Ingrid Bergman: The Magical Star of Cinema

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Ingrid Bergman was one of the first artists who insisted on repeating the scene even when the directors were satisfied, who received fan letters from stars like James Stewart, and who played a role in the destruction of the studio contract system in Hollywood. She was one of only six actresses in the history of the Academy Awards to receive more than two Oscars. She was not only one of the greatest actresses of Hollywood’s Golden Age; she also worked with countless important directors from European cinema. Casablanca, Autumn Sonata, Notorious, Spellbound, Murder on the Orient Express were just a few of the productions she became legendary for.

We wanted to commemorate Ingrid Bergman on August 29, the day she was born and the day she passed away, with some little known details about her.

* In 1939, Hollywood producers wanted to change her name to Ingrid Berriman or Ingrid Lindstrom, but she rejected the offer because she thought she was too busy with her acting career in Europe.

* She is fluent in English, Swedish, French, German, German, Italian and has performed in all five languages.

* Sergio Scaglietti, one of the most important designers of Ferrari, was inspired by her to design the “Ingrid” model

* Folk singer Woody Guthrie wrote a song called “Ingrid Bergman” to honor her, but she died before he had a chance to record it. The song can be heard on Billy Bragg & Wilco’s 1998 album Mermaid Avenue.

* She played the role of Joan of Arc three times in her career: on stage in 1946 (Joan of Lorraine by Maxwell Anderson), in Joan of Arc in 1948 and in Giovanna d’Arco al rogo in 1954.

* She was a close friend of the writer Ernest Hemingway, whom she called “father”. He also called her “my daughter”.

She was not related to the Swedish director Ingmar Bergman, but it is a great coincidence that the director’s wife was a Swedish actress named Ingrid Bergman.

* When She died, his ashes were scattered in a sea off the coast of Sweden.

Ingrid Bergman:

Ingrid Bergman, born in Sweden on August 29, 1915, is a famous Swedish actress who has written her name in golden letters in the history of cinema. Bergman is a movie star known for her grace, acting talent and successful performances in various film genres. She has won numerous awards throughout her career and has become one of the most important names in the movie industry.

Ingrid Bergman began her acting career in Sweden and continued in the late 1930s when she was noticed by Swedish film producer David O. Selznick and made the transition to Hollywood. With “Casablanca” (1942), one of his most important films of that period, he achieved a big break and became internationally recognized.

Other important films in Bergman’s career include “Notorious” (1946), “Gaslight” (1944), and “Joan of Arc” (1948). Her strong and varied performances in these films won her many awards. In addition, Bergman became one of the most successful female actresses in the history of cinema, winning the Oscar three times during her career.

Ingrid Bergman’s acting career was not limited to Hollywood. After her affair with Italian director Roberto Rossellini and the scandal arising from this affair, she went to Italy and realized successful projects in European cinema. Her work with Rossellini, such as “Stromboli” (1950) and “Journey to Italy” (1954), marked an important turning point in Bergman’s career.

Although Ingrid Bergman died in 1982, her legacy and influence on the world of cinema lives on. Her grace, natural acting and versatile talent continue to inspire many actors and moviegoers today.

Esen Güney

Esen Güney Married She has a son and was born in Giresun. She lives in Istanbul. Since 2014, she has been working as a writer and publication editor at She has published essays, stories and interviews. He still continues to write and conduct interviews.

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