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Any lesbian rumours about Isabella Rossellini?

She was married twice but only for 3 years each time. She posed for Madonna's sex book in 1992 and was kissing Madonna in her Erotica video that same year. She now looks like an old butchy-type lesbian. Who is she dating? Has she ever dated/slept with women?

by Anonymousreply 117December 5, 2022 10:29 PM

IIRC, I think she's still into men. I think she inferred this in a recent interview I heard. Can't remember which podcast. Sorry.

by Anonymousreply 1November 18, 2022 4:10 PM


She IMPLIED, not inferred.

by Anonymousreply 2November 18, 2022 4:52 PM

She's European and does what she feels like doing. It's no big deal.

by Anonymousreply 3November 18, 2022 6:35 PM

She can be into men and women R1. She just seems like the type who would go both ways. Her character in Death Becomes Her gave off strong bisexual vibes.

by Anonymousreply 4November 18, 2022 6:41 PM

Ohhh, the naughty lesbian fantasies my 13 year old self had watching Isabella Rossellini in Death Becomes Her in a Miami theatre in 1992. I'd get on my knees for a woman like that and scrub all the floors of that huge mansion. Then I'd bathe her and then let her do anything she wants to me.

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by Anonymousreply 5November 20, 2022 2:11 PM

Years ago, I saw her in the West Village getting coffee, she trains service dogs so I guess that implies that she's a lesbian. Or does it infur?

The funniest part was seeing everyone, including me, recognize her and pretend to not care while focusing on her every micro-movement.

by Anonymousreply 6November 20, 2022 2:22 PM

R6, well she does seem obsessed with animals now (green porno, raising chickens etc.) which might be a sign of lesbianism.

by Anonymousreply 7November 20, 2022 2:30 PM

She hasn't had a bad career, but I feel like it did not reach its full potential. Her movie career seemed to end early, and she never really got that big starring role.

by Anonymousreply 8November 20, 2022 2:39 PM

I love Isabella, she’s a bit of a weirdo.

by Anonymousreply 9November 20, 2022 2:49 PM

R7 'green p0rn'? What in fresh hell is that?

by Anonymousreply 10November 20, 2022 2:53 PM

R10, Here it is.

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by Anonymousreply 11November 20, 2022 3:17 PM

Back in the day…

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by Anonymousreply 12November 20, 2022 3:21 PM

always thought this was a nice pic of the family.

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by Anonymousreply 13November 20, 2022 3:49 PM

I quite like you, R5. I had that movie for years on DVD I think it was just for her. Oh my goodness!

I highly respect how she went back to school to learn more of animal behavior. Her reasoning behind that is pragmatic but it also shows an innate intellectual curiosity.

She's sadly more than likely not family. That's just a feeling I get. She moves like someone who is one for gentlemen. All flowy and elegant. Her walk is very straight as well. She's obviously not homophobic at all and I'd safely assume that she knows of my fellow Lesbians who like her.

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by Anonymousreply 14November 20, 2022 5:00 PM

R14, sad that many lesbians think other lesbians can't be flowy and elegant. We do exist.

by Anonymousreply 15November 20, 2022 5:16 PM

R15 I'm very sorry and that actually wasn't my intention because I was truly trying to not be overly vulgar. Therefore, I will be vulgar. She moves and walks like someone who appreciates penis. Every swing of the hip and all that is highly indicative of someone who has had a nice enough time here and there throughout the years with gentlemen. Not that she's a floozy or anything.

by Anonymousreply 16November 20, 2022 5:29 PM

More lesbian bashing from gay men on DL. Sad . I know far more attractive feminine gay gals than butch . And the butches i know are lovely , kind ladies.

by Anonymousreply 17November 20, 2022 5:30 PM

R16, are you judging her based on her character Lisle in Death Becomes Her? Because if you are, Isabella is not like that in real life. She did say in an interview that everything about this character from the way she speaks to the way she walks and sits is all fictional. When she guest-starred on Friends, she walked a bit like a tomboy. I don't know how she walks in real life and I can't tell by a woman's walk if she likes dick or not.

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by Anonymousreply 18November 20, 2022 10:26 PM

I think Isabella has been spending too much time with her chickens. She doesn't make much sense these days. She said she wanted her body double in Death Becomes Her to look like a barbie because she doesn't look that way. Well Isabella, the purpose of a body double is that the person looks like you. She also said she didn't want to do nude pictures for Madonna's sex book because she was criticized about her nude scene in Blue Velvet. But she IS nude in many pictures in the sex book. She's even swimming naked with Madonna... who is also naked. Now she says in this interview that Madonna was sort of bragging about her bisexuality with the sex book lol. That's what happens when you spend too much time with animals and not enough with humans. You turn weird.

