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Rossellini, Isabella

Born: 1952 AD
Currently alive, at 63 years of age.
Nationality: Italian
Categories: Actresses, Models

1952 – She was born on the 18th day of July this year in Rome, Italy.


1965 – At age 13, she was diagnosed with scoliosis. In order to correct it, Isabella had to undergo an 18-month ordeal of painful stretching, body casts, surgery on her spine using pieces of one of her shinbones.


1971 – She went to New York where she worked as a translator and a RAI television reporter. She also appeared intermittently on Roberto Benigni’s Italian comedy show, "The Other Sunday”.


1976 – She made her film debut with a brief appearance as a nun opposite her mother in the film “A Matter of Time”.


1979 – She married Martin Scorsese this year and divorced him in 1982. After her marriage to Scorsese, she married Jon Wiedemann in 1983.


1980 – She began her modeling career this year, when Bruce Weber photographed her for British Vogue and by Bill King for American Vogue.


1982 – She became the spokes model for the international cosmetics brand Lancôme.


1985 – She was cast in her first American film, White Nights.


1986 – This year, she ended up her relationship with her second husband. Rossellini received a 1987 Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead for her role in Blue Velvet.


1990 – She was involved in product development for Lancôme’s fragrance.


1995 – She worked with the Coty Group and developed her own brand of cosmetics, Isabella Rossellini’s Manifesto.


1996 – After 14 years with the company, she was removed as the face of Lancôme for being "too old", since she was in her 40s at the time.


1997 – She received two notable award nominations. She received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV for her role in Crime of the Century and an Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for her work on the television series Chicago Hope.


2003 – She had a recurring role on the television series, Alias. In that same year, she also appeared in the Canadian film The Saddest Music in the World directed by Guy Maddin.


2004 – She played as the High Priestess Thar in the Sci-fi Channel miniseries Legend of Earthsea. In addition, she acted in an Off-Broadway production of The Stendhal Syndrome.


2006 – She was on television for several documentaries. First, she narrated a two-hour television special on Italy for the Discovery Channel’s Discovery Atlas series, in order to show a glimpse of present-day Italy.