For years Ingrid Bergman was called the most notorious woman in Hollywood; her dramatic fall from grace - she was America's most beautiful, admired and loved actress at the time - caused by her love affair in Italy with director Roberto Rossellini which resulted in a child born out of wedlock. The scandal made international headlines in 1950.
Her life-story, as told by bestselling biographer Donald Spoto, is as compelling as any of the women she portrayed in dozens of memorable movies and plays, including 'Intennezzo', 'Casablanca', 'Gaslight', 'The Bells Of St Mary's', three of Hitchcock's films ('Notorious', 'Spellbound' and 'Under Capricorn'), 'Anastasia' and 'Autumn Sonata'. Whether acting the role of saint or sinner, Bergman found in her characters the extremes of her own passionate nature.
Contains 32 pages of black and white photographs.