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by Anonymousreply 19November 22, 2022 7:42 PM

R17 LizBien is a gay man?

by Anonymousreply 20November 22, 2022 7:49 PM

[quote]r19 She said she wanted her body double in Death Becomes Her to look like a barbie because she doesn't look that way. Well Isabella, the purpose of a body double is that the person looks like you.

Not for nude or revealing scenes. And the character of Lisle wears a very revealing costume.

The double was Catherine Bell, noted for her remarkable figure. You primarily see her from the back, getting out of the pool. It was the right choice to use a double, because when I saw Rossellini at a film festival once, her ass was completely flat. Alarmingly so.

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by Anonymousreply 21November 22, 2022 9:34 PM

Decades ago There was an article about Rossellini’s lift in Architectural Digest (?) where she set out with a decorator to use only “found objects”. They scavenged demolished buildings, dumpsters etc. Maybe this was the beginning of her Green Period.

The place looked really cool. She had cherubs from some old church in it.

by Anonymousreply 22November 22, 2022 10:44 PM

^^ Rossellini’s LOFT


Rossellini’s lift

by Anonymousreply 23November 22, 2022 10:45 PM

I don't know anything, but I completely buy that she could be.

Pretty when younger but not my type.

by Anonymousreply 24November 22, 2022 10:48 PM

This was always my favorite ad of hers.

You do have to give her credit for beginning a modeling career when she was almost 30.

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by Anonymousreply 25November 22, 2022 11:13 PM
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by Anonymousreply 26November 22, 2022 11:21 PM

She can go to hell.

by Anonymousreply 27November 22, 2022 11:37 PM

We really need to recognize and acknowledge bisexuality. It actually is more common than homosexuality. Stop the stigma !!

by Anonymousreply 28November 23, 2022 12:20 AM

Please let this be true.

by Anonymousreply 29November 23, 2022 3:43 AM

It's funny what women can get away with. If Bruce Willis had posed nude in a George Michael sex book in 1992 and had kissed him in a music video, most people would be questioning his sexuality.

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by Anonymousreply 30November 23, 2022 3:27 PM

I'd have to see her car to know for sure. If it's a Subaru she's at least bi and if she carries jumper cables she's a lesbian.

by Anonymousreply 31November 23, 2022 4:40 PM

R31, I get the feeling Isabella doesn't own a car. She seems very veggie, granola, Mother Earthy these days.

by Anonymousreply 32November 23, 2022 5:12 PM

R30’s pic- Madonna looks like a skanky snake, slithering up to super cool Isabella.

by Anonymousreply 33November 23, 2022 5:18 PM

R30 It's not that get away with it. Women have different relationships with each other than men do.

by Anonymousreply 34November 23, 2022 6:47 PM

R34, women swim naked together?

by Anonymousreply 35November 24, 2022 12:51 PM

R35 Some do

by Anonymousreply 36November 24, 2022 2:33 PM

R30: women can”get away” with anything made for male titillation.

by Anonymousreply 37November 24, 2022 2:43 PM

Yes R36, and then they kiss and have sex. 100% straight women don't swim together naked.

by Anonymousreply 38November 24, 2022 2:51 PM

I feel like if you didn't mention her without saying how beautiful she was, you were perceived as having something wrong with you.

She's OK looking, but I just never got those who thought she was the most beautiful woman in the world.

I've only seen her in a few things but she always seems to be playing Isabella Rossellini. I didn't see much range.

by Anonymousreply 39November 24, 2022 2:58 PM

R21 I noticed her flat ass in Blue Velvet. It was distracting.

by Anonymousreply 40November 24, 2022 3:27 PM

R38 You sound like you never met a woman in your entire life.

by Anonymousreply 41November 24, 2022 8:36 PM

Isabella now looks like Roger Ebert but she was stunning in her prime.

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by Anonymousreply 42November 24, 2022 8:48 PM

She gave an interview in 1990 in french to Thierry Ardisson and told him she wanted to be a boy when she was young but eventually got over it. That might explain her more masculine appearance these days.

by Anonymousreply 43November 24, 2022 9:42 PM

She is a rare type.

She lives her life a step away from everyone else. She has complete privilege. She does not need a movie career or a man to be happy.

She lives her life to the fullest and is happy. That's all that matters

by Anonymousreply 44November 24, 2022 10:06 PM

[quote]r42 she was stunning in her prime.


