Isabella is the daughter of Ingrid Bergman
and of movie director Roberto Rossellini
. She is the twin sister of Ingrid Isotta Rossellini
, a professor of Italian literature at Columbia University. Her other sister is Pia Lindström
Isabella's lovers have included the ballet dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov
, the movie director David Lynch
, Gary Oldman
. She was married to Martin Scorsese
from 1979 to 1983 and later to Jon Wiedemann
, and has two adopted children.
Isabella's first careers were in Europe, as a fashion model (including being the face of Lancôme cosmetics) and as a television journalist. She took on her first acting roles in Italian productions in the mid 1970s and much later moved on to appear in White Nights
(1985) with Baryshnikov
, then in David Lynch's Blue Velvet
(1986). Since then, she has had a varied acting career, generally avoiding mainsteam productions.
Living on both sides of the Atlantic, Isabella has a home in picturesque Bellport, New York.