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    'La Dolce Vita' star Anita Ekberg dead at 83

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    Anita Ekberg, star of La Dolce Vita, dies aged 83
    Swedish actor, who created one of Italian cinema’s most famous moments in Fellini’s 1960 film, dies in Rome after series of illnesses

    Anita Ekberg obituary

    In Federico Fellini’s La Dolce Vita (1960), a tipsy blond starlet, wearing a black low-cut dress, wanders into the Trevi fountain in Rome. She tries to entice her escort to join her by calling “Marcello, Marcello” in seductive tones. The scene made the Swedish-born Anita Ekberg, who has died aged 83, a sex symbol par excellence. “She had the beauty of a young goddess,” Fellini said. “The luminous colour of her skin, her clear ice-blue eyes, golden hair, exuberance, joie de vivre, made her into a grandiose creature, extraterrestrial and at the same time moving and irresistible.”
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    I remember seeing that fountain scene at the drive-in theater in the 1960s. Anita Ekberg was generally acknowledged, perhaps even still, as having the biggest breasts of any mainstream actress ever (and they were real) - which didn't hurt her popularity.

    R.I.P. Anita
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    Vila i frid Anita

    out of respect I felt I had to say RIP in swedish,

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    There's a decent recreation of the Trevi Fountain scene in Under the Tuscan Sun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wfgodot View Post
    Guardian:

    In Federico Fellini’s La Dolce Vita (1960), a tipsy blond starlet, wearing a black low-cut dress, wanders into the Trevi fountain in Rome. She tries to entice her escort to join her by calling “Marcello, Marcello” in seductive tones. The scene made the Swedish-born Anita Ekberg, who has died aged 83, a sex symbol par excellence. “She had the beauty of a young goddess,” Fellini said. “The luminous colour of her skin, her clear ice-blue eyes, golden hair, exuberance, joie de vivre, made her into a grandiose creature, extraterrestrial and at the same time moving and irresistible.”
    In that scene, she embodied it. Viva Fellini -- and viva Anita, the very definition of joie de vivre.



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