January 11, 2015 2:00 pm -

The Swedish-born actress was best known for her role in Federico Fellini’s “La Dolce Vita.”


[su_thin_right_skyscraper_ad]The moment where her character Sylvia, wades through Rome’s Trevi Fountain in nothing but a strapless black dress is remembered as one the most iconic scenes ever in a movie and one which turned her into a fully-fledged sex-symbol.

Ekberg’s lawyer Patrizia Ubaldi confirmed she died in Rome on Sunday morning following a series of illnesses. She had been hospitalised most recently after Christmas.

Ubaldi said that in her last days Ekberg was saddened by the illness and her advancing age…

In 1951 she won the Miss Sweden competition, after being recommended to enter by organisers who saw her on the street, and went to the United States to compete for the Miss Universe title.

She didn’t win but became a model in Hollywood and later started taking on small acting roles.

Her role in Federico Fellini’s La Dolce Vita – where she played a movie star – shot her to stardom. The movie was a colossal success and came to define the wild and carefree days of the early 1960s.

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5 responses to La Doce Vita Actress Anita Ekberg Dead At 83

  1. tracey marie January 11th, 2015 at 2:07 pm

    She was a rare beauty.

    • rg9rts January 11th, 2015 at 2:14 pm


      • tracey marie January 11th, 2015 at 2:18 pm

        damn kitty

  2. rg9rts January 11th, 2015 at 2:13 pm

    RIP more than eye candy

  3. bpollen January 14th, 2015 at 5:27 am

    She was mentioned by name in a Bob Dylan song. Not many women could say that. Well, maybe Sophia Loren.