Ingrid Bergman starred in the 1936 Swedish film Intermezzo, a romantic drama directed by Gustaf Molander. The film tells the story of pianist Holger Brandt (played by Gösta Ekman) and how his life is thrown into turmoil when he falls in love with his daughter's talented violin teacher, Anita Hoffman (Bergman). Bergman earned an Academy Award nomination for her portrayal of Hoffman, and the film was a great success in both Sweden and the United States.
22 Siamo donne
Ingrid Bergman starred in the 1953 Italian drama film Siamo donne. The film follows three women who each have a different life experience, but who have a common bond of friendship. Bergman stars as Francesca, a young woman who is trying to make her way in the world despite her difficult past. The film was a success at the box office and has been praised for its exploration of gender roles, its strong performances and its realistic portrayal of life in postwar Italy.
21 Adam Had Four Sons
Ingrid Bergman starred in the 1941 film Adam Had Four Sons as the character Mary Clegg. She played a loving mother to four boys, who is struggling to keep her family together in the midst of a challenging time. Bergman's performance was praised and she received an Academy Award nomination for her work.
20 En enda natt
(1939) Ingrid Bergman had a small role in the 1939 Swedish film En enda natt (One Single Night). She played the role of an unnamed girl who is caught in the middle of a love triangle between two friends. The film was directed by Gustaf Molander and starred Stig Olin, Gull Söderblom and Edvin Adolphson.
Ingrid Bergman starred in the 1958 romantic comedy “Indiscreet”, which was directed by Stanley Donen. In “Indiscreet”, Bergman plays a wealthy actress who falls in love with a married diplomat (played by Cary Grant). The film also featured Cecil Parker, Phyllis Calvert, and Jack Hawkins in supporting roles.
18 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Ingrid Bergman starred as Muriel Carew in the 1941 film adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's classic novella, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Bergman's performance as the naive and trusting Muriel Carew highlights her considerable acting ability, as she is able to convey both innocence and strength in her portrayal of the character.
17 For Whom the Bell Tolls
For Whom the Bell Tolls is a 1940 American war drama film directed by Sam Wood and starring Gary Cooper, Ingrid Bergman, and Akim Tamiroff. Based on the novel by Ernest Hemingway, the film tells the story of an American International Brigades volunteer in the Spanish Civil War who falls in love with a young woman. Bergman plays the female lead, Maria, a beautiful Spanish woman whose family has been killed by the fascists. Cooper plays Robert Jordan, an American explosives expert trying to help the Republican cause.
16 The Human Voice
In The Human Voice, Ingrid Bergman plays a woman who is desperately trying to end a relationship with her former lover over the phone. The film is a one-woman show, with Bergman providing all of the dialogue. Her performance is considered to be one of her finest, as she conveys a range of emotions and deep psychological turmoil.
15 Hedda Gabler
Ingrid Bergman starred in a revival of Hedda Gabler in 1960. The production was directed by George Schaefer and opened at the Martin Beck Theatre in New York City. The production was critically acclaimed and won Bergman a Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a Play.
Ingrid Bergman starred as Anastasia Romanov in the 1956 film Anastasia. She won an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in the film.
13 En kvinnas ansikte
Ingrid Bergman starred in the classic Swedish film En kvinnas ansikte (A Woman's Face). Directed by Gustaf Molander, the film follows the story of Anna Holm (Bergman), a disfigured woman who is driven by vengeance to seek revenge against a criminal. Despite her outward appearance, Anna is portrayed as a woman of inner beauty and strength, ultimately learning to forgive and come to terms with her past. As the film progresses, Anna begins to fall in love with a man (played by Swedish actor Gösta Ekman), who helps her to find peace and happiness. The film was nominated for several awards, including the Academy Award for Best Actress, which Bergman won.
