The three children of Ingrid Bergman and italian film director, Roberto Rosselini, were handed over to the Swedish actress in Rome, Oct. 15, by their father - in accordance with a court order made Oct. 13.
SV Ingrid Bergman leaves house with children - press and photographers surround trying to get pictures
SV Ingrid Bergman gets into car while reporter asks questions
LV Press around cat take pictures of children in car.
BV Ingrid Bergman and children enter another house.
Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved
Background: The three children of Ingrid Bergman and italian film director, Roberto Rosselini, were handed over to the Swedish actress in Rome, Oct. 15, by their father - in accordance with a court order made Oct. 13.
All day, Miss Bergman waited anxiously for her former husband to telephone and arrange a meeting place. Lather, tears streaming down her face, she left an apartment in Via Bruno Buzzi with the children: Robertino, aged nine, and six-year-old twins Isotta and Isabella.
They drove straight to the home of Baroness d'Avanzo, Roselini's aunt, to say goodbye.
Conscious of the legal fight Signor Rosselini is outing up, Miss Bergman made immediate plans to return to her Paris villa - and third husband, Swedish theatrical impresario, Lars Schmidt.
For Miss Bergman it was another step in the long legal battle for permanent custody of her family. This summer, Signor Rosselini was allowed the children for two months. The period ended Aug 25 - but on Sept. 8 a Rome judge granted him an extension until Oct. 8. Five days later, Miss Bergman obtained a new order for temporary custody.