Ingrid von Rosen

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Ingrid von Rosen
Ingrid Karlebo

(1930-01-17)17 January 1930
Stockholm, Sweden
Died20 May 1995(1995-05-20) (aged 65)
Stockholm, Sweden
Jan-Carl von Rosen (m. 1953–1971)
[citation needed]
Ingmar Bergman (m. 1971)
The grave of Ingrid von Rosen and her husband Ingmar Bergman.

Ingrid von Rosen (sometimes cited as Ingrid Bergman; 17 January 1930 – 20 May 1995) was married to Swedish film director Ingmar Bergman.


Born Ingrid Karlebo in Stockholm in 1930, she was married to the Swedish count Jan-Carl von Rosen in 1953. In 1971 she married Ingmar Bergman. Ingrid von Rosen died of stomach cancer in 1995, aged 65.

Her diary is a part of the biographical work Tre dagböcker (literally: Three diaries) published in 2004 by Ingmar Bergman and their daughter, author Maria von Rosen. The biography consists of their respective diary entries written around the time Ingrid von Rosen died, after a 24-year marriage to Bergman. In the foreword to the book, Bergman writes that he met Ingrid von Rosen in 1957 and had an on-and-off affair with her until 1969. During that period, Bergman went through two marriages, with Gun Grut and Käbi Laretei. He also had a relationship with actress Liv Ullmann.

Maria von Rosen was born in 1959, the same year Bergman divorced Grut and married Laretei. Ingmar Bergman did not tell Maria he was her father until she was 22, he writes in the biography. When he married Ingrid von Rosen in 1971, he had been married four times, and had eight other children, including a daughter with Liv Ullmann. Before publishing the book in 2004, he never publicly revealed that he was Maria's father.[citation needed]

On 20 August 2007, her four children requested to have her grave and remains moved from the original site (Roslagsbro) to share a plot with her husband on Fårö. Applications to move graves are rare in Sweden, with fewer than ten applications granted each year. The request was granted on 24 October 2007 and the spousal couple's graves were brought together by the end of May 2008. The top line of the tombstone inscription reads "Ingrid Bergman", rather than "Ingrid von Rosen Bergman".


  • Maria von Rosen and Ingmar Bergman, Tre dagböcker, Stockholm: Norstedt, 2004. ISBN 91-1-301396-3