Anita Ekberg, sex symbol and star of ‘La Dolce Vita’, dead at 83




Anita Ekberg, global sex symbol and star of the classic film La Dolce Vita, died on Sunday. She was 83.

The Swedish-born actress died in Rome, after complications from a series of illnesses, her lawyer Patrizia Ubaldi confirmed

La Dolce Vita, a 1960 Italian film directed by Federico Fellini, put her on the map as a sex symbol and actress to watch. Its most memorable scene featured Ekberg wading through Rome’s Trevi fountain in a strapless gown. The actress previously won a 1956 Golden Globe for Most Promising Newcomer.

Ekberg went on to star in many more films. She was married twice: to actor Anthony Steel from 1956 to 1959, and Rik Van Nutter from 1963 to 1975. In a 2006 interview with a Swedish media outlet, Ekberg said her only regret was never having children. Read more…

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