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This is the section for all our "FUN" Ingrid Bergman information - please enjoy!


Did You Know?


... that Ingrid Bergman's family have a website dedicated to her. There are many family photographs and Alfred Hitchcock tells some great anecdotes about his star.

... that Casablanca was the movie that launched Ingrid Bergman's career. Ironically, this was not an easy role for her. Ingrid Bergman did not know until the very end of shooting who her character was really supposed to be in love with and she complained bitterly about this because of the difficulty not knowing added to her acting task. Learn more in our Tribute to Casablanca.

... that Ernest Hemingway personally endorsed the hiring of Ingrid Bergman to star in the film adaptation of his novel For Whom the Bell Tolls.

... One of Ingrid Bergman's daughters grew up to be beautiful actress Isabella Rosellini. Her daughter (Ingrid Bergman's granddaughter) is now a top model with no acting ambitions. Her name is Elettra Weidemann.

... that besides her Academy Awards Ingrid Bergman was both a Tony and an Emmy winning actress. She won a Tony in 1947 the very first year the awards were given for her role in the play Joan of Lorraine. Her Emmy wins were for Turn of the Screw and her final acting role as Israel's prime minister in A Woman Called Golda.

... that Ingrid Bergman wrote an autobiography called My Story and tells the whole story of her marriage, affair and exile from Hollywood.

... You might have seen the internet headlines Casablanca voted best movie kiss. Turns out this was the result of a poll of 500 patients of an English dentist. No matter. We think you could poll everyone on the planet and the results would be the same. After all a kiss is still a kiss and the dental patients and Destination Hollywood vote this one the best.

... that Woody Guthrie wrote a song called Ingrid Bergman. We thought you might like to hear it.




... in 1939 when Ingrid Bergman came to America, producer David O. Selznick wanted to do a "hollywood makeover" on the young Swedish beauty. Teeth should be capped, eyebrows plucked, makeup applied. Ingrid Bergman would have none of it. In published interviews she swears that this screen test is really without makeup and that the rosy cheeks are from her own blushing. We think she looks charming.




... that you can watch Ingrid Bergman modestly accepting her Academy Award for Gaslight:




On Location


Hollywood Walk of Fame Star
In the early 1960's, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce developed the idea of the "Hollywood Walk of Fame." The sidewalks of the most famous streets in the heart of Hollywood were lined with "stars" recognizing celebrities' life-long contributions to the entertainment industry. Receiving a star is still to this day considered a huge honor. Here's where you can find Ingrid Bergman's star:

Walk of Fame Star
(Motion Pictures)

6759 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, CA






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Spellbound


Maria ( For Whom the Bell Tolls ):

"Not now. I love you, Roberto. Always remember. I love you as I loved my father and mother, as I love our unborn children, as I love what I love most in the world, and I love you more. Always remember."




What remake of a Swedish movie, in which she also starred, brought Ingrid Bergman to the attention of American audiences?

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