Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend, Ingrid Bergman, born on August 29, 1915.
Ingrid Bergman was not a Classic Hollywood star. No. To call her that would be limiting to her sphere of influence known as the globe. Bergman was an International Star, a globetrotting, world-weary actress whose talent could not be limited to one language. To quote Bergman herself in a letter she would write to future husband, Italian director Roberto Rossellini:
“If you need a Swedish actress who speaks English very well, who has not forgotten her German, who is not very understandable in French, and who in Italian knows only “ti amo”, I am ready to come and make a film with you.”
So, let’s pay tribute to this multi-talented, multi-lingual actress, on her birthday no less, by highlighting her films that fall out of the jurisdiction of Classic Hollywood. Let’s look at the films that made her an international Star.
Ingrid Bergman in her first international hit, the Swedish film Intermezzo (1936, Gustov Molander director)
Ingrid Bergman showing off her French in the Elena and Her Men (1956, Jean Renoir director)
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