Ingrid Bergman was one of the most popular actresses of the Hollywood’s Golden Age. She starred in some of the biggest films of the day, including June Night, Casablanca, For Whom the Bell Tolls, and Gaslight.. Because of her acting talent and natural beauty, she became a symbol of American cinema and “the ideal American womanhood.” Today, her legacy lives on—in 2015, for instance, she was featured on the main poster for the Cannes Film Festival.
About Ingrid Bergman
Ingrid Bergman was born in Stockholm, Sweden on August 29, 1915. Her mother, Friedel Adler Bergman, a Hamburg, Germany native, died when Ingrid was just three years old. Ingrid’s father, Justus Samuel Bergman, a Swede, raised Ingrid until his death, when she was 12. Justus, who owned a photography shop, encouraged Ingrid’s artistic pursuits and even caught some scenes of her as a small child with a motion picture camera. Many years later, the famous director Ingmar Bergman (no relation), with whom Ingrid worked, compiled and edited these home movies. After her father’s death, Ingrid was left to the care of an unmarried aunt, who died within months, and she eventually spent her teenage years with an uncle and his family.
“I’ve never sought success in order to get fame and money; it’s the talent and the passion that count in success.”