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. Filmography. She is most known for her role as Sylvia in La dolce vita, directed by Federico Fellini. Famous Songs. Anita Ekberg (born September 29, 1931 in Malmö) was a model and actress. She made a final appearance at the Royal Variety Show at the age of eighty in 1978. She did a great deal of charity work, and established a home on the island of Capri.
She continued recording, but made no more films, moving more towards light classical music as popular tastes changed. After the war, Fields continued her career on a less active basis. Although she spent much of her time entertaining troops and supporting the war effort outside Britain, this led to a fall-off in her popularity. However because Banks remained an Italian citizen and would have been interned in the United Kingdom, Fields was forced to leave Britain during World War II.
In 1940 she married film director, Monte Banks, following her divorce from Pitt. She went on to make films in both England and America. Her most famous song, which became her theme, Sally, was worked into the title of her first cinema film, Sally in Our Alley (1931), which was a major box-office hit. Fields had a great rapport with her audience, which helped her become one of Britain's highest paid performers.
She gained a devoted following with a mixture of self-deprecating jokes, comic songs and monologues, as well as cheerful "depression-era" songs all presented in a "no-airs-and-graces" northern, working class style. Fields came to major public notice at the Alhambra Theatre in London's West End in 1925, making the first of ten appearances in Royal Variety Shows in 1928. In 1915 she married struggling comic Archie Pitt, who became her manager. Her professional debut in variety took place at the Rochdale Hippodrome theatre in 1910.
Born over a fish and chip shop in Rochdale, in Lancashire, she made her first stage appearance as a child in 1905. Gracie Fields, born Grace Stansfield (January 9, 1898 - September 27, 1979) was a British singer and comedian who became one of the greatest stars of both cinema and music hall. 1945 Paris Underground (U.S.). 1945 Molly and Me (U.S.).
1943 Holy Matrimony (U.S.). 1943 Stage Door Canteen (U.S.). 1939 Shipyard Sally. 1938 Keep Smiling.
1938 We're Going to Be Rich. 1937 The Show Goes On. 1936 Queen of Hearts. 1935 Look Up and Laugh.
1934 Sing as We Go. 1933 Love, Life and Laughter. 1933 This Week of Grace. 1932 Looking on the Bright Side.
1931 Sally in our Alley. The Isle of Capri. Now Is the Hour. Nuns Chorus.
Angels Guard Thee. Christopher Robin is Saying His Prayers. Only a Glass of Champagne. The Biggest Aspidestra in the World.
Wish Me Luck as You Wave Me Goodbye. Sing as We Go. Sally.