Ingrid and Me: 10 Facts


Let the celebrations continue for Ingrid Bergman’s heavenly 101st birthday!

Now, let me talk about me and Ingrid with the help of 10 facts!

#1. The first Ingrid Bergman’s film I saw was Casablanca. I remember this very well as I was trying to listen to the film, but my mother was listening to some music very loudly. Dear… XD

#2. In 2013, I edited a little video presenting a top 20 of my most favourite actresses. At the time, she was my #5 behind Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly, Katharine Hepburn and Tippi Hedren (that was the time I had an obsession with this actress. Now, she’s not so high in my tops, but I still love her). Of course, my tastes changed a lot since then! Then I edited another one in 2014 where she was #4! And now she’s number 3 (but #2 and 1 in a way too).

#3. Objectively, I think Ingrid Bergman is the most talented actress of all times

#4. I saw 17 of her films. Among the three enchanting ladies (Ingrid Bergman,  Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly), Ingrid is the one from whom I have seen the most films. Of course, I’ve seen all Grace Kelly’s films, but that can’t be more than 11…

#5. I’ve met my host in Budapest thanks to Ingrid Bergman! She was a member of my Facebook Group dedicated to her and she sent me an email telling me how much she loved Ingrid too. Then, we started to communicate regularly and I discovered she lived in Budapest and I was going to Budapest with my friend this summer, so she offered to host us. One of the best hosts I ever had! So generous!

#6. When I was in Vienna (my 2nd destination after Budapest) with my best friend, I met Paul Henreid’s grandson (another amazingly kind person) and he told us he had met Ingrid Bergman when he was a little boy. Lucky guy!

#7. Last April, I had the chance to see Isabella Rossellini’s Green Porno conference at the Place des Arts de Montreal. Like her mother, she was simply fascinating. Imagine having an animal sex education class given by Ingrid’s daughter!

#8. Last year, I celebrated Ingrid Bergman’s so much on her centennial! I bought her new stamps, the book edited by Isabella Rossellini, saw Ingrid Bergman: In her Own Words at the theatre with my mother, and watched many movies of hers I hadn’t seen before. And of course I hosted The Wonderful Ingrid Bergman Blogathon for the first time!

#9. My favourite Ingrid Bergman’s film is Spellbound, but The Inn of the Sixth Happiness is a close second.

#10. Ingrid makes me want to learn Swedish. I actually think it’s a very beautiful language.

Of course, there are much more to say about Ingrid!


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