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Anita Ekberg

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Birth Name: Anita Ekberg
Born: 09/29/1931
Birth Place: Sweden

Born Kerstin Anita Marianne Ekberg on Sept. 29, 1931 in Malmö, Sweden, she was the oldest girl of eight children. Already working as a fashion model as a teen, she later entered the Miss Malmö beauty pageant. Winning in the local competition took the statuesque blonde on to the Miss Sweden contest in 1950, which she also won. Urged by her mother, she continued on to the Miss Universe pageant, held in Atlantic City, NJ, that same year. Although she would not win the broader competition, it did lead to more modeling work in the States and a modest contract with Universal Pictures. In Hollywood, she quickly drew the attention of industrialist, movie mogul and notorious womanizer, Howard Hughe... Continue Bio >>




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