We have sort of an unhealthy obsession with Isabella Fiorella Elettra Giovanna Rossellini here at Frock Flicks, so it’s amazing that it’s taken us this long to feature her on a Woman Crush Wednesday post. Isabella Rossellini is the daughter of the eternally luminous Ingrid Bergman and the critically acclaimed neo-realist director, Roberto Rossellini. Those of us of a certain age grew up with her as the face of Lancôme cosmetics between 1982 and 1994. At 63, she’s recently returned as their spokesmodel (a far cry from when she was fired at 44 for being “too old”).
Another reason to love her is that Rossellini has a whole other life away from acting that is focused on environmental activism, and she is the current director of the Howard Gilman Foundation, which is dedicated to the promoting the arts and wildlife conservation. In 2015, she released the documentary Green Porno, exploring the mating habits of animals. It may sound random, but it’s actually a really fascinating show. To recap, she’s fabulous, gorgeous, talented, smart, and fierce as hell.
But, of course, the the primary reason why we are all so in love with Isabella Rossellini is because of her incredible costume film portfolio. So, without further ado, here’s her highlight reel!
There’s a final film that I can’t track down photos of, Silent Life (2016), in which Isabella Rossellini plays Rudolph Valentino‘s mother, Gabriella. Can’t wait for this one to hit the U.S. market at some point!
What’s your favorite film starring Isabella Rossellini? Share it with us in the comments!