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27 Photos Of Ingrid Bergman's Effortlessly Chic Style Through The Years

Throughout her career, the actress was unapologetically herself.
08/29/2018 05:53am ET | Updated August 29, 2018

Ingrid Bergman may have gone “from saint to whore and back to saint again” ― her words ― but she did it all while unapologetically being herself.

The actress, who would have celebrated her 103rd birthday on Aug. 29, starred in classic films like “Casablanca” and “Notorious.” She came to Hollywood in 1939 at the insistence of producer David Selznick, who upon seeing her in person told Bergman her eyebrows were too thick and her teeth were “no good.” Still, she refused to conform to the standards of old Hollywood’s glamor.

As Another magazine noted, she was the “ideal fit” for Dior’s New Look silhouette of the late 1940s. She looked just as comfortable in dresses and skirts as she did in menswear-inspired separates, and up until the early 1980s ― she died in 1982 ― she carried herself with an air that was effortlessly chic.

Bergman became known for her natural beauty and went on to have a decades-spanning career, during which she won three Oscars, four Golden Globes and two Emmys, among many others.

Below, take a look back at some of the star’s best style moments through the years:

1938
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A portrait of Bergman in 1938.
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The actress lying on a hillside in the sun.
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A portrait of Bergman in a printed dress.
1939
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The icon in a promotional shot from the 1939 remake of "Intermezzo: A Love Story."
1940
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Here, Bergman smiles while on the S.S. Rex.
1940
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Bergman posing for a portrait in a pink blouse.
1941
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A portrait of Bergman in a black gown with polka dots.
1942
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The actress sitting on a window ledge, sipping juice from a glass bottle with a straw, on the set of director Sam Wood's film, "For Whom the Bell Tolls."
1942
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Bergman in "Casablanca."
1943
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The actress wearing a beige coat and suit by Abercrombie & Fitch in Vogue.
1945
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Bergman photographed leaning against a wall.
1945
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Bergman holding her Oscar for Best Actress for her role in the film "Gaslight," at the Academy Awards in California.
1945
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A photo of Bergman in 1945.
1947
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Bergman wearing a black beret on the set of "Arch of Triumph," which was released in 1948.
1948
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The actress in London after filming Alfred Hitchcock's "Under Capricorn."
1950s
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Bergman standing beside a mannequin with a typical folk dress of Ciociaria, Italy.
1950s
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The Swedish actress sitting outside among the palm trees.
1950
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Bergman, wearing a polka-dotted dress, portrayed while posing on a terrace with the Canal Grande in the background, in Venice.
1950
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The star on holiday in Capri, Italy.
1953
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Bergman is shown here posing for a photo in between shooting scenes of "New Wine," directed by her then-husband Roberto Rossellini.
1956
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Ingrid Bergman as heir to the Russian throne in Anastasia, directed by Anatole Litvak, 1956.
1957
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Here, Bergman is seen at the opera house.
1960
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Bergman outside in the woods.
1969
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Here, the actress, standing beside Jane Fonda, wore a white and silver gown to present an award at the Academy Awards in 1969.
1973
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The actress posing outside the Cannes Film Festival palace in France.
1982
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Portrait of actress Ingrid Bergman sitting on a park bench in London.
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