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Isabella Rossellini, photographed at the 34th Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto, on Thursday, Sept. 10, 2009. (AP)
Isabella Rossellini, photographed at the 34th Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto, on Thursday, Sept. 10, 2009. (AP)

Actress, model, and filmmaker Isabella Rossellini has known years as one of the world’s most beautiful, most photographed women.

Five hundred magazine covers — Vogue, Elle, Vanity Fair. Famous screen roles — "Blue Velvet," "Wild at Heart," "30 Rock." Famous parents — Ingrid Bergman, Roberto Rossellini. Famous lovers — David Lynch, Martin Scorsese.

Famous independence of mind.

Now Isabella Rossellini has taken her talents, humor, and iconoclasm to the sex lives of the animal kingdom.

This hour, On Point: Isabella Rossellini on starfish love, environmentalism, and her new series, “Green Porno.”

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Guest:

Isabella Rossellini joins us from Southampton, NY. An actress, model, filmmaker, author, and screenwriter, she produces, directs, and stars in "Green Porno," a series of film shorts on sex in nature, for the Sundance Channel.  Daughter of actress Ingrid Bergman and filmmaker Roberto Rossellini, she's starred in numerous movies, including "Blue Velvet," "Big Night," "Fearless," and many more.

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A "Green Porno" book and DVD set are due out Sept. 22. You can watch a number of the short films on YouTube, like this one, "Preying Mantis":

And here she is in an unforgettable scene from "Blue Velvet":

This program aired on September 18, 2009.

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