Date of Birth: 29 August, 1915
Place of Birth: Stockholm, Sweden
Date of Death: 29 August, 1982
Place of Death: London, England, U.K.
Ethnicity: Swedish, German
Ingrid Bergman was a Swedish actress. She won the Academy Award for Best Actress, twice, for Gaslight (1944) and Anastasia (1956), and the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for Murder on the Orient Express (1974).
Her mother, Friedel Henrietta (Adler), was German, from Kiel, Germany. Her father, Justus Samuel Bergman, was Swedish. She had a daughter with her former husband, doctor Petter Aron Lindström; and three children, including actress and filmmaker Isabella Rossellini, with her former husband, Italian director Roberto Rossellini.
Ingrid had no recent shared Bergman ancestors with director Ingmar Bergman.
Ingrid’s paternal grandfather was Johan Peter/Petter Bergman (the son of Jonas Månsson and Marta/Martha Jönsdotter/Jönasdotter). Johan was born in Öja, Kronoberg, Sweden. Jonas was the son of Måns Jöhasson and Ingeborg Jönsdotter. Marta was the daughter of Jöns Johansson.
Ingrid’s paternal grandmother was Britta/Brita Sofia/Sophia Samuelsdotter (the daughter of Samuel Lorentz Bengtsson and Maria Andersdotter). Brita was born in Väranås, Hjälmseryd, Jonkoping County, Sweden. Samuel was the son of Bengt Christoffer Samuelsson, an innkeeper, and of Brita Sophia Runquist/Hielmberg. Maria was the daughter of Anders Svensson and Lisbeth Amundsdotter.
A DNA test of Ingrid’s daughter Isabella whose results were displayed on the show Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (2019) stated that Isabella’s genetic ancestry is:
——–*36.8% French and German
——–*17.3% Broadly Northern European
——–*3.7% Broadly European
——–*3.5% Broadly Southern European
——–*2.7% British and Irish
——–*0.8% Greek and Balkan
——–*0.4% Eastern European
——–*0.3% Spanish and Portuguese
——–*0.1% Ashkenazi Jewish
*0.3% North African/Arabian
*0.1% Sub-Saharan African
According to the book, Ingrid Bergman, A Personal Biography (2007), by Charlotte Chandler, Ingrid was told by her mother’s sister, Elsa Adler, that her family had Jewish ancestry. Given her daughter Isabella’s DNA test, Ingrid having had significant Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry is unlikely.
Sources: Genealogies of Ingrid Bergman (focusing on her father’s side) – http://www.geni.com
Wow, we may finally have the question answered whether or not she had Jewish heritage, now that Isabella Rossellini is going to be profiled on Finding Your Roots next season.