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Anita Ekberg

Actress Anita Ekberg

Profession: Actress


Biography: An actress, model and sex symbol, Anita Ekberg was best known for her role as Sylvia in the Federico Fellini film La Dolce Vita (1960).

The film featured a scene of her cavorting in Rome's Trevi Fountain alongside Marcello Mastroianni.

She was also crowned Miss Sweden in 1950.

Born: September 29, 1931
Birthplace: Malmö, Sweden

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Libra

Died: January 11, 2015 (aged 83)
Cause of Death: Complications from a longtime illness

Married Life

  • 1956-05-22 Swedish actress Anita Ekberg (24) weds actor and singer Anthony Steel (36) in Florence, Italy; divorce in 1959
  • 1963-04-06 Actress Anita Ekberg (31) weds actor Rik Van Nutter (33) in Lugano, Switzerland

Historical Events

  • 1960-02-03 "La Dolce Vita" directed by Federico Fellini and starring Marcello Mastroianni and Anita Ekberg has its film premiere in Italy

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