Old Hollywood Blind Item:
When this A++ list actress and multiple Oscar winner arrived the US to appear in her first film outside of her home country, Hollywood execs were startled at how controlling and abusive her husband was.
At a party to celebrate her new contract, her husband barked orders at her like a military general and his wife obediently followed his orders, robot-like.
There was that time she arrived at the studio with her face black and blue from a night of beatings.
The couple’s daughter saw everything and was threatened with violence by her father if she told anyone.
The actress found solace in the arms of several men including the married mogul who brought her to Hollywood, the A++ Oscar winning married actor/co-star who would soon ditch her for the love of his life and that future Oscar winning actor/co-star who was then almost A-list.
It was no big surprise in Hollywood when she finally got the guts to leave her husband for that foreign born director, although some of the conservative power players in Tinseltown made it their mission to bring her down and at first they succeeded but the actress proved them wrong in a big way.
Actress: Ingrid Bergman
Husband: Petter Aron Lindström (dentist, later to become a neurosurgeon)
(In Life Magazine, the “doctor regards himself as the undisputed head of the family, an idea that Ingrid accepts cheerfully.”)
Daughter: Friedel Pia Lindström
Married Mogul: David O. Selznick
A++ Oscar winner/married actor/co-star: Humphrey Bogart (love of his life: Lauren Bacall)
Almost A list/future Oscar winner/co-star:
Foreign born director: Roberto Rosselini (Hollywood tried to black-ball her)
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