Isabella Rossellini

Italian actress and filmmaker

Isabella Rossellini (born June 18, 1952) is an Italian-American actress and writer. She has performed in many movies. She has written a lot of books. She is also a philanthropist.

Isabella Rossellini
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Rossellini on location at Tempelhof Airport in Berlin to shoot some scenes for the film The Innocent, 1992
Isabella Fiorella Elettra Giovanna Rossellini

(1952-06-18) 18 June 1952 (age 68)
OccupationActress, filmmaker, author, model, philanthropist
Years active1976–present
Spouse(s)Martin Scorsese (1979–1982)
Jonathan Wiedemann (1983–1986)
Partner(s)David Lynch (1986–1991)
Gary Oldman (1994–1996)
Parent(s)Roberto Rossellini (deceased)
Ingrid Bergman (deceased)

Rossellini is the daughter of Swedish actress Ingrid Bergman and Italian director Roberto Rossellini.


Rossellini received a 1987 Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead for her role in Blue Velvet. In 1997, she received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV for her role in Crime of the Century. She received an Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for her work on the television series Chicago Hope. Also in 1997, Rossellini was awarded The George Eastman Award.[1] In 1998, she received an Honourable Mention at the 48th Berlin International Film Festival for her role in the movie Left Luggage.[2]

Personal lifeEdit

Rossellini has dual United States and Italian citizenship.[3]

She was married to Martin Scorsese from 1979 to 1982.[4] After her marriage to Scorsese ended, she married Jon Wiedemann (1983–1986). He is a Harvard-educated model from Texas. Later, she dated David Lynch, Gary Oldman, and Gregory Mosher.

She has a daughter, Elettra Rossellini Wiedemann (born 1983), and an adopted son, Roberto (born 1992).[5]



  1. List of award recipients Archived 2012-04-15 at the Wayback Machine at Eastman House web site
  2. "Berlinale: 1998 Prize Winners". Retrieved 2012-01-21. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. Isabella Rossellini (2001-11-06). "In Defense of Fallaci". New York Times. Retrieved 2007-02-09. More than one of |work= and |journal= specified (help)CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
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  6. "Green Porno Press Kit" (PDF). The Sundance Channel. 2008-03-24. Archived from the original (PDF) on 28 May 2008. Retrieved 2008-05-03. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-08-21. Retrieved 2012-08-01.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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