Rossellini 'tortured' paps as kid

Actress/model Isabella Rossellini spent her childhood "torturing" the paparazzi who camped outside her family home in Italy.

Actress/model Isabella Rossellini spent her childhood "torturing" the paparazzi who camped outside her family home in Italy.

The 56-year-old star is the daughter of Swedish actress Ingrid Bergman and Italian director Roberto Rossellini, whose marriage attracted vast amounts of press attention.

But the young Rossellini was bemused by the constant presence of photographers outside their home as she was growing up - so she waged a "war" against them with her siblings.

Rossellini, her twin sister Isotta, and brother Roberto would spend their days pelting snappers with rocks and water - much to the horror of their mother Bergman.

She said: "The paparazzi were always there. We threw stones at them, and water. We had a war with them. My mother was just like, 'Stop! Stop! They will think I have some savage children and it will be my fault!' But we had a ball torturing them."

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