Isabella Rossellini grew up in Paris and Rome, and started her modeling career at 28, when she was photographed by Bruce Weber for British Vogue and Bill King for American Vogue. She has since worked with the industry's most distinguished photographers, from Richard Avedon to Steven Meisel. Rossellini made her film debut with a brief appearance as a nun in the 1976 film A Matter of Time, opposite her mother Ingrid Bergman, followed by her first starring role in Il Prato (The Meadow). Her American film debut was Taylor Hackford's White Nights, which led to her breakout role as the tortured nightclub singer Dorothy Vallens in David Lynch’s Blue Velvet. In 2005, Rossellini wrote the mischievous and witty film My Dad is 100 Years Old, a pretend dialogue about the essence of film directed by Guy Maddin. The following year she made her directorial debut with the short film Oh La La and in 2008 she co-directed the Sundance Channel series Green Porno with Jody Shapiro. Rossellini has appeared in more than 70 films and television series, most recently starring in Enemy (2013), directed by Denis Villeneuve and starring Jake Gyllenhaal.