Happy Birthday, Isabella Rossellini!

Photographed by Robert Mapplethorpe in 1988.

Today is the lovely Isabella Rossellini’s 62nd birthday. What better excuse to look at some of the iconic photos of and performances by this model/actress/cinematic royal and beacon of aging gracefully? Whether pouting her way through 14 years of Lancôme ads, delivering an unforgettably intense performance in Blue Velvet, or more recently, making surreal short films about animal sex, Rossellini is always a fascinating presence.

A COMPREHENSIVE INTERVIEW FROM 2008

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Best celebrity couple? With David Lynch in 1986, photographed by Helmut Newton.

BLUE VELVET

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Anyone who can pull off that hat is a true inspiration. Photographed for Harper’s Bazaar by Francesco Scavullo in 1987.

GREEN PORNO

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On the cover of i-D Magazine in 1987, photographed by Fabrizio Ferri.

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On the cover of Vogue in 1982, photographed by Richard Avedon.

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One of her many 1980s Lancome ads. 

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From her recent Green Porno series. Whatta lady…

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