Anita Ekberg Biography
Under the contract of Universal, the sexy Anita Ekberg received numerous classes such as those for drama, dancing, fencing, and horse-riding. She skipped many of the classes and only attended the horse-riding classes. It has been noted that Anita Ekberg has changed her physical appearance many times over the course of her career; it has even been said that at any point in her career as a model and film actress she would have been practically unrecognizable from the two years before. It was originally Howard Hughes who suggested to Anita Ekberg that she alter many things in her already sexy body: her nose, teeth, and even her name.
Anita Ekberg quickly became one of Hollywoods hot film stars and pin-up girls. With her famous 40 inch bust, 22 inch waist, and 37 inch hips, she had the perfect form for a sexy pin up girl. She was also a favorite topic of tabloids and gossip columnists, and caught the hearts of many famous men even in Hollywood. Anita Ekberg was given the nickname The Iceberg because she was quite mysterious.
Many studios gave Anita Ekberg work, some of her most famous movies were Hollywood or Bust, Artists and Models, and Abbott and Costello Go To Mars. Other films included How I Learned to Love Women, The Golden Blade, War and Peace, Back from Eternity, Valerie, Pick Up Alley, The Man Inside, Screaming Mimi, La Dolce Vita, Four For Texas, The Alphabet Murders, French Sex Murders, If Its Tuesday This Must Be Belgium, Woman Times Seven, Call Me Bwana, The Mongols, Sign of the Gladiator, Paris Holiday, Gold of the Amazon Women, Ambrogio, and Bambola.
Some of Anita Ekbergs more recent film appearances include 2001s Fellini, 2005s Horrolicious, and Euro Fiends From Beyond the Grave. She currently lives in Italy, leading a private, quiet life. She has been married twice: to Rik Van Nutter from 1963 to 1975, and to Anthony Steel from 1956 to 1959.