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Isabella Rossellini

Isabella Rossellini, the Italian actress and model who has made her home in America since 1979 and holds dual Italian and American citizenship, was born cinema royalty when she made her debut on June 18, 1952 in Rome. She was the daughter of two legends, three-time Oscar-winning Swedish-born actress Ingrid Bergman and neo-realist master Italian director Roberto Rossellini. She was also the third wife of Oscar-winning director Martin Scorsese from 1979 to 1982 and the partner of legendary director David Lynch.She made her movie debut in Vincente Minnelli's Nina (1976), which starred her mother. She then made a couple of Italian pictures and worked as an American correspondent for Italian television network RAI before appearing in Taylor Hackford's Cold War drama White Nights (1985) in 1985. She followed that up with her most memorable role, as the abused chanteuse in Lynch's masterpiece Blue Velvet (1986), she earned an Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead. She then went on to win a Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress, for her performance as Lisle, the mysterious socialite, forever in her youth in Death Becomes Her (1992). In 1997, she was nominated for an Emmy Award as Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for a guest appearance on Chicago Hope (1994).

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Jun 18, 1952 In Rome, Lazio, Italy
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series CBS News Sunday Morning 1979
Latest Project:
Series The Blacklist 2013-09-23

Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 10 wins & 10 nominations.

Known For
Poster of The Blacklist
Poster of 30 Rock
Poster of Friends
Poster of The Simpsons
The Blacklist Unknown 2013-09-23
Treme Unknown 2010-04-11
The Graham Norton Show Unknown 2007-02-22
30 Rock Unknown 2006-10-11
Discovery Atlas Narrator 1 episode, 2006 2006-09-05
Alias Unknown 2001-09-30
Merlin Nimue 2 episodes, 1998 1998-04-26
The Daily Show Unknown 1996-07-22
Chicago Hope Unknown 1994-09-18
Friends Unknown 1994-09-22
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
The Simpsons Unknown 1989-12-17
Tales from the Crypt Unknown 1989-06-10
CBS News Sunday Morning Unknown 1979