Thilo Wydra: Ingrid Bergman. DVA Verlag (Hardcover, 20th century, c 1900 to c 1999, Performing arts)

Ingrid Bergman

A life

Original Title: Ingrid Bergman

Hardcover with jacket, 752 pages, 15.0 x 22.7 cm, 5.9 x 8.9 in.
ISBN: 978-3-421-04673-4
€ 28.00 [D] | € 28.80 [A] | CHF 38.90 * (* rec. retail price) recommended retail price

Publishing House: DVA Sachbuch

Date of publication: April 25, 2017
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Thilo  Wydra - Ingrid Bergman


The life and pain of this great actress

Ingrid Bergman (1915-1982) is one of the few women to become a world star in the world of movies. Her best-known films include such classics as Alfred Hitchcock's Notorious, Gaslight, Casablanca, For Whom the Bell Tolls, Cactus Flower and Autumn Sonata. The career of the actress revered as "Joan of Arc" lasted for almost 50 years and resulted in three Academy Awards.

Her life, on the other hand, was one without a firm foundation. She was born of a Swedish father and a German mother, and both her parents died while she was still very young. Her relationship with film director Roberto Rossellini caused a scandal, especially in the USA, and cost her a lot of public sympathy.

Using new source material and integrating conversations with Bergman's colleagues (such as film legend Liv Ullmann) and family members (e.g. with her daughters Isabella Rossellini and Pia Lindström), Thilo Wydra describes the impressively wide-ranging work and a life of passion of this great actress – a woman who was torn to a larger extent than her public image would deem possible.

"My mother lived the life she wanted to live. For me this was the biggest lesson of all. Mama did what she wanted. By this, I don't mean she had an easy life, quite the opposite in fact, but she always struggled to be able to do what pleased her. And this wonderful book completely retells her story."

Isabella Rossellini


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