Ingrid Bergman

August 29, 1915 – August 29, 1982

If you took acting away from me, I’d stop breathing.


Ingrid Bergman
Ingrid Bergman


She was a 3 time Oscar winner, and also took home a Tony, but the Swedish born actress is much better known for the scandal she caused in 1949, when she left her husband and daughter behind, to marry Italian Director Roberto Rossellini. She had a son with him, 2 months before they were legally married, sending the world into a tiz.

The US Senate labeled her, “Hollywood’s apostle of degradation.” (That’s rich) and an estimated 38,000 newspaper articles were written about the affair at the time. The marriage was annulled in 1958, and eventually the public opinion of her changed and she was allowed to return to America. Psh. Would you?

By 1974 she was living in London, and still acting in films and television. Also, for the last eight years of her life she battled cancer in both her breasts. A double-d whammy. She succumbed in her flat in Cheyne Gardens in the Chelsea district of London.



It was her 67th birthday.




She was cremated at Kensal Green Crematory and some of her cremains were scattered off the coast of Sweden.  The rest are buried with her parents.


View her grave.


Where there is a Will…



Trivia: The phrase “The earth moved,” referring to lovemaking was spoken by Ingrid (though originated by Hemingway), in “For Whom the Bell Tolls,” with Gary (like a horse) Cooper.

I took the Warner Bros. tour and they pointed out this storefront as being a cafe used in Casablanca.



Her last role was as former Israeli leader Golda Meir in, “A Woman Called Golda,” shown on Israeli television the night she died.



2 thoughts on “Ingrid Bergman

  • May 1, 2022 at 8:57 am

    Rossellini was a huge fan and personal friend of Enzo Ferrari. He had a special, unique Ferrari built for Ingrid Bergman. It was one of a kind and painted a special color just for her. You can even have your Ferrari painted the same color for extra $$. The color is called Grigio Ingrid and it’s a beautiful pale gold.

  • August 29, 2021 at 10:21 pm

    Ingrid Bergman was my favorite actress not only beautiful but an excellent actress. I also love her daughter Isabella Rossellini who is as beautiful as her Mother. Miss Bergman was the epitome of an actress but not ostentatious. She always seemed like a genuinely good down to,earth person. All her films are classics and my favorite is, of course, Casablanca…..I have watched that film over and over again and never get tired of it. I remember so well the day she died…I felt like a family member died. She was the best!

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