As well as a model, Isabella is, of course, a very famous and successful actress, starring in a long line of classic films, including Blue Velvet and Wild At Heart, both written and directed by her former partner David Lynch.Sometimes love is grand, sometimes it’s a kick in the teeth, and sometimes it can be more than a little strange.
At the age of 28, her modeling career began, when she was photographed by Bruce Weber for British Vogue and by Bill King for American Vogue.To begin with, there’s the meet-cute tale of how the Lancome model and the director first became acquainted. The two were introduced at a restaurant during a break in the casting process of Lynch’s soon-to-be-cult hit, “Blue Velvet” (1986).When he first spotted Isabella, Lynch told her: “Hey, you know, you could be the daughter of Ingrid Bergman.” A friend nearby informed him, “You idiot, she IS Ingrid Bergman's daughter." (Reminds me of that classic Lana Turner restaurant scene in 1997’s “L. Confidential.”)Isabella is, in fact, the child of Oscar-winning actress Ingrid Bergman and influential neo-realist master director Roberto Rossellini.When she praises Villeneuve and Fichman for rejecting an ending with an easy resolution, she talks of the film’s “ambigooity”, making the word as thick and sticky as the jam she is spooning on to her scones.A third-generation Hollywood star, Melanie Griffith's daughter with Don Johnson hit it big in the erotic romance "50 Shades of Grey."Melanie: "I'm never gonna see ['50 Shades'] myself. She said, ' You can see it up until I lose my virginity.'"Photo by Kevin Mazur/Wire Image for In Style"It's not always easy—as Naomi, Wynonna and Ashley Judd would be the first to admit—but mothers and daughters have a unique emotional connection. Here, on Ashley Judd's 49th birthday, are 40 revealing portraits of celebrated moms and the offspring who followed them into the spotlight.