Kerstin Anita Marianne Ekberg was born in Sweden on September 29, 1931. She’d go on to become known to movie fans as Anita Ekberg, a beautiful addition to many entertaining films from the 50s through the 90s.
The first movie I ever saw Anita in was Artists and Models and I thought she was one of the most beautiful actresses I’d ever seen. She struck me as a cross between Grace Kelly and Marilyn Monroe, with a pinch of Rita Hayworth thrown in to make things extra beautiful.
Anita passed away in 2015 at the age of 83.