Roberto Gastone Zeffiro Rossellini (8 May 1906 – 3 June 1977) was an Italian film director, producer, and screenwriter. He was one of the most prominent directors of the Italian neorealist cinema, contributing to the movement with films such as Rome, Open City (1945), Paisan (1946), Germany, Year Zero (1948), and Socrates (1971).
Isabella Fiorella Elettra Giovanna Rossellini (born 18 June 1952) is an Italian-American actress, author, philanthropist, and former model. The daughter of the Swedish actress Ingrid Bergman and the Italian film director Roberto Rossellini, she is noted for her successful tenure as a Lancôme model, and for her roles in films such as Blue Velvet (1986) and Death Becomes Her (1992).
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Roberto Gastone Zeffiro Rossellini was born in Rome, Italy, on May 8, 1906. His father, Angiolo, was the owner of a construction company. His mother, Elettra, was a homemaker. He had a younger brother, Renzo, who later became a composer. His father built the Barberini, the first cinema in Rome. As a child, Roberto spent a lot of time there.
Roberto Rossellini entered the film industry as a sound engineer. In 1937, he directed a documentary about the ballet Afternoon of a Faun. He assisted director Goffredo Alessandrini on the film Luciano Serra Pilota. During World War II, he directed three films that were sponsored by Mussolini’s propaganda department. They were called The White Ship, A Pilot Returns, andThe Man With A Cross. After the regime ended, he worked on three anti-fascist films. They were called Rome Open City, Paisa, and Germany Year Zero.In the early 1950s, he collaborated with actress Ingrid Bergman on several films. They included Stromboli Terra Di Dio, La Paura, Siamo Donne, Europa, and Viaggio In Italia. In 1957, Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru commissioned him to produce a documentary about India. Roberto Rossellini then directed several drama films, such as Vanina Vanini, Anima Nera, andViva Italia. In 1966, he worked on the French TV film The Taking of Power by Louis XIV. In 1971, he helped es...
In 1934, Roberto Rossellini married the Russian-Italian actress Assia Noris. In 1936, he annulled that marriage and married costume designer Marcella De Marchis. They had two sons, named Renzo and Marco. Rossellini had an affair with Swedish actress Ingrid Bergman,who was also married. This caused a great scandal in Hollywood. In 1950, he divorced Marcella and married Bergman. They had a son named Renato and two daughters, named Ingrid and Isabella. In 1957, he divorced Bergman and married Indian screenwriter Sonali Das Gupta. They had a daughter, named Raffaella. Rossellini also adopted Gil, his wife’s son from her previous marriage. In 1973, he began an affair with Silvia D’Amico.
Roberto Rossellini died from a heart attack on June 3, 1977. He was 71 years old. He was buried at Campo Verano in Rome.
Many of Rossellini’s recordings, film materials, and papers are stored in the Wesleyan University Cinema Archives. His son Renzo collected his materials and created the Roberto Rossellini Audiovisual Encyclopedia of History.
Roberto Rossellini was a famous Italian director, who was born on May 8, 1906. As a person born on this date, Roberto Rossellini is listed in our database as the 43rd most popular celebrity for the day (May 8) and the 27th most popular for the year (1906). People born on May 8 fall under the Zodiac sign of Taurus, the Bull.
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- June 3, 1977
Also Known As: Isabella Fiorella Elettra Giovanna Rossellini. Born in: Rome. Famous as: Actress. Actresses Italian Women. Height: 5'8" (173 cm ), 5'8" Females. Family: Spouse/Ex-: Jonathan Wiedemann (m. 1983–1986), Martin Scorsese (m. 1979–1982) father: Roberto Rossellini. mother: Ingrid Bergman.
Has always lived near her twin sister between Rome, Paris, and New York. Initially teaching literature at Columbia, she has also taught at NYU, Princeton and Harvard universities. Aunt of Elettra Wiedemann, Alessandro Rossellini, Justin Daly, and Nick Daly. Ex-sister-in-law of Martin Scorsese.
Renzo Rossellini, also called Rossellini Jr., is an Italian film producer, left-wing political activist and communication innovator. He is the second son of costume designer Marcella de Marchis and film director Roberto Rossellini. Since 1964, he has produced 64 films. From 1977 to 1983 he was President of Gaumont Italy and was instrumental in the modernization of Italian film theaters, introducing multiplex structures. In 1975 he co-founded Radio Città Futura in Rome, one of the first ...
In the same month the film was released, she gave birth to a boy, Renato Roberto Ranaldo Giusto Giuseppe ("Robin") Rossellini (born 2 February 1950).  : 18 A week after her son was born, according to the Mexican law, she divorced Lindström and married Rossellini by proxy. 
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Ingrid Bergman was one of the greatest actresses from Hollywood's lamented Golden Era. Her natural and unpretentious beauty and her immense acting talent made her one of the most celebrated figures in the history of American cinema. Bergman is also one of the most Oscar-awarded actresses, tied with Meryl Streep, both second only to Katharine Hepburn.
Ingrid Bergman was born on August 29, 1915 in Stockholm, Sweden, to a German mother, Frieda Henrietta (Adler), and a Swedish father, Justus Samuel Bergman, an artist and photographer. Her mother died when she was only two and her father died when she was 12. She went to live with an elderly uncle.
The woman who would be one of the top stars in Hollywood in the 1940s had decided to become an actress after finishing her formal schooling. She had had a taste of acting at age 17 when she played an uncredited role of a girl standing in line in the Swedish film Landskamp (1932) in 1932 - not much of a beginning for a girl who would be known as \\"Sweden's illustrious gift to Hollywood.\\" Her parents died when she was just a girl and the uncle she lived with didn't want to stand in the way of Ingrid's dream. The next year she enrolled at the Royal Dramatic Theatre School in Stockholm but decided that stage acting was not for her. It would be three more years before she would have another chance at a film. When she did, it was more than just a bit part. The film in question was The Count of the Old Town (1935), where she had a speaking part as Elsa Edlund. After several films that year that established her as a class actress, Ingrid appeared in Intermezzo (1936) as Anita Hoffman. Luckily for her, American producer David O. Selznick saw it and sent a representative from Selznick International Pictures to gain rights to the story and have Ingrid signed to a contract. Once signed, she came to California and starred in United Artists' 1939 remake of her 1936 film, Intermezzo (1939), reprising her original role. The film was a hit and so was Ingrid.
Ingrid continued to make films in Italy and finally returned to Hollywood in 1956 in the title role in Anastasia (1956), which was filmed in England. For this she won her second Academy Award. She had scarcely missed a beat. Ingrid continued to bounce between Europe and the US making movies, and fine ones at that. A film with Ingrid Bergman was sure to be a quality production. In her final big-screen performance in 1978's Autumn Sonata (1978) she had her final Academy Award nomination. Though she didn't win, many felt it was the most sterling performance of her career. Ingrid retired, but not before she gave an outstanding performance in the mini-series A Woman Called Golda (1982), a film about Israeli prime minister Golda Meir. For this she won an Emmy Award as Best Actress, but, unfortunately, she did not live to see the fruits of her labor.