Anita Ekberg (born September 29, 1931 in Malmö) was a model and actress. She is most known for her role as Sylvia in La dolce vita, directed by Federico Fellini.
Ekberg was married to the British actor, Anthony Steel, from 1956 to 1959.
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Ekberg was married to the British actor, Anthony Steel, from 1956 to 1959. Partial filmography :. She is most known for her role as Sylvia in La dolce vita, directed by Federico Fellini. Awards :. Anita Ekberg (born September 29, 1931 in Malmö) was a model and actress. Brigitte Fossey has a daughter from her marriage to director Jean-François Adam whom she met while making his 1970 film M comme Mathieu. During the 1990s, she began performing almost exclusively in television productions.
This first adult role led to a long and successful career in acting both on stage and in film, working with notable French directors such as Francois Truffaut and Bertrand Blier. Fluent in the English language, Fossey made several Hollywood motion pictures including in a 1979 role as the wife of Paul Newman in the Robert Altman directed film, Quintet. As a young lady, she came across on screen with the same sweet innocence that had capitivated audiences as a six-year-old child in Forbidden Games. In 1966, at age twenty, she was offered the female lead by director Jean-Gabriel Albicocco for his film Le Grand Meaulnes. While completing her education, Brigitte Fossey studied piano and dance but went on to work in Geneva, Switzerland as an interpreter/translator.
She was just ten years old when filming finished and her parents decided to take her out of the film business so she could receive proper schooling and live a normal childhood. The film won numerous awards worldwide including the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film and Fossey was hired by American actor/director Gene Kelly for his 1957 film, The Happy Road. Fossey's performance of an innocent child orphaned by World War II was widely praised by critics and audiences alike. The daughter of a schoolteacher, she was only six years old when she was cast by director René Clément to star in his epic film, Forbidden Games.
Brigitte Fossey, born June 15, 1946 in Tourcoing, Nord, France, is an actress. Cinema Paradiso (1989). Enigma (1983). Chanel Solitaire (1981).
La Boum (1980). Quintet (1979). The Glass Cell (1978). Les Enfants du placard (Closet Children) (1977).
Le Bon et les méchants (The Good Guys and the Bad Guys) (1976). L'Homme qui aimait les femmes (The Man Who Loved Women) (1976). Calmos (1975). Les Valseuses (1973).
Raphaël ou le débauché (1971). M comme Mathieu (1970). Le Grand Meaulnes (1966). The Happy Road (1957).
La Corda d'acciaio (1953). Jeux interdits (Forbidden Games) (1951). 1978 : Nominated for a César Award for Best Actress for Les Enfants du placard. 1977 : Nominated for a César Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for Le Bon et les méchants.