Isabella Rossellini is a model, actress and filmmaker, born June 18 1952, in the city of Rome. Her ?biography? begins with Rossellini's ?parents,? who were both very successful in their field of work. Her mother Ingrid Bergman, was a Swedish actress, and her father Roberto Rossellini, was an Italian neorealist film maker. He made films based on the poverty of the working-class in Italy. These films are usually filmed on location, and without the use of professional actors.
Though he was successful and well known for his work, the equity he received was very little. Her Father died with only $250 dollars in his bank account. Isabella was determined to better herself in every way possible. Her family includes three ?siblings?, her twin sister Isotta Ingrid Rossellini, her sister Pia Lindström, and brother Robertino Ingmar Rossellini, and half sister Pia Lindström.
At 19, she moved to New York City where she attended Finch College. While attending the school she worked as a television reporter and as a translator. Rossellini got her big break in modeling in the Magazine,“British Vogue.” In 1988, she was part of an exhibition that featured her pictures in “Musee d'Art Moderne,” in Paris. She also played a role in Madonna's music video, “Erotica,” in 1992.
Rossellini's first American Film role was in 1985 in the film “White Nights.” One of her notable roles was in the film “Blue Velvet,” Rossellini received a 1987 Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead for her role in Blue Velvet,” where she played the role of a nightclub singer. In 1996 she appeared in the popular TV Show series, “Friends.” She received an award her role in “Crime of the Century,” and an Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for her work on the television series “Chicago Hope,” Also in 1997, Rossellini was awarded The George Eastman Award.
In 1998, she received an Honourable Mention at the 48th Berlin International Film Festival for her role in the film “ Luggage”. In 2013, she was awarded with the Berlinale Camera at the 63rd Berlin International Film Festival. She later played a role in the ?TV shows?30 Rock, and a popular YouTube series “Green Porn,” which was an animal based series. She wrote her own scripts and was in complete control of the production It's fair to say that her best success was in acting. But she gives credit to modeling because it gave her the confidence to go into making ?movies.
Rossellini has not only done film and acting, but she is also an activist. Rossellini’s activism includes conservation efforts. She is the president and director of the Howard Gilman Foundation—a leading institution focused on the preservation of wildlife, arts, photography and dance. She also helps to run an organization that helps train guide dogs for the blind. Isabella Rossellini has two children, Elettra Rossellini Wiedemann and Roberto Rossellini. Her projected ?net worth?is placed at 65 million. You can follow her on Instagram?: @IsabellaRossellini.