Ingrid Bergman

29 Aug 1915 - 29 Aug 1982


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 extreme 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 assuring her continual stardom. 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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Filmography (39 titles)

(movie, 1982)
···Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid
Genre: Comedy, Mystery
Role: Actor (as (in "Notorious") (archive footage))
(movie, 1982)
···A Woman Called Golda
Genre: Drama, Biography, History
Role: Actor (as Golda Meir)
(movie, 1978)
Genre: Drama, Music
Role: Actor (as Charlotte Andergast)
(movie, 1976)
···A Matter of Time
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Role: Actor (as Contessa Sanziani)
(movie, 1974)
···Murder on the Orient Express
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Mystery
Role: Actor (as Greta Ohlson)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Role: Actor (as Mrs. Frankweiler)
(movie, 1970)
···A Walk in the Spring Rain
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Libby Meredith)
(movie, 1969)
···Cactus Flower
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Role: Actor (as Stephanie Dickinson)
(movie, 1964)
···The Visit
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Karla Zachanassian)
(movie, 1964)
···The Yellow Rolls-Royce
Genre: Romance, Drama, Comedy, Foreign
Role: Actor (as Gerda Millett)
(movie, 1963)
···Hedda Gabler
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Hedda Gabler)
(movie, 1958)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Role: Actor (as Anna Kalman)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Role: Actor (as Gladys Aylward)
(movie, 1956)
Genre: Drama, History
Role: Actor (as Anna Koreff)
(movie, 1956)
···Elena et les hommes
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Elena Sokorowska)
(movie, 1954)
···Giovanna d'Arco al rogo
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Musical
Role: Actor (as Giovanna d'Arco (Joan of Arc))
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Irene Wagner)
(movie, 1954)
···Viaggio in Italia
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Katherine Joyce)
(movie, 1953)
···Siamo donne
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Ingrid (segment "Ingrid Bergman"))
(movie, 1952)
···Europa '51
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Irene Girard)
(movie, 1950)
···Stromboli, terra di dio
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Karin)
(movie, 1950)
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Karin)
(movie, 1949)
···Under Capricorn
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Lady Henrietta Flusky)
(movie, 1948)
···Arch of Triumph
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Role: Actor (as Joan Madou)
(movie, 1946)
Genre: Thriller, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Alicia Huberman)
(movie, 1945)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Dr. Constance Petersen)
(movie, 1945)
···Saratoga Trunk
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Clio Dulaine)
(movie, 1945)
···The Bells of St. Mary's
Genre: Drama, Family
Role: Actor (as Sister Mary Benedict)
(movie, 1944)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller, Crime
Role: Actor (as Paula Alquist)
(movie, 1942)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Ilsa Lund)
(movie, 1941)
···Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Genre: Drama, Horror, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Ivy Peterson)
(movie, 1941)
···Adam Had Four Sons
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Emilie Gallatin)
(movie, 1941)
···Rage in Heaven
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Stella Bergen)
(movie, 1939)
···En enda natt
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Eva Beckman)
(movie, 1938)
···Die vier Gesellen
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Marianne Kruge)
(movie, 1938)
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Julia Balzar)
(movie, 1938)
···En kvinnas ansikte
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Anna Holm, aka Anna Paulsson)
(movie, 1936)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Anita Hoffman)
(movie, 1936)
···På solsidan
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Eva Bergh)