Sunday, January 11, 2015

Anita Ekberg (1931-2015)

Another giant of cinema has passed away.

Ekberg was big before Federico Fellini inflated her standing in Boccaccio 70. The Swede got a chance in Hollywood as a Miss Universe finalist; by 1956 she was starring alongside Martin and Lewis in two of their last comedies and alongside more prestigious performers in the Italo-American adaptation of War and Peace. If Hollywood made her a pin-up, Fellini made her an icon, the embodiment, frolicking in a Roman fountain, of La Dolce Vita. The woman didn't age so well, but this moment never gets old. This particular clip was uploaded to YouTube by AndreaYT:

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