Ekberg, Anita (1931–)

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Ekberg, Anita (1931–)

Swedish actress. Name variations: Anita Kersten. Born Kerstin Anita Marianne Ekberg, Sept 29, 1931, in Malmö, Sweden; m. Anthony Steel (actor), 1956 (div. 1959); m. Rik Van Nutter (actor), 1963 (div. 1975).

Named Miss Sweden (1950); made film debut in US in Take Me to Town (1953), followed by Blood Alley, Artists and Models, Back from Eternity, Paris Holiday, and Screaming Mimi; frustrated with career, moved to Italy and came to prominence in King Vidor's War and Peace (1956) and Federico Fellini's La dolce vita (1960) and Boccaccio'70 (1962); remained in Italy for 10 more years, making 20 films, including Fellini's Intervista (1987).

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