Ingrid Bergman Biography
When she was 17, Ingrid Bergman auditioned and was accepted to the Royal Dramatic Theatre in Sweden. Eventually she left the Royal Dramatic Theater when she was hired by a film studio. Her break in Hollywood came in 1939, when producer David O. Selznick offered her to star in Intermezzo, a remake her Swedish language film of the same title.
Soon, Ingrid Bergman appeared in many successful Hollywood films and received nominations for her portrayal. In 942, she appeared opposite Humphrey Bogart in the now classic movie, Casablanca. In 1943, she appeared in For Whom the Bell Tolls and was nominated in the Academy Awards. The following year, she appeared in the film Gaslight and was again nominated in the Academy Awards; however, this time she won the Academy Award for Best Actress.
In 1945, Ingrid Bergman was again nominated in the Academy Awards for her role in as a nun in the film Bells of St. Marys. That same year, she starred in Alfred Hitchcocks Spellbound. This was followed by the film Notorious, also by Hitchcock, in 1946. In 1948, she again was nominated in the Oscars for the movie Joan of Arc. In 1949 she was directed again by Alfred Hichcock in the film Under Capricorn.
In between films, Ingrid Bergman appeared on stage in the productions of Liliom, Joan of Lorraine and Anna Christie. During the Second World War, she went to Alaska to entertain the troops.
In 1949, she and Roberto Rossellini had an affair which resulted in her giving birth to his son. For her affair with Robert, she was ostracized in the United States and eventually left for Italy. Her husband sued her for desertion and sought for the custody of their daughter.
Ingrid Bergman married Rossellini in 1950 and they had twin daughters. In 1957 their marriage ended in divorce. During the time she was with him, she appeared in several of his films.
In 1956, Ingrid Bergman made a triumphant return to the United States with the film Anastasia. For the film Anastasia, she won her second Academy Award for Best Actress. Her friend Cary Grant received the award on her behalf since she was still reluctant to appear in public after the scandal.
After that, Ingrid Bergman would appear in several other films and would be nominated again twice in the Academy Award. She would also be given a posthumous Award as Best Actress by the Emmy Award in 1982.