Just learned that not only is Isabella Rossellini coming to town next week for the Dallas Film Society’s The Art of Film, but her daughter Elettra Wiedemann is coming, too. Talk about a gene pool that splashes with talent, brains and beauty. Elettra is a “successful writer, fashion model, chef, editor and the founder/writer of The Impatient Foodie food blog.”
No wonder. In addition to have a stellar collection of relatives on her mom’s side (like Academy Award-winner Ingrid Bergman and director Robert Rossellini), her father’s side of the family is pretty darn amazing too. Her dad is Jon Wiedemann, who is a Microsoft exec and former model, and her grandparents are Flo and Fred Wiedemann, who are just this side of brilliant.
And wouldn’t you just know that despite Isabella’s and Jon’s being divorced for ages, all the in-laws get along great. Back in 2012 when Isabella came to town for the Nasher Sculpture Center’s Salon, the Wiedemanns and their neighbor/photographer Laura Wilson were johny-on-the-spot.
But enough about family trees. While in town Isabella is going to be at SMU’s Meadows School of the Art working with film/theater students before heading to The Space on Oak Lawn (171 Oak Lawn Avenue) for a conversation with Gary Cogill and dinner with the folks who have reservations for the evening.
BTW, The Space is going to be dolled up thanks to Christie’s with at least 20 Andy Warhol paintings, drawings and photos that will be available for purchase. And you do know the connection between the late artist and Isabella, don’t you? During the late 1970s, the two were part of the heady New York crowd that included Halston, Diana Vreeland, Bianca Jagger, Candace Bergen, Liza Minnelli and Mikhail Baryshnikov.
So, if you haven’t gotten your tickets, better hustle because room is limited.