|Date of Birth||29 September 1931 , Malmö, Skåne län, Sweden|
|Birth Name||Kerstin Anita Marianne Ekberg|
|Height||5' 6½" (1.69 m)|
Mini Bio (1)
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 Howard Hughes's RKO that did not lead anywhere (but Anita herself has said that Hughes wanted to marry her.) Instead, she started making movies with Universal, small roles that more often than not only required her to look beautiful. After five years in Hollywood, she found herself in Rome, where Federico Fellini's La Dolce Vita (1960) meant her breakthrough. She stayed in Italy and made around 20 movies during the next ten years, some roles memorable, some to be forgotten. Her two marriages gave her a lot of attention from the press. During the 1970s, the roles became less frequent, but she made a marvellous comeback with Fellini's Fellini's Intervista (1987).
Anita Ekberg retired from acting in 2002 after 50 years in the motion picture industry.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Mattias Thuresson <email@example.com>
|Rik Van Nutter||(9 April 1963 - 1975) (divorced)|
|Anthony Steel||(22 May 1956 - 14 May 1959) (divorced)|