When Isabella Rossellini was 43, she was fired for being too old.
The renowned beauty and daughter of Ingrid Bergman had been an actress and the face of Lancome’s skincare and cosmetics for 14 years.
She was beautiful, yes, but age was against her. ‘I was told that advertisements represent women’s dreams, not reality, and that women dream of looking young. So I had to go. It felt very unjust,’ she says.