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Ingrid Bergman
 Roles turned down by Ingrid Bergman:

An Affair to Remember
Ingrid Bergman was the first choice for the role of Terry McKay.
Actor who got the part: Deborah Kerr

Beat The Devil
Among the several actresses considered for this role by director John Huston.
Actor who got the part: Jennifer Jones

Butterflies Are Free
Bergman was one of three major contenders for the role, but all were bypassed in favor of Eileen Heckart who was repeated her stage success.
Actor who got the part: Eileen Heckart

The Chalk Garden
The great star had been approached for a movie version of the Enid Bagnold play but the project fell apart because of the untimely death of its producer.
Actor who got the part: Deborah Kerr

Dodsworth
Was thought of for the role of Edith in a remake to be made in 1962. It was not made.
Actor who got the part: None

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Ingrid Bergman was originally cast as Beatrix Emery but she persuaded the producers to switch roles with Lana Turner so she could play the barmaid Ivy Peterson.
Actor who got the part: Lana Turner

The Farmer's Daughter
The great Miss Bergman turned down the role of the Swedish farm girl who becomes a Congress woman. Loretta Young won an Oscar for her performance in this film.
Actor who got the part: Loretta Young

The Graduate
Ingrid Bergman wanted to play the role of Mrs. Robinson.
Actor who got the part: Anne Bancroft

Greenmantle
Years before Alfred Hitchcock teamed Bergman and Cary Grant in the classic "Notorious," he thought of pairing them in a film version of John Buchan's novel. The screen rights were too expensive and problematic to obtain.
Actor who got the part: Film Was Never Made,

Interiors
Woody Allen reportedly had Bergman in mind for Eve and offered her the part. Bergman declined, having already accepted Ingmar Bergman's invitation to star in "Autumn Sonata."
Actor who got the part: Geraldine Page

The Keys of The Kingdom
Bergman was considered for the part of Mother Mary Veronica.
Actor who got the part: Rosa Stradner

The Maltese Falcon
The Swedish beauty and great star was considered for the "Brigid" role.
Actor who got the part: Mary Astor

The Miracle Worker
Offered the role of "Annie Sullivan" in the movie version of the hit play, according to the great star's autobiography.
Actor who got the part: Anne Bancroft

Murder on the Orient Express
Sidney Lumet wanted Ingrid Bergman for the regal, formidible role of Princess Dragimiroff. Bergman was instead interested in playing the timid Swedish nurse, Miss Olson. Her instincts were right, as she won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for the role!.
Actor who got the part: Wendy Hiller

The Nun's Story
Ingrid was considered, but had to step down because of her "off legal" relationship with italian director Roberto Rossellini, which made her unsuitable for a religious role.
Actor who got the part: Audrey Hepburn

The Paradine Case
Alfred Hitchcock wanted to direct Bergman in the role of a woman on trial for killing her husband. Bergman wanted to avoid doing another movie for producer David O. Selznick.
Actor who got the part: Alida Valli

Planet of the Apes (1968)
Turned down the costarring role of "Zira" in the classic version of the film with Charlton Heston.
Actor who got the part: Kim Hunter

The Snake Pit
Ingrid turned down the role of Virginia Stuart Cunningham, a woman who is committed to a state insane asylum in Anatole Litvak's drama.
Actor who got the part: Olivia De Havilland

Spartacus
Turned down the role of the beautiful slave "Varinia" in director Stanley Kubrick's epic.
Actor who got the part: Jean Simmons

Summertime
When Roberto Rossellini was attached to direct this film, Ingrid Bergman was to star.
Actor who got the part: Katharine Hepburn

The Valley of Decision
Swedish Bergman was offered the role of Irish Mary Rafferty, but declined, saying she thought the role was boring.
Actor who got the part: Greer Garson

What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?
Ingrid Bergman was considered for the role of "Jane Hudson".
Actor who got the part: Bette Davis

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Bergman was also considered for the role of Martha.
Actor who got the part: Elizabeth Taylor






Did you know that Ingrid Bergman was not the only choice for these movies? (click to learn more)
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» For Whom The Bell Tolls
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» Indiscreet
» The Inn of The Sixth Happiness
» A Matter of Time
» Saratoga Trunk
» The Visit






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