"I've gone from saint to whore and back to saint again, all in one lifetime."
"Getting old is like climbing a mountain; you get a little out of breath, but the view is much better!"
"I was the shyest human ever invented, but I had a lion inside me that wouldn't shut up!"
"Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get."
"Be yourself. The world worships the original."
It is the centenary today of the birth of the radiant beauty that was Miss Ingrid Bergman, taken away from us far too soon.
- She was named after after Princess Ingrid of Sweden, who became Queen of Denmark.
- One of her early Swedish films En kvinnas ansikte was later remade as A Woman's Face with Joan Crawford.
- After the runaway success of Casablanca, Ernest Hemingway himself declared that when his For Whom The Bell Tolls was to be made into a film: "Miss Bergman, and no one else should play the part."
- The "scandal" of her extra-marital affair with Roberto Rossellini famously led Miss Bergman to move to Italy from America, where she had even been "denounced" on the floor of the Senate, for almost a decade.
- Winning for Murder on the Orient Express in 1975, she became one of the few actresses ever to receive three Oscars (two for Best Actress and one for Best Supporting Actress) - despite John Gielgud's bitchy comment: "She speaks five languages and can't act in any of them."
- Ingrid died in London in 1982 on her 67th birthday.
Ingrid Bergman (29th August 1915 – 29th August 1982)