12 The Inn of the Sixth Happiness
Ingrid Bergman starred as Gladys Aylward in the 1958 film The Inn of the Sixth Happiness. The film was an adaptation of the novel The Small Woman by Alan Burgess and tells the true story of Aylward, an Englishwoman who travels to China in the 1930s to help spread Christianity. Bergman won the 1959 Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture Drama for her performance in the film.
11 Cactus Flower
Ingrid Bergman starred in the 1969 romantic comedy film Cactus Flower as Toni Simmons. The film tells the story of a dentist (Walter Matthau) who has lied to his young, beautiful, and naive girlfriend (Goldie Hawn) by telling her that he is a widower. When she discovers the truth, she threatens to leave him, so he attempts to find a "suitable" replacement widow, which leads to him hiring Bergman's character.
10 The Bells of St. Mary's
The Bells of St. Mary's is a 1945 American drama film produced and directed by Leo McCarey and starring Bing Crosby and Ingrid Bergman. The film is about a priest and a nun who, despite their good-natured rivalry, try to save their school from being shut down. Bergman plays the role of Sister Mary Benedict, a no-nonsense but warm-hearted nun who helps Father O'Malley (Crosby) with his efforts to save the school.
Ingrid Bergman starred as Karin in the 1950 Italian drama film Stromboli, directed by Roberto Rossellini. The film tells the story of Karin, a Swedish woman who has left her oppressive home life to marry an Italian fisherman on the island of Stromboli. The film was shot on location on the island and was the first of three collaborations between Rossellini and Bergman. The film was a critical and commercial success, and Bergman was praised for her performance.
8 Journey to Italy
Ingrid Bergman starred in the 1954 Italian film Journey to Italy (also known as Voyage to Italy). The film was directed by Roberto Rossellini and also starred George Sanders and Maria Mauban. The film follows the story of an English couple who travel to Italy, and Bergman plays the wife in the couple. The film was well-received critically, and Bergman earned a Best Actress award at the 1954 Cannes Film Festival for her performance.
7 Murder on the Orient Express
Ingrid Bergman plays the role of Greta Ohlsson in the 1974 film adaptation of Agatha Christie's novel, Murder on the Orient Express. The Swedish actress plays a missionary who is traveling on the Orient Express and becomes a suspect in the murder of American businessman Ratchett (Richard Widmark). Bergman won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the film.
Ingrid Bergman starred as Dr. Constance Petersen in the 1945 film Spellbound. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock, the psychological thriller follows a psychiatrist (Bergman) as she attempts to uncover the secrets of a man (Gregory Peck) who claims to have amnesia.
5 A Woman Called Golda
Ingrid Bergman starred as Golda Meir in the 1982 television film A Woman Called Golda. The film tells the story of Meir's life from her early days in Russia to her rise as the Prime Minister of Israel. Bergman won a Golden Globe Award for her performance in the film.
Ingrid Bergman played the lead role of the wife in the 1944 British psychological thriller film Gaslight, which was based on the 1938 play of the same name. She received an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in the film.
Ingrid Bergman starred as Alicia Huberman in Alfred Hitchcock's classic 1946 film, Notorious. In the film, Bergman plays a woman who is recruited by a government agent, played by Cary Grant, to spy on a group of Nazis in Rio de Janeiro. Bergman's character is both strong and vulnerable, and her performance earned her an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress.
2 Autumn Sonata
Ingrid Bergman starred in Ingmar Bergman's 1978 film, Höstsonaten (Autumn Sonata). She starred alongside Liv Ullmann, Lena Nyman, Halvar Björk and Erland Josephson. Bergman plays Charlotte, a famous concert pianist who visits her daughter Eva (Ullmann) after many years of separation. Autumn Sonata was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress and won the Best Actress award at the 1979 Cannes Film Festival for Bergman.
Ingrid Bergman starred as Ilsa Lund in the classic 1942 film Casablanca. Bergman's performance as Ilsa is widely regarded as one of the greatest female performances in film history, and the iconic character has become an archetype for female characters in popular culture. Bergman was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in the film.