Isabella Rossellini is an Italian-born American actress, filmmaker, author, and model. The daughter of eminent actors and film-industry titans Ingrid Bergman and Roberto Rossellini, and the ex-wife of visionary filmmaker Martin Scorsese, Rossellini is a noted actress in her own right with nearly a hundred acting credits.

In this article, we look at the career and the net worth of Isabella Rossellini.

What is Isabella Rossellini’s Net Worth? Earnings & Salary Details reports that, as of October 2022, Isabella Rossellini has a net worth of $50 million. Rossellini is a veteran and has been acting for close to five decades. She made her on-screen debut in 1976 alongside her mother in the movie, A Matter of Time. She has also worked alongside her then-husband, Martin Scorsese, in the 1980 movie, Il pap’occhio.

She gained visibility with a wider audience when she started starring in American movies, starting with 1985’s White Night. She gained critical favor for her performance in the 1986 psychological neo-noir film, Blue Velvet.

Isabella Rossellini in Blue Velvet
Isabella Rossellini in Blue Velvet
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She had a string of prominent movie appearances in Cousins, Death Becomes Her, Fearless, and Immortal Beloved.

On television, her most famous appearances include a guest-starring role in a 1996 episode of Friends; and a starring role in the fantasy miniseries, Earthsea.

She also played Alec Baldwin‘s on-screen wife in the sitcom, 30 Rock. Rossellini was also commissioned to develop a short-film to benefit the environmental firm, The Green.

She wrote and directed Green Porno, a short-film series about animal sexual behavior that aired on the Sundance Channel in 2008.

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Two sequels, namely Seduce Me: The Spawn of Green Porno and Mammas. Seduce Me: The Spawn of Green Porno, both with Rossellini as the actor, writer, director, and producer, were released in the mid-2010s.

After the release and the subsequent success of the Green series, Rossellini starred alongside Jake Gyllenhaal in the 2013 thriller, Enemy.

In 2016, she starred as Rita Marks in the short-lived Hulu drama series, Shut Eye, which was canceled in 2018.

Isabella Rossellini has also authored three books to date, all three, she described as being fictional memoirs: 1997’s Some of Me, 2002’s Looking at Me, and 2006’s In the name of the Father the Daughter and the Holy Spirits: Remembering Roberto Rossellini Daughter of Ingrid Bergman and Roberto Rossellini.


Isabella has been involved in many environmental conservation efforts throughout the years.

She is the current president and director for the Howard Gilman Foundation — an organization that strives for the conservation of wildlife, arts, dance, and photography.

She is on the board of directors at the Wildlife Conservation Network and is a major benefactor for such causes as the Central Park Conservancy and the Bellport-Brookhaven Historical Society, where she is a part-time resident.

Rossellini is also a National Ambassador at the U.S. Fund for UNICEF.

Daughter of Ingrid Bergman and Roberto Rossellini

Isabella Rossellini was born Isabella Fiorella Elettra Giovanna Rossellini to  Swedish actress Ingrid Bergman and Italian filmmaker Roberto Rossellini.

Born on June 18, 1952, in Rome, Lazio, Italy, the 70-year-old had three siblings from her mother’s side and four from her father’s side.

She spent her childhood in Rome, Santa Marinella, and Paris, and when she turned 19, she moved to New York City and enrolled at the Finch College. To make ends meet, Rossellini worked as a translator and a TV reporter.

Was Married to Martin Scorsese

From September 29, 1979, to November 1, 1982, Isabella Rossellini was married to the legendary filmmaker Martin Scorsese. It was Isabella’s first marriage, but Scorsese’s third.

Isabella Rossellini and Martin Scorsese
Isabella Rossellini and Martin Scorsese
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After her divorce from Scorsese, Rossellini married for the second time to Jon Wiedemann in 1983. They have one child together, daughter Elettra Wiedemann, born on July 26, 1983. The couple also adopted a son, Roberto Rossellini, born in 1993.

Both Rossellini’s children followed her into the industry and established actors.

Rossellini and Wiedemann divorced after three years in 1986.