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Anita Ekberg (1931–2015)


Kerstin Anita Marianne Ekberg was born on September 29, 1931 in Malmo, Sweden. Growing up with seven brothers and sisters was not an adventure, but Anita's adventure began when she was elected Miss Sweden in 1950. She did not win the Miss Universe contest but she got a modeling contract in the United States. She quickly got a film contract with ... See full bio »

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Known For

La Dolce Vita
La Dolce Vita Sylvia
(1960)
War and Peace
War and Peace Helene Kuragina
(1956)
4 for Texas
4 for Texas Elya Carlson
(1963)
Boccaccio '70
Boccaccio '70 Anita (segment "Le tentazioni del dottor Antonio")
(1962)

Filmography

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 2002 Beauty Centre (TV Series)
Ingrid
- Ottobre (2002) ... Ingrid
- Febbraio (2002) ... Ingrid
 1998 Le nain rouge
Paola Bendoni
 1996 Bámbola
Mamma Greta
 1996 Witness Run (TV Movie)
 1992 Cattive ragazze
Milli
 1992 Ambrogio
Clarice
 1991 Il conte Max
Marika
 1988 Quando ancora non c'erano i Beatles (TV Mini-Series)
La pianista
 1986 The Seduction of Angela
Signora Rocchi
 1982 Cicciabomba
Baronessa Judith von Kemp
 1980 S+H+E: Security Hazards Expert
Dr. Else Biebling
 1979 The Killer Nun
Sister Gertrude
 1979 Gold of the Amazon Women (TV Movie)
Queen Na-Eela
 1975 Valley of the Dancing Widows (scenes deleted)
 1974 Anno Schmidt (Short)
 1972 Northeast of Seoul
Katherine
 1972 Deadly Trackers
Jane
 1972 The French Sex Murders
Madame Colette
 1970 Quella chiara notte d'ottobre (as Anita Edberg)
 1970 The Conjugal Debt
Ines
 1970 The Divorce
Flavia
 1969 The Blonde Connection
Sophia Ferretti
 1969 A Candidate for a Killing
Jacqueline Monnard
 1969 Fangs of the Living Dead
Malenka / Sylvia Morel
 1968 Crónica de un atraco
Bessie
 1967 Woman Times Seven
Claudie (segment "Snow")
 1967 The Glass Sphinx
Paulette
 1967 The Cobra
Lou
 1966 Way... Way Out
Anna Soblova
 1966 Come imparai ad amare le donne
Margaret Joyce
 1965 Who Wants to Sleep?
Lolita Young
 1965 The Alphabet Murders
Amanda Beatrice Cross
 1964 Love Factory
Alberchiaria
 1963 4 for Texas
Elya Carlson
 1962 Boccaccio '70
Anita (segment "Le tentazioni del dottor Antonio")
 1961 The Mongols
Hulina
 1961 A porte chiuse
Olga Duvovich
 1960 The Dam on the Yellow River
Miss Dorothy Simmons
 1958 The Man Inside
Trudie Hall
 1958 Screaming Mimi
Virginia Wilson / Yolanda Lange
 1958 Paris Holiday
Zara
 1957 Valerie
Valerie Horvat
 1957 Pickup Alley
Gina Broger
 1956 Zarak
Salma
 1956 Man in the Vault
Flo Randall
 1956 Hollywood or Bust
Actress Anita
 1956 Back from Eternity
Rena
 1955 Artists and Models
Anita
 1955 Casablanca (TV Series)
Katrina Jorgenson
- Who Holds Tomorrow? (1955) ... Katrina Jorgenson
 1953 Private Secretary (TV Series)
The Hubby Killer
- The Hubby Killer (1953) ... The Hubby Killer
 1953 The Golden Blade
Handmaiden (uncredited)
 1953 Take Me to Town
Dancehall Girl (uncredited)
 1953 Abbott and Costello Go to Mars
Venusian Guard
 1953 The Mississippi Gambler
Maid of Honor (uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

(1950s) TV commercial: Lustre-Creme shampoo. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | 7 Articles | 27 Pictorials | 38 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Anita Eckberg | Anita Edberg | A. Ekberg | Ms. Anita Ekberg | Anita Kersten

Height:

5' 6½" (1.69 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

They would like to keep up the story that [Federico Fellini] made me famous, Fellini discovered me. So many have said they discovered me. See more »

Trivia:

Celebrity spokesperson for Foster Grant sunglasses during the 1960s. See more »

Trademark:

Seductive deep voice See more »

Nickname:

The Iceberg See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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