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Ingrid Bergman’s granddaughter carries on the lookalike torch

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Ingrid Berman in 1946, Elettra Rossellini Wiedemann in 2011 (Photo: Everett Collection, Kevin Mazur/WireImage)

If you look closely, you can see the resemblance Elettra Wiedemann bears to her screen legend grandmother, the late Ingrid Bergman. The gene pool doesn't fall far from the tree in this case: Wiedemann is the daughter of Isabella Rossellini -- who also bears an uncanny resemblance to her famous, Oscar-winning mother.

Unlike Rossellini and Bergman, Wiedemann isn't an actress. (So any ideas that she could take on her grandmother's role as Ilsa in a remake of "Casablanca" are a bit pie-in-the-sky.) But that doesn't bar Wiedemann's genetic propensities from explaining her career path. You see, both of her parents met on a Calvin Klein photo shoot in the early '80s. (Rossellini has both modeled and acted.) And Wiedemann has followed in their footsteps, having graced the pages of Vogue as well as served as a spokesmodel for Lancôme.

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Don't let her looks fool you: Like her Harvard-educated father Jonathan Wiedemann (who became a Microsoft design manager following his modeling career), she is brainy, too. Elettra earned a master's degree from the London School of Economics.

Wiedemann married her longtime boyfriend James Marshall this year, and was recently spotted strolling with her mom in New York during a lunch date.

Now 29 years old, Wiedemann never had the opportunity to meet her famous grandmother. Bergman died in London on her 67th birthday in 1982 following a long battle with breast cancer -- just less than a year before Wiedemann was born.

Watch a 'Casablanca' DVD Clip on Ingrid Bergman:
'Casablanca' DVD Clip: Ingrid Bergman

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