Isabella Rossellini is an Italian-American actress, model and filmmaker. She was initially discovered as a model by photographer Bruce Weber, and would go on to frequent the pages of Vogue. Rossellini was named the exclusive spokesmodel for the French cosmetics brand Lancôme in 1982, at which point she was the world's highest paid model.
She made her cinematic debut in Vincente Minnelli's A Matter of Time (1976), and later took on iconic roles such as in David Lynch's Blue Velvet (1986) for which she received an Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead. In 1997, she was nominated for an Emmy Award as Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for a guest appearance on Chicago Hope (1994).
In later years, Rossellini pursued a Master’s degree in Animal Behavior and Conservation Links, which she followed with a one woman theatrical comedy show titled Link Circus, exploring the relationships between animals and humans.