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La Dolce Vita Star Anita Ekberg Dies at 83

11 January 2015 8:51 AM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Anita Ekberg, the Swedish pageant queen whose beauty bewitched director Federico Fellini in La Dolce Vita, died in a hospital outside of Rome at the age of 83. Known in some gossip rags as "The Iceberg," Ekberg was known as one of the sex symbols of Hollywood, and played opposite a number of Hollywood stars throughout her career like Audrey Hepburn in War and Peace and Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin in Four for Texas. She also toured with Bob Hope on a number of U.S.O. tours and starred in a number of movies with him. And long before the uproar over Scarlett Johansson's casting as the lead in Ghost in the Shell, Ekberg played a Chinese woman, Wei Ling in Blood Alley, for which she won a Golden Globe award in 1956.Ekberg was born in Malmo, Sweden in 1931, and grew up as one of eight children. She »

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