Date of birth: 29 August 1915, Stockholm, Sweden
Date of death: 29 August 1982, London, England
In 1934 she
debuted in the Swedish film Munkbrogreven. Three years later she married Dr.
Peter Lindstrom and in 1938 she gave birth to a daughter, Friedel Pia.
In late 1943 she began working on Gaslight, which won her the 1944 Academy Award.
She returned to Europe after the scandalous publicity surrounding her affair with Italian director Roberto Rossellini during the filming of Stromboli (1950). In the same month the film was released she gave birth to a boy, Robertino. A week after her son was born she divorced Dr. Lindstrom and married Rossellini in Mexico.
In June, 1952, she gave birth to the twin daughters Isabella and Ingrid. Her next films were not successful and between 1951-55. But she did come back to do Anastasia and this won her another Oscar
In 1957 she divorced Rossellini and the next year she got married to Lars Schmidt, a theatrical entrepreneur from a wealthy Swede shipping family. She received a third Oscar for her role in Murder of the Orient Express (1974).
By 1975 she got divorced again. In 1978 she starred Ingmar Bergman's Autumn Sonata. In the late 1970s she first discovered the symptoms of cancer and had undergone a mastectomy. Her last role was in the television film A Woman Called Golda (1981). For it, she won (posthumously) television's Emmy Award as outstanding actress in a mini-series. She died in London, on August 29, 1982, after having a small birthday party with a few friends.