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by Anonymousreply 45November 25, 2022 3:54 AM

I’ve met her a few times at different ages from her 40s to just a few months ago(she’s in her 70s now). She was lovely and kind every single time. And still quite beautiful-the voice definitely helps.

by Anonymousreply 46November 25, 2022 4:10 AM

She's bohemian and lives a simple life with many animals. I've never seen a straight woman live like this, but I'm a guy so what do I know.

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by Anonymousreply 47November 25, 2022 4:13 AM

Issy staring into the eyes of Marina Abramovich at MA's MOMA performance art show. I wonder how long Isabella lasted?

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by Anonymousreply 48November 25, 2022 4:19 AM

^^^ that's not a warm gaze, is it? And these two are friends.

by Anonymousreply 49November 25, 2022 4:21 AM

Oh, no, read the remarks below. Isabella jumped the line at MOMA. Not cool, gurl. Points lost.

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by Anonymousreply 50November 25, 2022 4:34 AM

Isabella is a decent human being by most accounts and, given her highly public profile, I believe she's a genuinely good person.

If she is a lesbian, she's been very discreet about that aspect of her life.

She does have a striking appearance, but with a harsher edge as she aged. She looks great at this stage of her life.

It was interesting to see her place in the zeitgeist of the 1990s, but the one aspect of this that makes me cringe to this day is how smarmy, nasty David Letterman used to slobber and gush on and on about her on his show. It was sickening to watch... almost as bad as when he groveled to Oprah when she came on his show.

Sorry, for going off topic. Back to Isabella.

by Anonymousreply 51November 25, 2022 6:26 AM

I’ve never felt too compelled by her as a performer (aside from her physical appearance) but she’s the rare star who comes across as naturally intelligent.

She seems like a lovely person.

by Anonymousreply 52November 25, 2022 6:32 AM

I sat next to her at a wedding reception in the late eighties. She was lovely and didn’t seem to mind that I had no idea who she was.

by Anonymousreply 53November 25, 2022 7:32 AM

She’s so similar to her mother in speech, appearance, and attitude.

by Anonymousreply 54November 25, 2022 7:41 AM

She's handling old age a lot better than Madonna.

by Anonymousreply 55November 25, 2022 8:04 AM

R21 Catherine Bell, her body double, is a lesbian. So there’s that…

by Anonymousreply 56November 25, 2022 8:17 AM

Catherine Bell, Kathy Griffin's friend from JAG?

by Anonymousreply 57November 25, 2022 11:44 AM

David Lynch broke her heart when he dumped her.

by Anonymousreply 58November 25, 2022 1:37 PM

I'm straight and she comes off as a bisexual masochist to me - she was pretty forthcoming about the intense nature of her sexual relationship with David Lynch. Hideous woman, women and gay men find her beautiful but she looks like a chimney sweep to me.

by Anonymousreply 59November 25, 2022 1:56 PM

Why are all the men in her family named Roberto? Her father, her brother and her adopted son, all Robertos. How about Giovanni? Frederico? Leonardo? Antonio? Matteo? Giuseppe? No. Only Roberto.

by Anonymousreply 60November 25, 2022 2:18 PM

Tasteful friends- I love the copper floored bathroom.

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by Anonymousreply 61November 25, 2022 2:19 PM

"Bisexual masochist", yes R59 and that might explain why she accepted the role in Blue Velvet and starring in Madonna's S&M sex book and Erotica video. Her Green Porno is also very weird.

by Anonymousreply 62November 25, 2022 2:37 PM

R62 they banged all over the set of Blue Velvet - she said in Playboy that if David didn't direct films he'd be killing women for fun.

by Anonymousreply 63November 25, 2022 2:58 PM

Even Helen Mirren wouldn't do Blue Velvet. That's saying a lot. The role is disturbing.

by Anonymousreply 64November 25, 2022 3:10 PM

R64 the humiliation of Isabella's character are based on a disturbing childhood experience of Lynch. I looked up this story just now to find it and I'm quoting from a reddit post here:

"According to his telling, he was playing outside when he was little, probably less than 10 years old, when he sensed that something off with that day. His father was late (or early, I can't remember) from work and some disturbance he was feeling. And then he saw the white woman, completely naked, walking on the street. In documentary, he doesn't tell what was that about, who was she or what happened. Furthermore, he says he can't tell about it anymore and he indicates that it was awful."

by Anonymousreply 65November 25, 2022 3:19 PM

R63, "They banged" meaning she and David Lynch or everyone banged everyone on set? So she dated a man who fantasized about killing women? That's disturbing.

