Fast Facts

  • Fluent in English, Italian and French.
  • Was diagnosed with scoliosis as a teen and underwent an operation to correct the curvature of her spine, spending months in a body cast.
  • Made her film debut with a cameo appearance opposite her mother Ingrid Bergman in 1976's A Matter of Time.
  • Was a journalist for Italy's RAI Television before becoming a model.
  • Her memoir, Some of Me, was published in 1997.
  • Launched her own line of cosmetics called Manifesto in 2000.
  • In 2006, she published In the Name of the Father, the Daughter, and the Holy Spirits: Remembering Roberto Rossellini.
  • Raises and trains puppies for the Guide Dog Foundation.


  • 1998, Berlin Film Festival — Special Mention: Winner
  • 1987, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Female Lead: Winner
  • 2000, David di Donatello Awards — Best Actress: Nominee
  • 1997, Emmy — Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 1997, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Nominee
  • 2013, Berlin Film Festival — Berlinale Camera: Winner


  • Renzo Rossellini — Uncle
  • Elettra Rossellini Wiedemann — Daughter
  • Ingrid Bergman — Mother
  • Martin Scorsese — Ex-husband
  • Roberto Rossellini — Father
  • Roberto Rossellini — Son
  • Raffaella Rossellini — Half Sister
  • Gary Oldman — Ex-fiancé
  • Ingrid Rossellini — Sister
  • Marco Romano Rossellini — Half Brother
  • Roberto Rossellini — Brother
  • Gil Rossellini — Half Brother
  • Pia Lindstrom — Half Sister
  • Jonathan Wiedemann — Ex-husband
  • David Lynch — Ex-significant Other
  • Renzo Rossellini — Half Brother


  • Attended Finch College, New York, NY ; attended The New School for Social Research, New York, NY

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  • Birth Name: Isabella Fiorella Elettra Giovanna Rossellini
  • Birth Place: Rome, Italy
  • Profession: Actor, Model, Writer, Journalist, Costume designer

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