Isabella Fiorella Elettra Giovanna Rossellini is an Italian actress and model who was born on June 18, 1952. She is famous for her prosperous time as a Lancôme model and her well-established career in American cinema. She became known as an actress after her breakthrough performances in White Nights (1985) and David Lynch’s Blue Velvet (1986) for which she won the Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead.

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His other notable films are Cousins (1989),  Death Becomes Her (1992), Fearless (1993), Wyatt Earp (1994), Wild at Heart (1990),  Roger Dodger (2002), Infamous (2006), Two Lovers (2008), Enemy (2013), Joy (2015), and La Chimera (2023).

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REAL NAME Isabella Fiorella Elettra Giovanna Rossellini
NICKNAMEIsabella Rossellini
BORNJune 18, 1952
AGE71 years old (2023)
NET WORTH$50 million
SPOUSEJonathan Wiedemann
HEIGHT5 feet 8 inches (173cm)

How was the early life of Isabella Rossellini?

The Swedish actress Ingrid Bergman and the Italian director Roberto Rossellini welcomed Isabella into the world in 1952. Isabella was born in Rome, Italy. She has three siblings from her mother: brother Robertino, half-sister Pia, and fraternal twin sister Isotta. From her father, Rossellini has four other siblings: Renzo, Gil, Raffaella, and Romano.

Rossellini was raised in both Paris and Rome as a child. At 19 years old, Rossellini moved to New York City to attend Finch College. She has worked as a reporter and translator for Italian television. Occasionally, she also appears on the Italian Sunday afternoon variety show “L’altra Domenica”.

Isabella Rossellini career

Her modeling career started when she was 28 years old, being photographed for American Vogue by Bill King and British Vogue by Bruce Weber. She has collaborated with numerous other well-known photographers throughout her career, such as Eve Arnold, Denis Piel, Helmut Newton, Peter Lindbergh, Norman Parkinson, Richard Avedon, and Robert Mapplethorpe.

In the 1976 movie A Matter of Time, Rossellini made her screen debut opposite her mother in a brief role as a nun. Her first role was in the 1979 movie Il Prato. She later starred alongside Martin Scorsese in Renzo Arbore’s 1980 film Il pap’occhio. After her mother passed away in 1982, Rossellini’s first American film was White Nights (1985).

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Rossellini appeared on the television series Alias as a recurring character in 2003. She also starred in Guy Maddin’s Canadian film The Saddest Music in the World that same year. In the 2004 Sci-Fi Channel miniseries Legend of Earthsea, she played the role of High Priestess Thar.

In 2011, Rossellini served as the 61st Berlin International Film Festival’s President of the Jury. She was appointed the President of the Jury for the Un Certain Regard section of the 2015 Cannes Film Festival in April of that year. In the 2016 Hulu original series Shut Eye, Rossellini starred as Rita Marks, the matriarch of the Marks crime family.

Isabella Rossellini Personal Life

Rossellini married director Martin Scorsese from 1979 to 1982. She had first met Scorsese when doing an interview with him for Italian television. She got married to Jon Wiedemann in 1983 after their divorce. Elettra Wiedemann is their first daughter. Roberto is an adopted son by them. In 1986, Jon Wiedemann and she divorced. Rossellini engaged to actor Gary Oldman from 1994 to 1996.

Rossellini is a passionate activist who has devoted a lot of her time to environmental causes. The Howard Gilman Foundation, which works to preserve everything from wildlife to the arts, is led by her as president and director. Additionally, Rossellini has been involved with organizations like the Bellport-Brookhaven Historical Society, the Central Park Conservancy, and the Wildlife Conservation Network.

How much is Isabella Rossellini worth?

Isabella Rossellini is an Italian-American model and actress who has a net worth of $50 million US dollars. She is most recognized for her roles in the movies “Blue Velvet”, “Death Becomes Her”, and “The Saddest Music in the World”. Her television appearances include “Chicago Hope”, “Alias”, “Shut Eye”, and the television film “Crime of the Century”. Rossellini has also performed on stage and written books.

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