Isabella Rossellini Biography
Isabella Rossellini finally decided to permanently reside in New York when she married director Martin Scorsese in 1979. Their marriage lasted until 1982 and in 1983 she married Jon Weidemann with whom she has a daughter named Elettra. She divorced him in 1986 and then dated other celebrities including Gary Oldman and David Lynch.
When she was 28, Isabella Rossellini got into modeling when she was photographed by fashion photographer Bill King for the American Vogue and by famous photographer Bruce Weber for the British Vogue. This launched her modeling career and soon she became the favorite of many famous photographers, including Annie Leibovitz, Richard Avedon, Helmut Newton, Norman Parkinson, Francesco Scavullo, Robert Mapplethorpe, Steven Meisel, Peter Lindberg and Eve Arnold. In 1988 an exhibition of her photographs, called Portrait of a Woman, was held in Paris Musee dArt Moderne.
Isabella Rossellini's face covered fashion magazines, such as Marie Claire, Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, Elle and Vanity Fair. In 1982 she became Lancomes exclusive spokesmodel. She replaced Carol Alt and Nancy Duteil, the then spokesmodels for Lancome. In 1980, she collaborated in the development of the Lancome fragrance Tresor. She was the face of Lancome for 14 years. Then in 1995 she launched her own cosmetic line, Isabella Rossellinis Manifesto.
Aside from being a model, Isabella Rossellini also appeared in several movies. Her first film debut was in her mothers move A Matter of Time. Her first serious role was in the 1979 movie Il Prato. She also appeared in the movie, White Nights in 1985. Her most famous portrayal was in the film Blue Velvet by David Lynch for which she received the Best Female Lead from the Independent Spirit Award in 1987.. She was also seen in the movies Cousins, Immortal Beloved, Death Becomes Her and Fearless.
Isabella Rossellini also made television appearances, such as in Legend of Earthsea, Merlin, Napoleon, Crime of the Century, Chicago Hope and others. For her performance in Crime of the Century, she was nominated in the Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture made for TV. For her appearance in Chigaco Hope, she was nominated as Outstanding Guest Actress by the Emmy Awards. In 2003 she had a recurring part in the hit series Alias.