by Anonymousreply 66November 25, 2022 6:03 PM

R66, they were hooking up on the set and got married shortly after. You didn't know she married David Lynch?

by Anonymousreply 67November 25, 2022 6:04 PM

Her half sister was a big deal in NY for years. She was the arts and entertainment reporter for NBC and did a lot of celebrity interviews on the local Live at Five show.

by Anonymousreply 68November 25, 2022 6:20 PM

R67, you didn't know she DIDN'T marry David Lynch?

by Anonymousreply 69November 25, 2022 6:54 PM

R69 you're right and I'm quite embarrassed - he has been divorced many times and Isabella is his most famous romantic partner so I just assumed they had been married. They were definitely together and very serious though.

by Anonymousreply 70November 25, 2022 6:55 PM

Playing Ilsa on “Tales from the Crypt”

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by Anonymousreply 71November 25, 2022 7:51 PM

No need to be embarrassed R70. Do you have a link to Isabella's Playboy interview?

by Anonymousreply 72November 25, 2022 8:46 PM

R56 Just because she's in a relationship with a woman now, doesn't mean she's a lesbian. She was married to a man.

by Anonymousreply 73November 25, 2022 9:25 PM

Here someone asks her if she's queer because she likes menswear. She responds that she likes men (but doesn't say she doesn't like women) and that she finds men's clothing more comfortable. Also since she has a bad back, she can't wear high heels. But that doesn't explain the short, boyish haircut hair. That vast majority of women I have met in my life who like menswear are queer (gay, bi, trans etc.) Famous bisexual Marlene Dietrich like to wear men's clothes. I don't know any straight women who like it. I'm still not convinced she's straight. By the way, who are all the weirdos asking her questions? Society has gone downhill big time. Everyone is so damn ugly and odd.

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by Anonymousreply 74November 26, 2022 5:51 PM

R74 Not everyone can be as beautiful as you.

by Anonymousreply 75November 26, 2022 6:39 PM

Her performance in Blue Velvet is fearless, sad and wonderful.

by Anonymousreply 76November 26, 2022 6:47 PM

Why didn't she have any lasting relationships? A few years with Scorcese, a few years with Lynch, a couple of years with Gary Oldman etc. Was there something wrong with her or with them? Did she use them to advance her career? Were they beards?

by Anonymousreply 77November 27, 2022 12:59 PM

R77 How were they beards? Did you watched the video someone posted few posts back? Some relationships don't last. This can't be news to you. And on what planet would Scorsese, Lynch and Oldman agree to be someone's beards?

by Anonymousreply 78November 27, 2022 3:58 PM

isabella handled that creepy stalker Adriano well in the Q and A. Shudder.

by Anonymousreply 79November 27, 2022 4:19 PM

Because R78, Isabella now looks like a big butch dyke which is why I'm thinking they might have been beards.

by Anonymousreply 80November 27, 2022 5:15 PM

She's dated women, used to date an aunt of my college roommate's. Europeans seem to be less uptight about this stuff.

by Anonymousreply 81November 27, 2022 5:17 PM

Are both of her sprogs adopted?

by Anonymousreply 82November 27, 2022 5:18 PM

Really R81? Tell us more. How did she meet this aunt? How long were they together?

by Anonymousreply 83November 27, 2022 6:09 PM

She said her relationship with Lynch was mostly long distance due to work commitments but that she was still deeply hurt when he dumped her.

He said the smell from her cooking (presumably garlic) permeated everything and drove him to the brink. She had to go.

by Anonymousreply 84November 27, 2022 7:10 PM

R80 She says in the video that she likes men and that her dressing up the way she does has nothing to do with queer ideology.

by Anonymousreply 85November 27, 2022 7:13 PM

Yes, dear. That's what she said.

by Anonymousreply 86November 27, 2022 7:16 PM

R86 It didn't seem like she was lying.

by Anonymousreply 87November 27, 2022 7:47 PM

She apparently gets turned on by thinking about bugs fucking.

by Anonymousreply 88November 27, 2022 7:49 PM

Who doesn't R88?

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by Anonymousreply 90November 27, 2022 9:16 PM

Isabella is obsessed with having a penis.

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by Anonymousreply 91November 29, 2022 6:00 PM

Not only did she infer that she is Lebanese, but she also conversated once during a talk show interview that irregardless of judgements excetera, she is literally born again. Anyways, it maybe irreverent, but she supposably drinks so much expresso that she has been unvoluntarily committed to rehab and paid people to sneak it onto the premise.

by Anonymousreply 92November 29, 2022 6:11 PM

When did she infer that she is Lebanese?

by Anonymousreply 93November 29, 2022 8:21 PM

Funny interview. She named all her sheep after queer female artists except one named Andy Warhol. Her sheep Frida Kahlo turns off the camera during the interview and her rooster is a rapist.

