Ingrid Bergman

Born Aug 29, 1915

Ingrid Bergman 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.… Read More

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1915 Birth Bergman, named after Princess Ingrid of Sweden, was born on 29 August 1915 in Stockholm, to a Swedish father, Justus Bergman, and his German wife, Frieda (née Adler) Bergman. … Read More


1932 16 Years Old At 17, in 1932, Bergman was allowed only one chance to become an actress by entering an acting competition with the Royal Dramatic Theatre in Stockholm. … Read More
1935 19 Years Old During her first summer break, she was also hired by a Swedish film studio, which led to her leaving the Royal Dramatic Theatre after just one year, to work in films full-time. Her first film role after leaving the Royal Dramatic Theatre was a small part in 1935's Munkbrogreven (although she had previously been an extra in the 1932 film Landskamp). … Read More


1936 20 Years Old Bergman's first acting role in the United States came when Hollywood producer David O. Selznick brought her to America to star in Intermezzo: A Love Story, an English language remake of her 1936 Swedish film, Intermezzo. … Read More
1937 21 Years Old In 1937, at the age of 21, Bergman married dentist Petter Aron Lindström (later to become a neurosurgeon), and they had a daughter, Friedel Pia Lindström (born 20 September 1938).
1939 23 Years Old …  After her American film debut in the 1939 film Intermezzo: A Love Story, co-starring Leslie Howard, Hollywood saw her as a unique actress who was completely natural in style and without need of makeup. … Read More
1940 24 Years Old After returning to the United States in 1940, she acted on Broadway before continuing to do films in Hollywood. … Read More


1949 33 Years Old 1 More Event
Bergman strongly admired two films by Italian director Roberto Rossellini that she had seen in the United States. In 1949, Bergman wrote to Rossellini, expressing this admiration and suggesting that she make a film with him. … Read More
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.
1952 36 Years Old On 18 June 1952 she gave birth to the twin daughters Isotta Ingrid Rossellini and Isabella Rossellini.
1953 37 Years Old Rossellini directed her in a brief segment of his 1953 documentary film, Siamo donne (We, the Women), which was devoted to film actresses. … Read More


1956 40 Years Old 1 More Event
The affair and then marriage with Rossellini created a scandal in the US that forced her to remain in Europe until 1956, when she made a successful Hollywood return in Anastasia, for which she won her second Academy Award, as well as the forgiveness of her US fans. … Read More
1957 41 Years Old In 1957 she divorced Rossellini. The next year she married Lars Schmidt, a theatrical entrepreneur from a wealthy Swedish shipping family. That marriage lasted nearly two decades, until 1975 when they divorced. … Read More
1958 42 Years Old 1 More Event
Bergman made her first post-scandal public appearance in Hollywood in the 1958 Academy Awards, when she was the presenter of the Academy Award for Best Picture. … Read More


1969 53 Years Old After a long hiatus, Bergman made the film Cactus Flower in 1969, with Walter Matthau and Goldie Hawn.
1972 56 Years Old In 1972, U.S. Senator Charles H. Percy entered an apology into the Congressional Record for the attack made on Bergman 22 years earlier by Edwin C. Johnson.
1973 57 Years Old Bergman was the President of the Jury at the 1973 Cannes Film Festival. … Read More


1978 62 Years Old In 1978, Bergman played in Ingmar Bergman's Autumn Sonata (Höstsonaten) for which she received her 7th Academy Award nomination. … Read More
1979 63 Years Old In 1979, Bergman hosted the AFI's Life Achievement Award Ceremony for Alfred Hitchcock.
1982 66 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1982 she was offered the starring role in a television mini-series, A Woman Called Golda, about the late Israeli prime minister Golda Meir. … Read More
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