Anita Ekberg dies at 83

Anita Ekberg, the Swedish-born actress and sex-symbol of the 1950s and ‘60s who was immortalized bathing in the Trevi fountain in La Dolce Vita, has died. She was 83. Ekberg’s lawyer Patrizia Ubaldi confirmed she died in Rome Sunday morning following a series of illnesses. She had been hospitalized most recently after Christmas.

Ubaldi said that in her last days Ekberg was saddened by the illness and her advancing age.
“She had hoped to get better, something that didn’t happen,” she said. Ekberg had long lived in Italy, the country that gave her worldwide fame. 
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