Ingrid Bergman was a beauty and a star.
Born in Stockholm in 1915, her first roles came in domestic Swedish films before she went on to crack America in the 1939 film Intermezzo. From then on, Hollywood fell in love, and filmmakers were pretty much knocking down her door.
As a new heartfelt documentary Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words is released, showing the actress in a new light through home video footage, notes, letters, diaries and frank interviews with her children, we wanted to pay tribute to this captivating Hollywood star by remembering 10 of our favourite Ingrid Bergman film moments.
Intermezzo - 1939
Ingrid’s Hollywood debut came in the 1939 film Intermezzo, playing Anita Hoffman, telling the story of a famous violinist (Leslie Howard) who becomes charmed by his daughter’s talented piano teacher, who invites her to go on tour with him.
The film was a remake of the 1936 Swedish film of the same name which also starred Ingrid in the same role. It brought the young actress into the spotlight and we were instantly smitten, kicking off a career that would eventually make her known to the world as a Hollywood icon.
Casablanca - 1942
"Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine". Those were the now famous words of Rick Blaine, played by Humphrey Bogart, as his old flame, Isla Lund, played by Ingrid Bergman, walked back into his life at his nightclub in Casablanca.