Born in Stockholm, Sweden, in 1915, Ingrid Bergman experienced much sorrow in her youth. Her mother passed away when Ingrid was two and a half years old. Her father passed away when she was fourteen. Sent to live with an aunt, the aunt passed away six months later. Ingrid went to live with another aunt and her five children.
The many challenges she experienced didn't change her dream of becoming an actress. From a young age, Ingrid knew she wanted to act, and acting for the first time in a film came in 1932 with her first speaking role coming shortly after in 1934. By her early 20s, Ingrid was a star in Sweden and would soon become a star in the U.S.
Ingrid went on to have a long and global acting career. She spoke Swedish, German, English, Italian and French, and acted in all five languages. She won numerous awards for her films, including three Academy Awards, two Primetime Emmy Awards, a Tony Award, four Golden Globe Awards, and a BAFTA Award.