Anita Ekberg was born on September 29, 1931 in Malmo, Sweden. Anita was chosen by Empire magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history. She was Miss Sweden 1950. Ekberg retired from acting in 2002 after 50 years in the motion picture industry. In December 2011, she was destitute following three months in a hospital with a broken thigh in Rimini, during which her home was robbed of jewelry and furniture, and her villa was badly damaged in a fire. She died at age 83 from complications of an enduring illness on January 11, 2015.