Ingrid Bergman

Ingrid Bergman

Highest Rated: 100% Intermezzo (1939)

Lowest Rated: 60% Under Capricorn (1949)

Birthday: Aug 29, 1915

Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden

A highly popular actress known for her fresh, radiant beauty, Ingrid Bergman was a natural for virtuous roles but equally adept at playing notorious women. Either way, she had few peers when it came to expressing the subtleties of romantic tension. In 1933, fresh out of high school, she enrolled in the Royal Dramatic Theater and made her film debut the following year, soon becoming Sweden's most promising young actress. Her breakthrough film was Gustaf Molander's "Intermezzo" (1936), in which she played a pianist who has a love affair with a celebrated--and married--violinist. The film garnered the attention of American producer David O. Selznick, who invited her to Hollywood to do a remake. In 1939 she co-starred with Leslie Howard in that film, which the public loved, leading to a seven-year contract with Selznick. Selznick promoted Bergman's wholesomeness from the beginning. He loaned her to other studios for "Adam Had Four Sons," "Rage in Heaven" and "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" (all 1941). She then starred with Humphrey Bogart in "Casablanca" (1942), perhaps her most popular film, and was also featured with Gary Cooper in "For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943)." She won her first Oscar for her portrayal of a wife nearly driven mad by Charles Boyer in "Gaslight" (1944). The following year, Bergman had starring roles in "Saratoga Trunk," as a psychiatrist opposite Gregory Peck in Alfred Hitchcock's "Spellbound," and as a nun opposite Bing Crosby's priest in "The Bells of St. Mary's." Bergman's last picture under contract to Selznick, and probably her finest work, was Hitchcock's "Notorious" (1946), an emotionally complex espionage film in which she played a woman bent on self-destruction until redeemed by the love of a federal agent, played by Cary Grant. Bergman then went freelance, first playing a prostitute in "Arch of Triumph" and then the contrasting "Joan of Arc" (both 1948), a role she had played to great acclaim on Broadway in 1946. Her final film for Hitchcock was the 1949 period piece "Under Capricorn." Bergman then spent some years away from Hollywood following the dissolution of her marriage to her first husband and her subsequent remarriage to Italian director Roberto Rossellini. She made a triumphant return to Hollywood with "Anastasia" (1956), for which she won her second Oscar. Bergman also began branching out into TV and stage roles. She gave a delightful performance in the adaptation of the Broadway comedy "Cactus Flower" (1967). She received a third Academy Award for her supporting role in "Murder on the Orient Express" (1974) and won acclaim for her co-starring role with Liv Ullmann in Ingmar Bergman's "Autumn Sonata" (1978), an intense drama about a pianist and her daughter. Bergman's health began to fail in the late 1970s, though she fought off cancer long enough to complete the TV movie "A Woman Called Golda" (1982), in which she portrayed Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir. The performance earned her an Emmy, her final honor.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The War of the Volcanoes Self - 2012
93% 80% Liv & Ingmar Unknown (Character) $5.5K 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Roberto Rossellini Unknown (Character) - 2000
100% 70% Theremin: An Electronic Odyssey Actress in 'Spellbound' Clip (uncredited (Character) $8.3K 1994
85% 92% Autumn Sonata Charlotte (Character) - 1978
63% 32% A Matter of Time Contessa Sanziani (Character) - 1976
90% 79% Murder on the Orient Express Greta Ohlsson (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler Mrs. Frankweiler (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 22% A Walk in the Spring Rain Libby Meredith (Character) - 1970
88% 81% Cactus Flower Stephanie Dickinson (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet 67% The Human Voice Unknown (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 84% The Visit Karla Zachanassian (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet 59% The Yellow Rolls-Royce Gerda Millett (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Merv Griffin Show - 40 of the Most Interesting People of Our Time Unknown (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet 76% Goodbye Again Paula Tessier (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet 24 Hours in a Woman's Life Unknown (Character) - 1961
100% 84% The Inn of the Sixth Happiness Gladys Aylward (Character) - 1958
100% 69% Indiscreet Anna Kalman (Character) - 1958
77% 36% Elena and Her Men Elena Sokorowska (Character) - 1956
92% 78% Anastasia Anastasia (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fear Irene Wagner (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet 60% Giovanna d'Arco al rogo Giovanna d'Arco (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ingrid Bergman Unknown (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet We the Women Ingrid (Character) - 1953
96% 76% Voyage to Italy Katherine Joyce (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet 76% Europe '51 Unknown (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Greatest Love Irene Girard (Character) - 1951
70% 82% Stromboli Karen (Character) - 1950
60% 33% Under Capricorn Lady Henrietta Flusky (Character) - 1949
89% 54% Joan of Arc Joan of Arc (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet 50% Arch of Triumph Joan Madou (Character) - 1948
98% 91% Notorious Alicia Huberman (Character) - 1946
85% 82% Spellbound Dr. Constance Peterson (Character) - 1945
85% 77% The Bells of St. Mary's Sister Mary Benedict (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet 58% Saratoga Trunk Clio Dulaine (Character) - 1945
88% 90% Gaslight Paula Alquist (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet No Score Yet Swedes in America Host - 1943
71% 70% For Whom the Bell Tolls María (Character) - 1943
99% 95% Casablanca Ilsa Lund Laszlo (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet 52% Rage in Heaven Stella Bergen (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet 58% Adam Had Four Sons Emilie Gallatin (Character) - 1941
67% 61% Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Ivy Peterson (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet 73% Juninatten Kerstin Norbäc aka Sara Nordanå (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet Only One Night Eva Beckman (Character) - 1939
100% 67% Intermezzo Anita (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dollar Julia Balzar (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet 88% A Woman's Face Anna Holm, aka Anna Paulsson (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Interlude Anita Hoffman (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet 40% Walpurgis Night Lena Bergström (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Count of the Old Town Elsa Edlund (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet Swedenhielms Astrid (Character) - 1935

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Woman Called Golda Golda Meir (Character) 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Startime Unknown (Character) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lux Radio Theatre Unknown (Character) 1945

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