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Anita Ekberg, star of La Dolce Vita, dies

  • Anita Ekberg, a Swedish actress best known for her role in Federico Fellini's iconic 1960 film ‘La Dolce Vita,’ has died. She was 83.

    Suffering from several illnesses, she was hospitalized around Christmas, and passed away in Rome on Sunday, January 11, media reports said.  

    Born in Sweden in 1931, Ekberg won the Miss Sweden title when she was 20. 

    She soon landed a contract with Universal Pictures. Among her early films was the role of Henry Fonda's wife in ‘War and Peace.’

     

    Tagged as: Anita Ekberg, Swedish actress, Federico Fellini, La Dolce Vita, Miss Sweden, entertainment news