Ingmar Bergman - Family

Family

Bergman was married five times:

  • 25 March 1943 – 1945, to Else Fisher, choreographer and dancer (divorced). Children:
    • Lena Bergman, actress, born 1943.
  • 22 July 1945 – 1950, to Ellen Lundström, choreographer and film director (divorced). Children:
    • Eva Bergman, film director, born 1945,
    • Jan Bergman, film director (1946–2000), and
    • twins Mats and Anna Bergman, both actors and film directors and born in 1948.
  • 1951 – 1959, to Gun Grut, journalist (divorced). Children:
    • Ingmar Bergman Jr, airline captain, born 1951.
  • 1959 – 1969, to Käbi Laretei, concert pianist (divorced). Children:
    • Daniel Bergman, film director, born 1962.
  • 11 November 1971 – 20 May 1995, to Ingrid von Rosen (maiden name Karlebo) (widowed). Children:
    • Maria von Rosen, author, born 1959.

The first four marriages ended in divorce, while the last ended when his wife Ingrid died of stomach cancer in 1995, aged 65. Aside from his marriages, Bergman had romantic relationships with actresses Harriet Andersson (1952–55), Bibi Andersson (1955–59), and Liv Ullmann (1965–70). He was the father of writer Linn Ullmann with Liv Ullmann. In all, Bergman had nine children, one of whom predeceased him. Bergman was eventually married to all of the mothers except Liv Ullmann, but his daughter with his last wife, Ingrid von Rosen, was born twelve years before their marriage.

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