Anita Ekberg (1931–2015)

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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 Sylvia
Blood Alley Wei Ling
Sign of the Gladiator Zenobia - Queen of Palmira
War and Peace Helene Kuragina


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 2002 Beauty Centre (TV Series)
Ingrid Schöller Foglietti
- Ottobre (2002) ... Ingrid Schöller Foglietti
- Settembre (2002) ... Ingrid Schöller Foglietti
- Agosto (2002) ... Ingrid Schöller Foglietti
- Maggio (2002) ... Ingrid Schöller Foglietti
- Aprile (2002) ... Ingrid Schöller Foglietti
 1998 The Red Dwarf
Paola Bendoni
 1997 La villa dei misteri (TV Mini Series) (1997)
 1996 Bámbola
La mamá
 1996 Witness Run (TV Movie)
Becky Winters
 1992 Dov'era lei a quell'ora?
Anita Ekberg
 1992 Bad Girls
 1992 Ambrogio
 1991 Il conte Max
 1988 Quando ancora non c'erano i Beatles (TV Mini Series)
La pianista
- Episode #1.3 (1988) ... La pianista
- Episode #1.2 (1988) ... La pianista
- Episode #1.1 (1988) ... La pianista
 1987 Intervista
Anita Ekberg
 1986 The Seduction of Angela
Signora Rocchi
 1985 International Airport (TV Series)
- Fuga col bottino (1985) ... L'attrice
 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 Das Tal der tanzenden Witwen (scenes deleted)
 1974 Anno Schmidt (Short)
 1974 Northeast of Seoul
 1972 Deadly Trackers
 1972 The French Sex Murders
Madame Colette
 1970 The Conjugal Debt
 1970 The Clowns (TV Movie)
Anita Ekberg
 1970 The Divorce
 1969 Death Knocks Twice
Sophia Ferretti
 1969 A Candidate for a Killing
Jacqueline Monnard
 1969 Fangs of the Living Dead
Sylvia De Morel / Malenka
 1968 Crónica de un atraco
 1967 Woman Times Seven
Claudie (segment "Snow")
 1967 The Glass Sphinx
 1967 The Cobra
 1966 Scusi, lei è favorevole o contrario?
Olga, la baronessa
 1966 Way... Way Out
Anna Soblova
 1966 How I Learned to Love Women
Margaret Joyce
 1965 The Alphabet Murders
Amanda Beatrice Cross
 1965 Who Wants to Sleep?
Lolita Young
 1964 Love Factory
 1963 4 for Texas
Elya Carlson
 1963 Call Me Bwana
 1962 Boccaccio '70
Anita (segment "Le tentazioni del dottor Antonio")
 1961 The Mongols
 1961 Behind Closed Doors
Olga Duvovich
 1960 The Dam on the Yellow River
Miss Dorothy Simmons
 1960 La dolce vita
 1959 Sign of the Gladiator
Zenobia - Queen of Palmira
 1958 The Man Inside
Trudie Hall
 1958 Screaming Mimi
Virginia Wilson / Yolanda Lange
 1958 Paris Holiday
 1957 Valerie
Valerie Horvat
 1957 Pickup Alley
Gina Broger
 1956 Hollywood or Bust
Anita Ekberg
 1956 Zarak
 1956 Man in the Vault
Flo Randall
 1956 Back from Eternity
 1956 War and Peace
Helene Kuragina
 1955 Artists and Models
 1955 Blood Alley
Wei Ling
 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 | 10 Articles | 27 Pictorials | 39 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

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


5' 6½" (1.69 m)


Rik Van Nutter  (divorced) | See more »




Gustav Ekberg | Alva Ekberg

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Personal Quote:

When you're born beautiful, it helps you start in the business. But then it becomes a handicap. See more »


Returned to Sweden in 1964 to appear in her first Swedish movie, Bo Widerberg's Love 65 (1965), but canceled her appearance because, she said, "Widerberg was such an amateur!". See more »


Seductive deep voice See more »


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