Friday, February 16, 2007

My Weekend Crush

With all the craziness in the news and looniness of the zeitgeist, I felt like going back in time for this weekend’s crush. It’s hard to find a more timeless, more elegant, more flat-out beautiful actress than Ingrid Bergman. Looking back, it’s strange to think that a woman remembered for such classics as “Casablanca,” “Gaslight” and “Anastasia” was embroiled in her own scandal back in the day. When the married Ingrid had an affair with the also married Italian director Roberto Rossellini, she was denounced on the U.S. Senate floor as a “horrible example of womanhood and a powerful influence for evil.” The couple later married and one of the results of their “evil” was Isabella Rossellini. Now that’s what I call good genes. Happy weekend, all.

3 comments:

ravaj said...

aaaaahhhhh, ingrid bergman. from youth to old age always beautiful. when we first see her in notorious, hung over in bed, looking at cary grant in the doorway, who could not fall immediately in lust, er, in love with her?

been a crush of mine since i was a pre-teen, and my sister still wonders howcome it took so long for me to come out :-)

have a great weekend
- ravaj.

Anna said...

Great genes! Ingrid was born in Stockholm, Sweden... :P

nycrouge said...

Isabella Rossellini has a twin, so there were two results of their "evil." And the twin is a professor of Italian lit. Totally hot.