The 68th edition of Cannes Film Festival pays tribute to Swedish actress Ingrid Bergman, one of the greatest stars of the history of film. Her career is filled with cult movies: from Casablanca (1942) to Notorious (1945), that led to her success in the U.S., Anastasia (1956) and Murder on the Orient Express (1974) that consecrated her fame. Since the 1950’s, the professional life of this winner of 3 Academy Awards, 2 Emmys and a Tony Awards, is strictly linked to the one of the director Roberto Rossellini, with whom she will shoot 6 movies (famous is the letter she wrote to convince him considering her for a role « …If you need a Swedish actress who speaks English very well, who hasn’t forgotten her German, who is not very understandable in French and who in Italian knows only “ti amo”, I am ready to come to Italy and make a film with you… ») and started a romantic relationship that was a big scandal back then and from which three children were born, including the actress and this years’s Festival jury member Isabella Rossellini. Seriously ill, she managed to finish her book of memoirs entitled My Story, written with Alan Burgess, right before her death on the day of her 67th birthday. We celebrate this muse and style icon with a gallery of her most beautiful photos.
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