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Ingrid Bergman’s legacy continues to live on through her numerous films and performances that have become iconic over the years. With memorable characters like Ilsa Lund in Casablanca (1942) and Anita Ekberg in La Dolce Vita (1960), Ingrid Bergman will be remembered as one of the greatest actresses of all time.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> Three Time Academy Award Winner</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Ingrid Bergman was the first actress to win three Academy Awards, for her performances in Gaslight, Anastasia and Murder on the Orient Express.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Started Acting at Age 13</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">At just 13 years old, Ingrid Bergman made her professional acting debut in a Swedish film called Munkbrogreven.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Notable Television Work</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Although she is best known for her film roles, Ingrid Bergman also had notable television credits, including a lead role in the mini series A Woman Called Golda.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Born Illegitimate</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Ingrid Bergman was born out of wedlock, and never knew who her father was. He was listed as an unknown sailor on her birth certificate.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Posthumous Oscar</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Ingrid Bergman won a posthumous Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Autumn Sonata in 1979, fifteen years after her death.</p></div>


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