Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on July 11, 1976 · Page 135
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Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 135

Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, July 11, 1976
Page 135
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Me, too. And I don't intend to miss a single "· day on the beach. That's my number one reason for choosing Tampax tampons when I'm having my menstrual period.. They're worn internally. So there's nothing to get in your way. And nothing to show or feel bulky. Even in a bikini. Tampax tampons. A combination that really works. Th» Monul protection more MMIMCI Inttt -f OHL1Bt TAMPAX INCORPORATED. PALMER. HASS Ingrid Bergman, 60, in Rome with her daughter Isotta, 24 (called Ingrid by her friends), and son Robertino, 26, two of her three children by film director Roberto Rossellini. by Lloyd Shearer ROME, ITALY. S everal weeks ago Ingrid Bergman, 60, was seen in Rome with her twin daughters, Ingrid and Isabella, 24. They were en route to ' congratulate Ingrid's second husband and the girls' father, Roberto Rossellini, on reaching his 70th birthday. Bergman recently finished starring in "A Matter of Time" with Liza Minnelli, and Rossellini recently has been accorded much acclaim for his new film, "The Messiah." It is difficult to realize that she is 60 and he 70, and that more than 25 years have passed since they both shocked the world with their tempestuous love affair. Leaving one's husband for another man, giving birth to a son out of wed- lock--it was called "the scandal of the century" in the 1950's. Today young actresses in Hollywood, Paris, London and New York consider it par for the course and ask why such a fuss was made. A quarter of a century has radically altered the world's sexual morality. Left Dr. Lindstrom Ingrid Bergman was living in Beverly Hills with her husband, Dr. Peter Lindstrom, when she wrote a letter to Italian film director Roberto Rossellini in Rome: "If you should ever want a Swedish actress who speaks good English but whose only Italian is 'I love you' to come and make a film for you, then I · am ready if you ask me." Isotta's twin, Isabella, and their father: Miss Bergman, who now lives in Paris with her third husband, recently helped the children celebrate Rossellini's 70th birthday. Who could resist that temptation? Certainly not Rossellini. Bergman left her husband and daughter Pia and journeyed to Italy. Subsequently she gave birth to a son, Robertino, by Ros- sellini. She was condemned, threatened and denounced as a scarlet, scandalous woman, but eventually she and Rossel- lini were married. Two years later, Ingrid gave birth to twin girls. Happy memories "We had seven good years of marriage," Ingrid fondly recalls, "but none of the films we made together was well- received. After a time I found Roberto too Italian, too temperamental, too excitable, and he found me too Scandinavian, too organized, too precise." The divorce was friendly. They shared custody of. their three children. They married again and continued their careers. Bergman lives in Paris with her third , husband, producer Lars Schmidt Her son Robertino also lives there, but Rossellini remains in Rome, as do the twins, Ingrid and Isabella. Bergman's first child, Pia, is a TV newscaster in New York and the mother of two sons. Ingrid visits them frequently, as she does all the members of her family. At 60 she has much to remember, "but I dwell," she says, "only on the pleasant memories."

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