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We will be back at International Market Square in Minneapolis Saturday, April 27th for this incredible evening! Isabella Rossellini is an acclaimed model with 29 international Vogue covers to her credit, including her most recent—the cover of Italian Vogue in September 2023—and a spokesmodel for the Lancome cosmetic line. A celebrated actress, she starred in such films as Cousins, Blue Velvet, Death Becomes Her, among many others, was married to director Martin Scorsese, and was the longtime partner and fiance of director David Lynch. Of course, you may also recognize her as the daughter of legendary actress Ingrid Bergman and the director Robert Rossellini.  But all that glamour was not why we were interested in having her as a guest at our event: Isabella is also an ardent animal lover and owns and operates an organic farm in New York called MamaFarm, where she raises heritage, endangered livestock animals and heirloom farm crops. Learn more at www.mamafarm.us

She is a dedicated volunteer for Guide dogs Foundation for the Blind and raises puppies and trains the young dogs for their program, providing guide dogs for visually impaired people. But we bet you will be surprised to learn she also has a master's degree in animal behavior and is now a filmmaker—creating, producing, and starring in many productions, both movies and on stage, about animals and their behavior. "I always dreamed when I was a little girl interested in animals that I would go live in Africa like Jane Goodall. Then I found out that you can look in your backyard, and you can do your own safari." —Isabella Rossellini

It should be a memorable evening with this elegant and beautiful, original and fascinating guest!

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About Our Organization

Home for Life®, an internationally recognized care for life sanctuary, offers a service to animals in need like no comparative organization. Many shelters and rescue organizations aspire to find a home for every animal and dream of the day when there will be no homeless animals. At Home for Life®, that's what we want too—and that's what we provide—for dogs and cats that are overlooked for placement. Home for Life® has created a new idea, the care-for-life sanctuary—a life-saving and life-affirming alternative for dogs and cats who have not been able to find a home or keep the home they had and for animals who have lifelong special care needs, that most adopters cannot provide. We call our idea the "Third Door" in animal welfare which gives at-risk dogs and cats, animals who might have been passed over for adoption, an alternative to an undeserved death. The dream of a home should be an opportunity that is available for all dogs and cats, and now with Home for Life®, and the innovative model we have created at our prototype sanctuary in Star Prairie, WI, it can be!

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Above: Isabella with Macaroni, a Jack Russell Terrier

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Above: Isabella with seeing eye guide dog