Anita Ekberg

Anita Ekberg

Highest Rated: 96% La dolce vita (1960)

Lowest Rated: 11% Four for Texas (1963)

Birthday: Sep 29, 1931

Birthplace: Malmö, Skåne län, Sweden

Blonde and buxom to a physics-defying degree, Swedish born actress Anita Ekberg became the very definition of cinematic sex goddess with her iconic performance in Italian director Federico Fellini's "La Dolce Vita" (1960). Coming to America after winning the Miss Sweden beauty competition in 1950, Ekberg soon secured herself a contract with Universal Pictures and began a string of appearances in such features as "Blood Alley" (1955), "Hollywood or Bust" (1956) and the historical epic "War and Peace" (1956). Often eclipsing her work on screen, however, were the alleged romantic liaisons with many of Hollywood's most powerful leading men, including Tyrone Power, Gary Cooper and Frank Sinatra. Sub-par genre pictures with titles like "Sheba and the Gladiator" (1959) were fast becoming Ekberg's stock-in-trade before Fellini cast the stunning actress in "La Dolce Vita," instantly making her co-star Marcello Mastroianni an international superstar, but oddly, doing little to advance her career. After a few more mainstream efforts like "4 for Texas" (1963), Ekberg settled for decades of forgettable European-produced B-movies until she appeared as herself in the Fellini reminiscence "Intervista" (1987). Although her performance in "La Dolce Vita" far outshone any of Ekberg's performances before or after, the image of her cavorting with Mastroianni in Rome's historic Trevi Fountain would be more than enough to ensure her a place in the pantheon of film's greatest sex symbols for all time. Anita Ekberg died in her adopted home of Italy on January 11, 2015.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
63% 57% The Red Dwarf Paola Bendoni (Character) $6.5K 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bámbola Mamma Greta (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Seduction of Angela Unknown (Character) - 1993
75% 71% Intervista Anita Ekberg (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet S.H.E. Dr. Else Biebling (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet 8% Gold of the Amazon Women Queen Na-Eela (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet 23% Killer Nun Sister Gertrude (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Night of Hate Bessie (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Revenge Jane (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Northeast of Seoul Katherine (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 21% French Sex Murders (Casa d'appuntamento) Unknown (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Candidate for a Killing Jacqueline Monnard (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Death Knocks Twice Sophia Ferretti (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Cobra Lou (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet 21% Fangs of the Living Dead Malenka/Sylvia Morel (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Glass Sphinx Paulette (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 35% Woman Times Seven Claudie (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 80% Way... Way Out Anna Soblova (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet 40% The Alphabet Murders Amanda Beatrice Cross (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet 47% Call Me Bwana Luba (Character) - 1963
11% 39% Four for Texas Elya Carlson (Character) - 1963
50% 78% Boccaccio '70 Anita (Character) - 1962
96% 90% La dolce vita Sylvia (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Mongols Hulina (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Little Girls and High Finance Unknown (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sign of the Gladiator Zenobia (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet 29% Screaming Mimi Virginia Wilson (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet 33% Paris Holiday Zara (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Man Inside Trudie Hall (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pickup Alley Gina Broger (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 62% Valerie Valerie Horvat (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 58% Back From Eternity Rena (Character) - 1956
43% 63% War and Peace Helene (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 62% Hollywood or Bust Actress Anita (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 0% Man in the Vault Flo Randall (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Zarak Salma (Character) - 1956
78% 76% Artists and Models Anita (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 45% Blood Alley Wei Ling (Character) - 1955
33% 45% Abbott and Costello Go to Mars Venusian Guard (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet 20% The Golden Blade Handmaiden (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet Take Me to Town Dancehall Girl (Character) - 1953

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1958

QUOTES FROM Anita Ekberg CHARACTERS

Sylvia says: Marcello, come here!