Ingrid Bergman

Lowest Rated: 60% Under Capricorn (1949)
Birthday: Aug 29, 1915
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Famed for her saintly, natural beauty, Ingrid Bergman was the most popular actress of the 1940s; admired equally by audiences and critics, she enjoyed blockbuster after blockbuster -- until an unprecedented scandal threatened to destroy her career. Born August 29, 1915, in Stockholm, Sweden, Bergman was only two years old when her mother died; her father passed on a decade later, and the spinster aunt who had become her guardian perished only a few months after that. Her inheritance allowed her to study at Stockholm's Royal Dramatic Theatre, and in 1934 she made her screen debut after signing to Svenskfilmindustri with a small role in Munkbrovregen. Bergman's first lead performance followed a year later in Brunninger, and with the success of the 1936 melodrama Valborgsmassoafen, she rose to become one of Sweden's biggest stars. Later that year, she starred in the romance Intermezzo, which eventually made its way to New York where it came to the attention of producer David O. Selznick. After signing a Hollywood contract, she relocated to America where her first film, 1939's Intermezzo: A Love Story, was an English-language remake of her earlier success. Bergman's fresh-scrubbed Nordic beauty set her squarely apart from the stereotypical movie starlet, and quickly both Hollywood executives and audiences became enchanted with her. After briefly returning to Sweden to appear in 1940's Juninatten, Selznick demanded she return to the U.S., but without any projects immediately available he pointed her to Broadway to star in Liliom. Bergman was next loaned to MGM for 1941's Adam Had Four Sons, followed by Rage in Heaven. She then appeared against type as a coquettish bad girl in the latest screen adaptation Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. However, it was 1942's Casablanca which launched her to superstardom; cast opposite Humphrey Bogart after a series of other actresses rejected the picture, she was positively radiant, her chemistry with Bogart the stuff of pure magic. Now a major box-office draw, she won the coveted lead in 1943's For Whom the Bell Tolls with the blessing of the novel's author, Ernest Hemingway; when her performance earned an Academy Award nomination, every studio in town wanted to secure her talents.Bergman next starred in Sam Wood's Saratoga Trunk, but because the studio, Warner Bros., wanted to distribute more timely material during wartime, the picture's release was delayed until 1944. As a result, audiences next saw her in Gaslight, starring opposite Charles Boyer; another rousing success, her performance won Best Actress honors from both the Oscar and Golden Globe voters. The 1945 Spellbound, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, was another massive hit, and a year later they reunited for Notorious. Sandwiched in between was The Bells of St. Mary's, and all told, the three pictures helped push Bergman to the position of Hollywood's top female box-office attraction. Upon fulfilling her contract with Selznick, she began freelancing, starring as a prostitute in 1948's Arch of Triumph; the public, however, reacted negatively to her decision to play against type, and later that year she was even more saintly than usual as the title heroine in Joan of Arc. Expected to become a blockbuster, the film performed to only moderate success, and after a similarly tepid response to the 1949 Hitchcock thriller Under Capricorn, she began to reconsider her options. Like so many viewers around the world, Bergman had been highly moved by director Roberto Rossellini's Italian neorealist masterpiece Roma Citta Aperta; announcing her desire to work with him, she accepted the lead in 1950's Stromboli. During production, Bergman and Rossellini fell in love, and she became pregnant with his child; at the time, she was still married to her first husband, Swedish doctor Peter Lindstrom, and soon she was assailed by criticism the world over. After divorcing Lindstrom, Bergman quickly married Rossellini, but the damage was already done: Stromboli was bann


Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock: Master of Suspense Actor 2013
No Score Yet Siamo donne (Of Life and Love) Actor 2013
No Score Yet La guerra dei vulcani (The War of the Volcanoes) Actor 2012
No Score Yet Tcm Presents Casablanca 70th Anniversary Event Encore Actor 2012
No Score Yet A Love Story Actor 2007
No Score Yet Best of Film Noir Actor 2000
No Score Yet Nitrato d'Argento (Nitrate Base) Actor 1996
100% Orson Welles: The One-Man Band (The Lost Films of Orson Welles) Actor 1995
No Score Yet A Woman Called Golda Golda Meir 1982
No Score Yet The AFI Lifetime Achievement Awards: Alfred Hitchcock Host 1979
91% Höstsonaten (Autumn Sonata) Charlotte Andergast 1978
80% A Matter of Time Contessa Sanziani 1976
No Score Yet The AFI Lifetime Achievement Awards: Orson Welles Actor 1975
91% Murder on the Orient Express Greta 1974
No Score Yet A Walk in the Spring Rain Libby Meredith 1970
88% Cactus Flower Stephanie Dickinson 1969
No Score Yet The Human Voice Actor 1967
No Score Yet The Yellow Rolls-Royce Gerda Millett 1965
No Score Yet The Love Goddesses: A History of Sex in the Cinema Actor 1965
No Score Yet The Visit Karla Zachanassian 1964
No Score Yet Hedda Gabler Hedda Gabler 1963
No Score Yet Merv Griffin Show - 40 of the Most Interesting People of Our Time Actor 1962
No Score Yet Goodbye Again Paula Tessier 1961
No Score Yet 24 Hours in a Woman's Life Actor 1961
100% Indiscreet Anna Kalman 1958
No Score Yet The Inn of the Sixth Happiness Gladys Aylward 1958
77% Elena and Her Men Elena Sokorowska 1957
90% Anastasia Anastasia 1956
95% Journey to Italy (Viaggio in Italia) (Strangers) (The Lonely Woman) Katherine Joyce 1954
No Score Yet La paura (Fear) Actor 1954
No Score Yet Joan of Arc at the Stake Joan of Arc 1954
No Score Yet We, the Women Actor 1953
No Score Yet Europa '51 Irene 1952
83% Stromboli Karin 1950
60% Under Capricorn Lady Henrietta Flusky 1949
100% Joan of Arc Joan of Arc 1948
No Score Yet Arch of Triumph Joan Madou 1948
No Score Yet Saratoga Trunk Clio Dulaine 1946
97% Notorious Alicia Huberman 1946
83% Spellbound Dr. Constance Peterson 1945
94% The Bells of St. Mary's Sister Benedict 1945
86% Gaslight Paula Alquist 1944
77% For Whom the Bell Tolls Maria 1943
97% Casablanca Ilsa Lund Laszlo 1942
65% Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Ivy Peterson 1941
No Score Yet Adam Had Four Sons Emilie Gallatin 1941
No Score Yet Rage in Heaven Stella Bergen 1941
No Score Yet June Night Kerstin Nordback 1940
100% Intermezzo Anita Hoffman 1939
No Score Yet En Kvinnas ansikte (A Woman's Face) Anna Holm 1938
No Score Yet Dollar Julia Balzar 1938
No Score Yet Only One Night Eva Beckman 1938
No Score Yet Intermezzo Anita Hoffman 1936
No Score Yet Walpurgis Night (Valborgsmässoafton) Lena Bergstrom 1935
No Score Yet Count of the Old Town (Munkbrogreven) Actor 1935
No Score Yet Swedenhielms Astrid 1935