Anita Ekberg Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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Anita Ekberg Quick Info
Height 5 ft 6½ in
Weight 65 kg
Date of Birth September 29, 1931
Zodiac Sign Libra
Hair Color Blonde

Anita Ekberg was a Swedish actress and model who is known for her role as Sylvia in the comedy-drama film, La Dolce Vita. She also appeared in a number of other films such as Abbott and Costello Go to MarsArtists and ModelsWar and PeaceMan in the VaultThe Man InsideSheba and the GladiatorNortheast of Seoul, The Dam on the Yellow River, and How I Learned to Love Women.

Born Name

Kerstin Anita Marianne Ekberg

Nick Name

Anita

Anita Ekberg as seen in 1956
Anita Ekberg as seen in 1956 (Bud Frakes / eBay / Public Domain)

Age

She was born on September 29, 1931.

Died

Anita Ekberg passed away at the age of 83 on January 11, 2015, in Rocca di Papa, Italy from complications of enduring illnesses.

Sun Sign

Libra

Born Place

Malmö, Sweden

Nationality

Swedish

Education

Anita Ekberg attended Malmö Borgarskola located in Malmö, Sweden.

Occupation

Actress, Model

Family

  • Father – Gustav Fredrik Ekberg
  • Mother – Alva Maria Larsson
Anita Ekberg as seen in a black-and-white picture from her younger years
Anita Ekberg as seen in a black-and-white picture from her younger years (Kate Gabrielle / Flickr / CC BY 2.0)

Build

Voluptuous

Height

5 ft 6½ in or 169 cm

Weight

65 kg or 143.5 lbs

Boyfriend / Spouse

Anita Ekberg had dated –

  1. Jorge Guinle
  2. Robert Mitchum
  3. Dino Risi
  4. Errol Flynn
  5. Alain Delon
  6. Peter O’Toole
  7. Robert Wagner
  8. Oleg Cassini
  9. Tony Curtis
  10. Scott Brady (1951)
  11. Gary Cooper (1952)
  12. Fred Otash (1952)
  13. Yul Brynner (1952)
  14. Tyrone Power (1952)
  15. Ted Briskin (1952)
  16. Jeff Richards (1955-1956)
  17. Anthony Steel (1956-1959) – Anita Ekberg married English actor and singer, Anthony Steel, on May 22, 1956, and the duo eventually got divorced on May 14, 1959.
  18. Walter Chiari (1958)
  19. Baby Pignatari (1958)
  20. Fred Buscaglione (1959)
  21. Gianni Agnelli (1959)
  22. Frank Sinatra (1963)
  23. Rik Van Nutter (1963-1975) – On April 9, 1963, she tied the knot with American actor Rik Van Nutter and they remained married for a couple of years before calling it quits in 1975.

Race / Ethnicity

White

Anita Ekberg as seen in March 2007
Anita Ekberg as seen in March 2007 (Carl Lindström / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 3.0)

Hair Color

Blonde

Eye Color

Blue

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Curvy physique
  • Arched eyebrows
  • Deep seductive voice

Brand Endorsements

Anita Ekberg did endorsement work for –

  • Lustre-Creme shampoo (TV Commercial) (the 1950s)
  • KappAhl (TV Commercial) (1996)
Anita Ekberg as seen in the publicity photo for 'The Alphabet Murders'
Anita Ekberg as seen in the publicity photo for ‘The Alphabet Murders’ (MGm / eBay / Public Domain)

Anita Ekberg Facts

  1. It was her mother who pushed her to participate in the Miss Malmö competition in 1950. Eventually, she emerged as the winner of the Miss Sweden contest.
  2. In the year 1951, Anita Ekberg competed for the Miss Universe title and wrapped up her journey as one of the 6 finalists. This led her to earn a starlet’s contract with Universal Studios and helped her get lessons in drama, elocution, dancing, horseback riding, and fencing which further refined her as an artist.
  3. During her career span, she was greatly featured in gossip magazines for her romantic associations with several of Hollywood’s leading men.
  4. Anita Ekberg never mothered a child but once revealed her wish of having one in an interview but later stated the contrary in another interview.
  5. She was also involved in a personal feud with fellow actress Cleo Moore.
  6. She had a very bold and outspoken personality and never shied away from stating her actual feelings about others.
  7. Anita Ekberg was robbed twice the same year i.e. in 1977.
  8. During the course of her career, she also appeared in shows like CasablancaThe Eamonn Andrews Show, Quando ancora non c’erano i BeatlesBeauty CentreÀngel Casas ShowThe Steve Allen Plymouth Show, and The Colgate Comedy Hour.
  9. Anita Ekberg once said, “I was lonely, but I have no regrets. I have loved, cried, been mad with happiness. I have won and I have lost.”

Featured Image by Bud Frakes / eBay / Public Domain

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