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Last Updated on December 12, Anita Ekberg had done many publicity stunts to get fame and to be under the limelight. Ekberg came into the industry after winning the Miss Sweden contest. Then, she made her debut in film with The Mississippi Gambler in In , she appeared in short-lived television series Casablanca. She also had a small part in the film, Blood Alley. She became famous internationally after being cast in the film, La Dolce Vita in
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She was Born on Sept. They encouraged her to enter, and she won. In the thriller "Pickup Alley," about Interpol's effort to stop a drug-smuggling ring, Trevor Howard plays an international criminal. Anita Ekberg plays a woman assisting an American narcotics agent played by Victor Mature. In the western "Valerie" , Sterling Hayden is a rancher on trial for assaulting his wife Anita Ekberg. The film co-starred Anthony Steel, who was Ekberg's husband at the time. In a thriller that promised "tension that's too much to bare," Anita Ekberg played a woman locked up in a madhouse, who escapes with her psychiatrist, only to wind up performing in a nightclub operated by Gypsy Rose Lee, in 'Screaming Mimi" In Ekberg recalled shooting the scene in the fountain in February: "I was freezing … They had to lift me out of the water because I couldn't feel my legs anymore. Though she said she could not stand watching the scene any more, having seen it "too many times," she admitted, "it was beautiful at the time.
In her teens, Anita worked as a fashion model. This led to the Miss Sweden contest which she won. She consequently went to the United States to compete for the Miss Universe title an unofficial pageant at that time, the pageant became official in , despite speaking very little English. Although Ekberg did not win the Miss Universe pageant, as one of six finalists she did earn a starlet 's contract with Universal Studios. As a starlet at Universal, she received lessons in drama, elocution, dancing, horseback riding, and fencing.