Ingrid (The Time Traveler's Wife) Ingrid is the girlfriend of Henry DeTamble in Audrey Niffenegger’s best-selling debut novel of 2003, The Time Traveler’s Wife. In our opinion, Ingrid gets a pretty raw deal – Henry is in love with Clare and must wait until her chronological age reaches the appropriate axis of his time travelling – in the meantime, well, one must have a woman handy. That’s perhaps a harsh judgment against the generally good character of Henry (given the exigencies of his oddly directed life), but – really?! Ingrid has the bad luck of falling in love with Henry, who rather coolly dismisses their entire relationship as strictly physical and devoid of true love, such as that he feels for Clare. Ingrid, on the other hand, takes the breakup seriously and falls into a deep depression, even going so far as attempting suicide. Although Henry is aware of this situation, he keeps his distance from her. During one of his uncontrollable journeys through time, Henry drops in on Ingrid, and she asks him if he ever loved her. He (lying) replies that he did, but Ingrid is beyond believing at this point, and turns a gun on herself, finally successful in her mission of killing herself. Poor Ingrid – her character didn’t even make it to the 2009 movie of the novel!
Dear Ingrid - a song by Nicky Holland
Ingrid and The Footman - a song by Jane Siberry
Ingrid Bergman - a song by Billy Bragg & Wilco
Prelude to an Epic/Flowers For Ingrid - Eighteen Visions
Ingrid and the Wolf (Andre Alexis) - Like all of us, Ingrid wants to belong, especially to a family. Now, she does have parents whom she loves very much, but she has a sense that there is more to her past than she’s been told. When the opportunity presents itself for her to visit Hungary, Ingrid takes it despite her parents’ objections. What she finds in the old country is enchanting, gorgeous, and terrifying. Her legacy is nothing like she expected. It is a creature that is, by turns, loving and vicious. It is a wolf. Ingrid realizes that she is the caretaker of her unusual inheritance, like it or not. Award-winning author André Alexis delivers his storytelling skills to a new generation of readers in this, his first children’s book. Recommended for ages 8-12.
Famous People Named Ingrid - Ingrid Bergman (iconic actress); Ingrid of Sweden (Queen Consort of Denmark); Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway (royalty)
Famous People Who Named Their Daughter Ingrid - Gordon Lightfoot (singer/songwriter and musician)
Ingrid Bergman (29 Aug 1915 – 29 Aug 1982) - Ingrid Bergman was the almost incandescently beautiful star of the screen whose roles stretched from Joan of Arc to Golda Meir; she is perhaps most fondly remembered as Ilsa in the 1942 classic, Casablanca. Ingrid Bergman was already a leading actress in Swedish film when she arrived in America to star in 1939’s American remake of her Swedish movie, Intermezzo. She went on to star in such well-known films as Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Notorious, Gaslight, and The Bells of St. Mary’s before going off to Italy to work with director Roberto Rossellini in his 1950 movie, Stromboli. Their adulterous love affair and her out-of-wedlock pregnancy made her a pariah at a time when she was at the top of her game: she was an Academy Award winner and an international star; she was married to a fellow Swede, a surgeon, and was the mother of a ten year old girl. Ingrid divorced her husband, leaving her daughter behind with him, and married Rossellini, making her home in Italy for the next several years. Consequently, she was denounced on the floor of the United States Senate, and in just as serious a move, she was disinvited on the Ed Sullivan show. To the twenty-first century sensibility, this is quite a lot of overkill, but it was devastating at the time. It wasn’t until after her second Academy Award for Anastasia that she returned to the United States, in 1958, having had two more children by Rossellini and having separated from him. By this time all was forgiven, and she went on to numerous stage, screen and television roles, and earning a third Academy Award (for best supporting actress) in Murder on the Orient Express. When she died of cancer at the age of sixty-seven, she was truly mourned by all.