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Overview (4)

Born in Sollefteå, Västernorrlands län, Sweden
Died in Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden  (cancer)
Birth NameIngrid Lilian Thulin
Height 5' 6¼" (1.68 m)

Mini Bio (2)

Ingrid trained as a ballet dancer and attended Stockholm's Royal Dramatic Theatre. She came to fame thanks to Bergman's "Wild Strawberries". She acted in 9 Ingmar Bergman's films. Her fame allowed her to act in Luchino Visconti's "The Damned" in 1969. Ingrid Thulin lived in Rome since the 1960's. She came back to Sweden for her health treatment recently.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Flo

Along with the legendary Bibi Andersson, Liv Ullmann, Eva Dahlbeck, Harriet Andersson, striking-looking, blue-eyed blonde Ingrid Thulin became one of the preeminent Swedish femme stars of Ingmar Bergman's intensely grim film masterpieces. Born Ingrid Lilian Thulin, a fisherman's child, in northern Sweden on January 27, 1926, she trained as a ballerina, then studied acting at Stockholm's Royal Dramatic Theatre.

Ingrid worked in a number of Bergman's stage productions before moving to films in the late 40s with minor offerings in Where the Wind Blows (1948) and Son of the Sea (1949). After co-starring in his classic Wild Strawberries (1957), the film that catapulted Bergman to the international film front, she shared a Cannes Film Festival award with Dahlbeck and Bibi Andersson for their acting participation in Bergman's Brink of Life (1958). Ingrid continued filming, in conjunction with Bergman, with The Magician (1958) (aka The Face), Winter Light (1963), The Silence (1963) (for which she won the "Guldbagge," the Swedish version of the "Oscar"), Hour of the Wolf (1968), and Cries & Whispers (1972). Other major non-Bergman Swedish film leads include The Judge (1960) opposite Gunnar Hellström and Night Games (1966) directed by Mai Zetterling.

Eventually the placid-looking blonde branched out internationally, earning co-starring or featured parts in the U.S. pictures Foreign Intrigue (1956) starring Robert Mitchum and The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1962) starring Glenn Ford; the German/French co-production Games of Desire (1964); the English/U.S. crime thriller Return from the Ashes (1965); the French war drama The War Is Over (1966) starring Yves Montand; the French-Italian drama Adelaide (1968); as the Baroness in the acclaimed, "X"-rated Luchino Visconti historical drama The Damned (1969); the Swiss drama The Holy Family (1973); the all-star passenger train U.S. thriller The Cassandra Crossing (1976). She also appeared on the one-season U.S. TV series Foreign Intrigue (1951).

Ingrid also made a brief name for herself on Broadway in the short-lived production "Of Love Remembered" in 1967, and appeared on TV in the mini-series Moses the Lawgiver (1974) starring Burt Lancaster in the title role. She ended her on-camera career starring as a nursing home patient who finds love within in the Marco Ferreri-directed Italian feature The House of Smiles (1991).

Twice divorced, Ingrid was first married to Swedish actor Maria Bircher. Second husband Austrian-born actor Harry Schein appeared in the film Night Games (1966) with Ingrid, was also the founder of the Swedish Film Institute. She lived in Rome since the 1960s, but returned to Stockholm, for treatment of cancer, a year before she died at the age 76 on January 7, 2004.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Gary Brumburgh / gr-home@pacbell.net

Family (2)

Spouse Harry Schein (1956 - 1989)  (divorced)
Claes Sylwander (1952 - 1955)  (divorced)
Parents Adam Thulin
Nanna Thulin

Trade Mark (2)

Cool, refined beauty
Often played "snow-covered volcano" types (women whose icy surface mask untold passions or desires)

Trivia (11)

Studied at the Royal Dramatic Theatre School in Stockholm.
From the mid-50s she emerged as one of the finest dramatic stage and screen actresses of her country.
One of Ingmar Bergman's favorite actresses. They made 10 movies together: A Dream Play (1963), The Magician (1958), After the Rehearsal (1984), Winter Light (1963), Brink of Life (1958), The Rite (1969), Wild Strawberries (1957), The Silence (1963), Hour of the Wolf (1968) and Cries & Whispers (1972).
Her father was a fisherman in a small town in Northern Sweden.
Trained as a ballet dancer in Stockholm and then as an actress at the Royal Dramatic Theatre.
In The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1962), her lines were dubbed by Angela Lansbury.
Head of jury at the Berlin International Film Festival in 1980.
She took ballet lessons as a child.
Spoke English, French, and Italian fluently.
Her co-star Dirk Bogarde stated that she deserved an Oscar for her performance in The Damned (1969).
She was considered for the role of A. in Last Year at Marienbad (1961), but Delphine Seyrig was cast instead. Ingrid later went on to work with Alain Resnais in The War Is Over (1966).

Personal Quotes (1)

To counteract the assumption that Ingmar Bergman was hardly light-minded: "We worked lightly even in the heaviest parts."

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