Swedish post issued a set of stamps to mark 100 years of Ingrid Bergman, an internationally renowned Swedish actress know for her amazing work in Hollywood.
The stamps features the engraved images of Ingrid Bergman created by engraver Lars.
The stamps are issued jointly by Swedish post and the US postal service.
Ingrid Bergman was born in Stockholm, Sweden on August 29, 1915.
Her mother, Friedel Adler Bergman, a Hamburg, was Germany native, and her father, Justus Samuel Bergman, a Swedish.
Bergman experienced several major losses in her early years. Her mother, died when she was only a toddler.
Her father ran a photography shop and supported her interest in creative endeavors. In her early teens, Bergman lost her father, eventually ending up in the care of an uncle and his family.
In the early 1930s, she enrolled at the Royal Dramatic Theater School in Stockholm. Bergman left after a year and began her professional career.
In 1934, she made her film debut in Monkbrogreven. Bergman soon landed more movie roles in her native Sweden, including the 1936 romantic drama Intermezzo.
In the United States, she quickly became “the ideal of American womanhood” and one of Hollywood’s greatest leading actresses.
Apart from Casablanca, her performance from this period include Victor Fleming’s remake of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1941), For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943), Gaslight (1944), and The Bells of St. Mary’s (1945). Her last films for Selznick were, Alfred Hitchcock’s Spellbound (1945) and Notorious (1946). Her final film for Hitchcock was Under Capricorn (1949).
Shunned by Hollywood for years, Bergman made a triumphant return to American cinema with Anastasia (1956).
She won three Academy Awards, two Emmy Awards, four Golden Globe Awards and the Tony Award for Best Actress. She is ranked as the fourth greatest female star of American cinema of all time by the American Film Institute.
Title: Ingrid Bergman 100 Years
Date of Issue: 20 August 2015
Denominations: 14 KR x 2
Source: Swedish Post