- Mini Bio
- Name: Isabella Fiorella Elettra Giovanna Rossellini
- Born: 18th June 1952, Lazio, Rome, Italy
- Famous parents: Roberto Rossellini and Ingrid Bergman
- Occupation: Actress, model and author
- Height: 5' 8" (1.73m)
- Unusual fact: She started modeling at the ripe old age of 28 and she eventually became the Face of the international cosmetic brand Lancome
- Famous role: Dorothy Vallens in the movie Blue Velvet by David Lynch
- Trivia: Discovered by photographer Bruce Weber who put her on the front cover of Vogue, from there she appeared on the front cover of all the worlds most fashionable womens magazines
"True elegance is for me the manifestation of an independent mind"Isabella Rossellini
"If you look at nature, there is no perfection. Everything is always evolving and adapting according to whatever the environmental pressure. The more diversity there is, the more things are going to survive"Isabella Rossellini
"There is no question for me about the Electra complex. You know, exaggerated love of the father - I have it, or some version. I loved my mother, but I was my dad's girl"Isabella Rossellini
"When I was hot as a model, I always knew my entire schedule for the next eight months in advance, every moment was planned and filled. And this lasted for 10 years"Isabella Rossellini
"The web is a double-edged sword. It has a huge potential for distributing content, creating contacts. There are a lot of advantages. The problem is that money is spent on technologies, not on content"Isabella Rossellini
"I didn't want to become an actress because the competition with my mother would have been to much to live up to"Isabella Rossellini
"I made more money as a model than as an actress or as a filmmaker. In monetary terms, beauty pays more than anything"Isabella Rossellini
"None of us only mate or make love to reproduce"Isabella Rossellini
"I believe in a set of values I cannot live by"Isabella Rossellini
"I meet a person who strikes me as intelligent and interesting and I want to take a trip into their brain"Isabella Rossellini
"I always wanted to make films about animals - there's not an enormous audience, but there's an enormous audience for sex"Isabella Rossellini
"There's nothing wrong with modeling, except that it doesn't last"Isabella Rossellini
"A celebration of what we have, instead of what we long for. That for me, is glamour"Isabella Rossellini
"Everyone has a dark side to their personalities"Isabella Rossellini
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Isabella Rossellini Biography
Isabella Rossellini was born into a royal family of the silver screen with parents of the prestige of the three time Oscar winning actress Ingrid Bergman and renowned Italian director Roberto Rossellini, it could have been said in the stars she was destined for big things to come and she was.
Although she made her screen debut with a small part in the movie that was starring her mother (A Matter Of Time in 1976) it was without any parental influence when she made her big break through as a model.
At the age of 28 she appeared on the front cover of Vogue magazine and the mysterious beauty of her look really shone through and soon the modelling offers came rolling in.
She became the spokesperson for Lancome and during this busy period in her career she played some of her more memorable movie roles. In 1985 she was cast in White Nights and the following year saw her star in Blue Velvet to much acclaim.
She was also in demand on the small screen of television where she guest starred in a variety of shows including playing herself in one episode of Friends.
Isabella showed her versatility when she wrote and acted in a low budget production she called Green Porno for the Sundance Channel, it was an instant hit and she went on to make 18 episodes.
Other notable attributes include acting in theatre and writing three books. She has packed a lot into her career making it interesting research compiling my list of 14 of the best Isabella Rossellini quotes.
Quotes About Isabella Rossellini
The director Robert Lieberman understood her on screen presence by saying she:
"Brings a very big persona to the screen. She carries a great deal of beauty. We needed someone who had a feeling of authority"
The French author Gilles Jacob was impressed to say:
"How beautiful she was, Isabella!... Adorable wearing everything: a suit, a little black dress, an evening dress"
The senior executive of a global brand Barbara Muckermann recognised the value of her image:
"Isabella is the ideal personification of Silversea's exclusive standard of elegance, glamour and sophistication"