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Actress Anita Ekberg has passed away

Updated söndag 11 januari 2015 kl 12.10
Published söndag 11 januari 2015 kl 11.55
Anita Ekberg. Foto: TT
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Anita Ekberg, and the famous fountain scene from "La Dolce Vita", Photo: TT
Anita Ekberg 1951. Photo: Scanpix.
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Anita Ekberg, Photo Scanpix.
Photo: Drago Prvulovic / SCANPIX
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The film star Anita Ekberg. Photo: Drago Prvulovic / SCANPIX

Italian media report that Swedish actress Anita Ekberg, star of  the 1960 film “La Dolce Vita”, has died at the age of 83.

According to RAI news she died at a clinic in Rocca di Papa outside Rome.

Anita Ekberg was born in 1931 in Malmö and grew up with seven siblings. She began her career as a model, and won the Miss Sweden contest in 1951, which took her to the finals of the Miss Universe pagent. Her acting career followed soon afterwards.

She was most famous for her role as Sylvia in Frederico Fellini’s “La Dolce Vita” from 1960, and especially the scene where she bathes in Rome’s Trevi fountain.

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