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Anita Ekberg

Female 1931 - 2015  (83 years)    Has no ancestors and no descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Anita Ekberg 
    Relationshipwith Francis Fox
    Birth 29 Sep 1931  Malmö, Skåne, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Death 11 Jan 2015 
    Person ID I165916  Geneagraphie
    Links To This person is also Anita Ekberg at Wikipedia 
    Last Modified 8 Jan 2023 

    Family 1 Anthony Steel,   b. 21 May 1920, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 21 Mar 2001, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 80 years) 
    Marriage 22 May 1956 
    Divorce 14 May 1959 
    Last Modified 6 Apr 2002 
    Family ID F148136  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Living 
    Last Modified 6 Apr 2002 
    Family ID F148135  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Giovanni Agnelli,   b. 12 Mar 1921, Torino, Piemonte, It Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 24 Jan 2003, Torino, Piemonte, It Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 81 years) 
    Last Modified 29 Aug 2000 
    Family ID F66896  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Notes 
    • Growing up with seven brothers and sisters wasn't an adventure, but Anita's adventure began when she was elected Miss Sweden in 1950. She didn't win the Miss Universe contest but she got a modeling contract in the US. She quickly got a film contract with Hughes, Howard's RKO that didn't lead anywhere (but Anita herself has said that Hughes wanted to marry her.)
      Instead she started making movies with Universal, small roles that more often than not only required her to look beautiful. After five years in Hollywood she found herself in Rome, where Federico Fellini's Dolce vita, La (1960) meant her breakthrough. She stayed in Italy and made around 20 movies during the next ten years, some roles memorable, some to be forgotten. Her two marriages gave her a lot of attention from the press. During the 1970s the roles became less frequent, but she made a marvellous comeback with Fellini's Intervista (1987).


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