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She writes of her mother, Ingrid Bergman: "Second to acting, Mother loved cleaning, which is not to say she loved even that above me. I'm sure she loved me more than cleaning, but what made her happiest was combining the two."

She writes of her father, Roberto Rossellini: "My father was a Jewish mother ... When we were children (there were seven of us) one of our favorite games was throwing ourselves into Daddy's body. Lying on his side, he pretended to be the sow and we were the piglets."

She writes about her famous nude scene in David Lynch's Blue Velvet, and of posing for such world-renowned photographers as Richard Avedon, Bruce Weber, and Steven Meisel. About being fired as the face of Lancome because she dared to become forty, and about the two years of scoliosis that blighted her adolescence. She talks -- candidly but discreetly -- about the men in her life: her ex-husband Martin Scorsese, David Lynch, and Gary Oldman. And she conducts intimate and extended dialogues with her beloved dead parents.

This book is utterly original, human, and provocative. Like the author herself. Review
Some of Me is full of magic realism, moral elegance, and monstres sacrés. Though Isabella Rossellini deliberately chooses to reveal only bits of herself in her anecdotal new memoir, what amazing aspects they are. The photos tell part of the story: alongside Vogue covers and sumptuous magazine spreads, there are odder images--Ingrid Bergman in a balaclava; Rossellini sprawled on a chair with her potbellied pig and dog sprawled on her, all three looking equally pensive.

But, oh, the prose! More provocative than ten tell-alls stacked together, Some of Me is an analyst's treasure trove and a reader's delight. There is something for everyone. Those interested in Rossellini's rise and fall as the Lancôme model will find indignant if good-humored fodder--she warns some to skip ahead "if you can't stand boring." But even those of us who wish we didn't know all those supermodels' names will find this section intriguing. Rossellini also provides some intriguing insights into her often bizarre film roles. There are, though, more bravura sections in this memoir. Who knew that Rossellini still communes with her dead parents? The author prints some of their debates verbatim, though she has already warned: "It's a habit of mine to embellish and color events until I lose sight of what really happened." Rossellini also takes on more upsetting memories such as the painful treatment she underwent for scoliosis and the thoughtless questions people ask about her adopted child. At one point, she remarks, "True elegance is for me the manifestation of an independent mind." Some of Me is a truly elegant manifestation.

04-27-1989 Letterman Isabella Rossellini Stevie Ray Fromstein David Fanshaw

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    09/30/14 ,via New York Post

    Isabella Rossellini's daughter, the model Elettra Rossellini Wiedemann, is the latest boldface name to buy a Brooklyn mansion, according to city property records. Wiedemann — who is also the granddaughter of Ingrid Bergman — just bought a townhouse

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    10/02/14 ,via

    Isabella Rossellini, we hardly knew ya. The 62-year-old actress/model and daughter of Ingrid Bergman and director Roberto Rossellini is bringing her one-woman show about animal mating to the Fillmore Miami Beach Nov. 15. Called Green Porno, it ain't


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  • Some of Me

    Random House Incorporated. 1997. 179 pages.

    The model and actress describes life with her famed parents, Roberto Rossellini and Ingrid Bergman, her acting and modeling careers, the men in her life, and other personal relationships.

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  • Isabella Rossellini Looks Back On The Sex Lives Of Animals

    10/30/14 ,via Movie City News

    “The city to me is the only possible vehicle we have to measure human achievement. We’re an urban species now. If you look at Karachi or Mexico City or Hong Kong or London or New York or Yonkers or Baltimore or any of these other places, the pastoral ...

  • A shout out to the women changing the beauty industry

    10/30/14 ,via Daily Life

    Gone are the days when actress Isabella Rossellini was dropped by Lancome at age 40, reportedly for being too old. This week, 69-year old Helen Mirren joined a list of over-50s shaking up the beauty industry by becoming the newest face of French cosmetics ...


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