Ingrid Bergman as "Ilsa Lund" in Michael Curtiz's CASABLANCA (1942)
Born in 1915, Ingrid Bergman was an orphan. Raised by her relatives, she enrolled at Stockholm's Royal Dramatic Theater School in 1933. Her acting career took off soon thereafter; she received leading roles in several Swedish films. She was invited to Hollywood to star in the 1939 American version of Intermezzo and the following year she made her Broadway debut in Liliom. She is best known for her famous performances in Casablanca, For Whom the Bell Tolls, Gaslight, Notorious and Joan of Arc. She won three Oscars, two Emmys, and a Tony Award before passing away after an eight year battle with cancer in 1982.
Excerpted from The Film Encyclopedia by Ephraim Katz
Ingrid Bergman is featured in Edition: A Tribute to Women in Film