All That Glitters is Not Gold is a series of brass multiples created to go with Casting Couch. In Casting Couch, fourteen Old Hollywood actresses are cited. In their heyday, their own thoughts and opinions were often silenced. These multiples were created to represent their voice and to encourage conversation.
The multiples are small works of art that can be displayed, but can also be worn as jewelry. Because of the two magnets, the sky is the limit.
Ingrid Bergman was born in 1915 in Stockholm, Sweden, to a German mother and a Swedish father, who was an artist and photographer. Her mother died when she was only two and her father died when she was 12. She went to live with an elderly uncle.
Bergman received a scholarship to the state-sponsored Royal Dramatic Theatre School, but was too impatient to finish her years in school before beginning acting. During her first summer break, Bergman was hired by a Swedish film studio, which led her to leave the Royal Dramatic Theatre after just one year to work in films full time.
In 1936, Ingrid appeared in Intermezzo. American producer David O. Selznick saw it and sent a representative from Selznick International Pictures to gain rights to the story and sign Ingrid to a contract. She came to California to reprise her original role in Intermezzo (1939). The film was a hit and so was Ingrid.
In the 1940s she was nominated for four Academy Awards, of which she won one. In 1949 she went to Italy to film Stromboli, directed by Roberto Rossellini. The two fell in love and began an affair, resulting in a pregnancy and a scandal of epic proportions. Ingrid left her husband and daughter in America to have her son with Rossellini in Italy. In 1952 Ingrid had twins, Isotta and Isabella Rossellini, who also became an actress.
Ingrid continued to make films in Italy with her husband and finally returned to Hollywood in 1956 in the title role in Anastasia, which was filmed in England. For this she won her second Academy Award. Ingrid continued to bounce between Europe and the US appearing in movies and on the stage.
In her final big-screen performance in 1978’s Höstsonaten she had her final Academy Award nomination. In 1982 she appeared in the mini-series A Woman Called Golda, a film about Israeli prime minister Golda Meir. For this she won an Emmy Award as Best Actress, but unfortunately she did not live to see the fruits of her labor.
Ingrid died from cancer on August 29, 1982, her 67th birthday, in London, England.