Ingrid Bergman was one of the most iconic actresses of the 20th century and a frequent collaborator with Humphrey Bogart. Born in 1915 in Stockholm, Sweden to a struggling family, her mother encouraged her to pursue acting at a young age and she made her film debut at 18 in the Swedish movie Munkbrogreven (1935).
Bergman rose to fame quickly due to her serene beauty, intelligence and strong acting skills. Her career reached new heights when she was cast opposite Charles Boyer in the romantic drama Gaslight (1944), for which she won her first Academy Award. Following this success, she found herself working with some of Hollywood’s biggest names — Cary Grant, Joseph Cotten and, most famously, Humphrey Bogart — with whom she starred alongside in movies like To Have And Have Not (1944), The Big Sleep (1946) and Casablanca (1942).
Despite being married three times during her life, Ingrid Bergman never stopped working on movies. During the 1950s she worked on movies such as Indiscreet (1958), Anastasia (1956) and Murder On The Orient Express (1974) while taking time off here and there as well as raising two daughters. However it wasn’t until 1973’s Cactus Flower that she returned to the big screen after an eight-year absence. She followed up this role with an Oscar-winning performance in 1975’s Murder On The Orient Express.
Ingrid Bergman continued making movies until 1982 when she passed away from breast cancer at age 67. Despite her untimely death, Ingrid left behind a legacy of great performances that continues to inspire people around the world today. Not only did she help redefine what it meant to be a woman onscreen during the 1940s but also showed us all how powerful self-expression can be when done through movies – something that will continue for generations to come.