"Twenty-five years after the film, its title its image are still inseparable from Anita." -Federico Fellini, 1987
"It was I who made Fellini famous, not the other way around." -Anita Ekberg, 1999
Anita Ekberg, the fiery, outspoken muse and actress of Federico Fellini in his groundbreaking 1960 film, La Dolce Vita died Sunday, 11 January, 2015 at age 83. Known perhaps more for her physical attributes and highly charged sensuality than her acting abilities, she was "liberated" by Fellini when he chose her for the role of Sylvia in La Dolce Vita a role that, "only she could play."