When this A++ list actress and multiple Oscar winner arrived the US to appear in her first film outside of her home country, Hollywood execs were startled at how controlling and abusive her husband was. At a party to celebrate her new contract, her husband barked orders at her like a military general and his wife obediently followed his orders, robot-like. There was that time she arrived at the studio with her face black and blue from a night of beatings. The couple's daughter saw everything and was threatened with violence by her father if she told anyone. The actress found solace in the arms of several men including the married mogul who brought her to Hollywood, the A++ Oscar winning married actor/co-star who would soon ditch her for the love of his life and that future Oscar winning actor/co-star who was then almost A-list. It was no big surprise in Hollywood when she finally got the guts to leave her husband for that foreign born director, although some of the conservative power players in Tinseltown made it their mission to bring her down and at first they succeeded but the actress proved them wrong in a big way.
Ingrid Bergman, husband: Petter Lindstrom; daughter: Pia Lindstrom; conservative power players: Hedda Hopper, William Randolph Hearst and Louella Parsons; men she found solace in: David O. Selznick, Spencer Tracy [left her for Katharine Hepburn] and Gregory Peck; director: Roberto Rossellini; how she proved them wrong: won the Oscar for 'Anastasia ['56]