Isabella Rossellini

Isabella Rossellini

Highest Rated: 100% My Dad Is 100 Years Old (2006)

Lowest Rated: 6% The Accidental Husband (2009)

Birthday: Jun 18, 1952

Birthplace: Rome, Italy

Isabella Rossellini was one of the twin daughters born to actress Ingrid Bergman and director Roberto Rossellini in 1952. After growing up in Italy, she came to America when she was19 and studied at Finch College and the New School for Social Research. She then returned to Rome, where she worked as a translator and TV journalist (not unlike her New York-based half-sister Pia Lindström). Just for fun, Rossellini made her first movie appearance in 1976, playing a bit in her mother's film A Matter of Time. She found acting to her liking, appearing in several European TV dramas before her first big-screen starring role in 1979's The Meadow. In the early 1980s, Rossellini put her film activities on the back burner to concentrate on her modelling career on behalf of Lancome Cosmetics. After her first marriage (to Hollywood director Martin Scorsese) ended in 1983, she began a relationship with ballet star Mikhail Baryshnikov, with whom she co-starred in White Nights (1985). She was later involved was filmmaker David Lynch, who cast her in her breakthrough role as a much-abused small-town nightclub singer in Blue Velvet (1986). (Her other romantic partners have included her second husband John Wiedeman -- the father of her daughter Elettra -- and actor Gary Oldman). Rossellini continued seeking out offbeat, challenging film roles into the '90s, including Anna Maria Ermody in the controversial Beethoven biopic Immortal Beloved and no-nonsense frontierswoman Big Nose Kate in Wyatt Earp (both 1994). She also starred in Campbell Scott and Stanley Tucci's delicious drama Big Night in 1996.She was the matriarch of a gangster family in The Funeral, and reteamed with Campbell Scott and Stanley Tucci for The Imposters. She has a major part in Roger Dodger, and in 2003 she featured prominently in Guy Maddin's The Saddest Music in the World, a working relationship they would continue on other projects such as My Dad Is100 Years Old. She directed Green Porno in 2008, and that same year played mother to a troubled Joaquin Phoenix in the underrated drama Two Lovers. She would follow-up Green Porno with Scandalous Sea in 2009. She would team up with Maddin yet again for Keyhole in 2011, and that same year she would appear in Chicken With Plums.


Highest Rated Movies



40% Vita & Virginia Lady Sackville 2019
94% Incredibles 2 Ambassador 2018
80% Closet Monster Buffy $42.4K 2016
60% Joy Trudy $42.6M 2015
98% Ingrid Bergman in Her Own Words (Jag är Ingrid) Actor $0.2M 2015
80% My Italian Secret: The Forgotten Heroes Actor 2015
77% Burt's Buzz Executive Producer 2014
71% Enemy Mother $0.5M 2014
No Score Yet The Zigzag Kid (Nono, het Zigzag Kind) Lola Ciperola 2014
No Score Yet Mammas Actor Screenwriter Director 2013
No Score Yet Trespassing Bergman Actor 2013
74% Chicken with Plums Parvine $0.3M 2012
40% Late Bloomers Mary 2012
68% Keyhole Hyacinth $22.6K 2012
No Score Yet Du vent dans mes mollets Madame Trebla 2012
No Score Yet About Face: Supermodels Then And Now Actor 2012
No Score Yet Animals Distract Me Director Charles Darwin Screenwriter 2011
No Score Yet La solitudine dei numeri primi (The Solitude of Prime Numbers) Adele 2010
90% My Dog Tulip Miss Canvenini $0.3M 2010
No Score Yet The Phantom Actor 2010
No Score Yet Arcimboldo: Nature and Fantasy Actor 2010
6% The Accidental Husband Mrs. Bollenbecker 2009
No Score Yet Infected (They're Among Us) Carla Plume 2008
82% Two Lovers Ruth Kraditor $3M 2008
No Score Yet The Last Jews of Libya Narrator 2007
11% The Architect Julia Waters 2006
100% My Dad Is 100 Years Old Herself 2006
73% Infamous Marella Agnelli $1.1M 2006
No Score Yet The Feast of the Goat (La fiesta del Chivo) Actor 2006
No Score Yet Discovery Atlas - Italy Revealed Narrator 2006
64% Heights Liz $1.1M 2005
71% King of the Corner Rachel Spivak 2005
No Score Yet Earthsea Thar 2004
79% The Saddest Music in the World Lady Port-Huntly $0.6M 2004
No Score Yet The Tulse Luper Suitcases Part III - From Sark to Finish Mme. Moitessier 2004
No Score Yet The Tulse Luper Suitcases Part II - Vaux to the Sea Mme. Moitessier 2004
No Score Yet Until the Violence Stops Actor 2003
No Score Yet Monte Walsh Martine 2003
No Score Yet The Tulse Luper Suitcases, Part 1: The Moab Story Mme. Moitessier 2003
21% Empire La Colombiana $17.6M 2002
88% Roger Dodger Joyce $1.2M 2002
No Score Yet Napoleon Josephine 2002
42% Left Luggage Mrs. Kalman 2001
No Score Yet Il Cielo Cade (The Sky Is Falling) (The Sky Will Fall) Katchen 2001
No Score Yet Don Quixote Duchess 2000
62% The Impostors Queen 1999
82% Merlin Nimue 1998
No Score Yet The Odyssey Athena 1997
79% The Funeral Clara 1996
96% Big Night Gabriella 1996
No Score Yet Crime of the Century Anna Hauptmann 1996
22% The Innocent Maria 1995
55% Immortal Beloved Anna Marie Erdody 1994
44% Wyatt Earp Big Nose Kate 1994
20% The Pickle Planet Cleveland Woman 1993
85% Fearless Laura Klein 1993
52% Death Becomes Her Lisle von Rhuman 1992
No Score Yet Lies of the Twins Rachel Marks 1991
65% Wild At Heart Perdita Durango 1990
No Score Yet The Last Elephant Maria DiConti 1990
No Score Yet Dames galantes (Gallant Ladies) Actor 1990
50% Cousins Maria 1989
No Score Yet Zelly and Me Mademoiselle Zelly 1988
No Score Yet Red Riding Hood Lady Jean 1988
17% Siesta Marie 1987
40% Tough Guys Don't Dance Madeleine Regency 1987
93% Blue Velvet Dorothy Vallens 1986
46% White Nights Darya Greenwood 1985
No Score Yet Il Prato Eugenia 1979
71% A Matter of Time Sister Pia 1976
No Score Yet Il prato Actor


No Score Yet The Owl House
Voice 2020
No Score Yet Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates Jr.
Appearing 2019
No Score Yet Variety Studio: Actors on Actors
Guest 2016
No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly
Guest 2014
91% The Blacklist
Floriana Campo 2013
96% Treme
Annie's mom 2012
No Score Yet The Talk
Guest 2011
No Score Yet The Phantom
Dr. Bella Lithia Lithia 2010
No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show
Guest 2009
85% 30 Rock
Bianca 2007
No Score Yet Art in the Twenty-First Century
Host Appearing 2005
88% Alias
Katya Derevko 2005
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
Guest 2004
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
Guest 2004
No Score Yet American Masters
Appearing 2003
No Score Yet Napoleón
Joséphine de Beauharnais Josephine 2003
No Score Yet Live From Lincoln Center
Host 2001
85% The Simpsons
Voice 1999
No Score Yet Chicago Hope
82% Tales from the Crypt
Guest 1995


Dorothy Vallens says: He put his disease in me

Dorothy Vallens says: He put his disease in me.

Athena says: The gods cannot do for man what man must do for himself.