Sunday, 11 January 2015

RIP Anita Ekberg

Another star has gone out leading to another great loss to the entertainment world; Anita Ekberg star of La Dolce Vita and all round sex bomb has died aged 83

The former Miss Sweden will remain immortal for one of European cinema's most iconic scenes, wading through the Trevi Fountain in a strapless dress in Fellini's La Dolce Vita. The Vatican condemned it at the time for its sensual abandon but Ekberg was unrepentant "I'm very proud of my breasts" she was quoted as saying "It's not cellular obesity, it's womanliness"

Sadly ill health, misfortune and dwindling fortunes dogged Ekberg in later life and she moved into a care home. Unafraid of death, she said "I don't know if paradise or hell exists, but I'm sure hell is more groovy" 


1 comment:

  1. She was certainly the most stunning of the '50s glamazons. Except lots of that Trevi foundation scene on the news bulletins ....