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by Anonymousreply 94December 4, 2022 8:42 PM

[quote] Europeans seem to be less uptight about this stuff.

Not Italians, sadly -- although thankfully this appears to be slowly changing.

by Anonymousreply 95December 4, 2022 8:58 PM

Looks like a lesbian here.

I was watching the documentary about Andre Leon Talley and Isabella popped up. Andre was at her house, IIRC. She came out with a chicken. She takes care of herself, colors her hair, but she has put on quite a bit of weight. She seems happy, though.

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by Anonymousreply 96December 4, 2022 9:15 PM

^ doesn't look like a lesbian to me. Just an older lady with shorter hair.

by Anonymousreply 97December 4, 2022 9:51 PM

R95 Doesn't she live in the US for the most of her life? Also, she is half Italian, half Swedish

by Anonymousreply 98December 4, 2022 9:55 PM

I constantly forget that Ingrid Bergman was her mother.

by Anonymousreply 99December 4, 2022 9:57 PM

OP- More importantly-

Are there any heterosexual rumors about Tom Cruise?

by Anonymousreply 100December 4, 2022 9:59 PM

R94 After which queer female artists did she named her sheep?

by Anonymousreply 101December 4, 2022 10:03 PM

R101, she said her sheep are named after female artists and then she says one of them is Frida Kahlo and another one is Georgia O'Keefe. I don't know about the rest.

by Anonymousreply 102December 4, 2022 10:20 PM

[quote] She moves and walks like someone who appreciates penis. Every swing of the hip and all that is highly indicative of someone who has had a nice enough time here and there throughout the years with gentlemen.

Thanks for the laughs!

[quote] 100% straight women don't swim together naked.

Oh my sides!

[R96] She looks like a gorgeous 70 year old woman.

by Anonymousreply 103December 4, 2022 10:28 PM

R102 Weren't Frida Kahlo and Georgia O'Keefe supposedly lovers?

by Anonymousreply 104December 4, 2022 10:32 PM

[quote] She moves and walks like someone who appreciates penis. Every swing of the hip and all that is highly indicative of someone who has had a nice enough time here and there throughout the years with gentlemen. Not that she's a floozy or anything. —LizBien

Thanks, LizBien, for your observations.

by Anonymousreply 105December 5, 2022 12:24 AM

DL ladies, after watching the lovely interview at Issa's home I say go for it. OK I'm a guy but I have a glamour lesbian sister and Issa reminds me of some of her friends.

She's a type. Probably used to be bi but now in old age she likes being in the company of women.

Did you notice she mentioned loneliness in that interview?

She's primed for romance. Best of luck, DL ladies.

by Anonymousreply 106December 5, 2022 12:44 AM

R106 What's a glamour lesbian sister?

by Anonymousreply 107December 5, 2022 9:31 AM

I wish she hadn’t done that Madonna stuff, yuck.

by Anonymousreply 108December 5, 2022 9:36 AM

R106, she likes to be in the company of chickens.

by Anonymousreply 109December 5, 2022 1:01 PM

She should name her rapist rooster Bill Cosby. The first one was Fred Astaire because he used to do a little dance for the lady chickens before mounting them, but the new rooster she has just drugs em' and rapes em'.

by Anonymousreply 110December 5, 2022 1:05 PM

No, but her cousin Isabel Sanford on the other hand....

by Anonymousreply 111December 5, 2022 1:06 PM

R111 On the other hand what?

by Anonymousreply 112December 5, 2022 1:17 PM

R106 She seemed sincere when she said she likes men in that video. She even made a funny anecdote how her friend says I like men while holding her hand in disappointment.

by Anonymousreply 113December 5, 2022 1:19 PM

She's so weird but I'd still like to spend some time with her in her strange house. Even if she's attracted to women, she's too old now. She peaked at 40 and Madonna took advantage of her extreme hotness in 1992. She was still attractive until age 55. Now, not so much but still fun to listen to.

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by Anonymousreply 114December 5, 2022 6:48 PM

One is never too old for a special companion.

by Anonymousreply 115December 5, 2022 8:05 PM

Big time lesbo. Huge.

by Anonymousreply 116December 5, 2022 8:51 PM

But I don't want to eat an old woman's pussy R115.

by Anonymousreply 117December 5, 2022 10:29 PM
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