Wednesday, January 23, 2013

PEPLUM Babe of the Month : Anita Ekberg

Anita in a publicity photo for ZARAK

Anita Ekberg is Babe of the Month for a freezing January 2013.

Anita was a bombshell from Europe, or Sweden to be more precise, who made a handful of films from the PEPLUM genre starting in the 1950s in bit parts and quickly became leading lady in the late 50s and 60s. Not a great actress by any means but it didn't matter since she had tons of charisma and sex appeal. She's more famous for her appearances in Fellini productions including LA DOLCE VITA in which her role is now considered iconic.

Anita is still alive. You can see a current picture of her on the left hand menu. She's the most popular post of this blog.

Uploaded to the Babes & Beauties page

Anita, in the background on the left, had an uncredited role in THE GOLDEN BLADE starring Piper Laurie (right)

Anita with Victor Mature in ZARAK

Anita (with Jeremy Brett) in WAR & PEACE

Above & below: Anita was the star of SIGN OF THE GLADIATOR. She plays an uncharacteristically busty Zenobia, Queen of Palmyra.

Above & below: Anita in THE MONGOLS (with Franco Silva on the far left): Anita is a villainess of sorts in this epic film. Below, Jack Palance whips her for being a bad girl. Arf.

Publicity photo for SIGN OF THE GLADIATOR

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