Va Va Voom!

31 Oct

Bombshells don’t usually have the greatest acting qualities, but they seem to be sort of addictive, women you simply can’t help but look at, and also like  due to their beauty. I’d say my favourite one is Marilyn, which is not surprising, it’s the most obvious choice. Earlier today, I was searching for pictures through the internet, as I often do, and I found a photo of Jayne Mansfield, which inspired me to search for more. Anyhow, that’s how I got the idea of making a post about Jayne and Anita Ekberg. I used to strongly dislike Jayne Mansfield, but she grew on me and now I think she was lovely and rather sweet. The same thing happened to me with Anita, although I’ve always thought she’s stunning.


 Kerstin Anita Marianne Ekberg was born in Sweden on 29 September, 1931. She began her career working as a model, eventually winning the title of Miss Sweden in 1950, to later become a cult sex symbol and a part of pop culture, mostly due to her role in Fellini’s La Dolce Vita (1960).  She was once named the most beautiful woman in the world and the woman with the perfect measurements. Her unusual face, foreign name and curvy body have been featured in various songs (such as Bob Dylan’s I Shall Be Free) and films (From Russia With Love). Rumor has it she’s been involved with debonair actors like Tyrone Power, Marcello Mastroianni, Errol Flynn and Gary Cooper. She’s worked with famous comedy teams such as Martin & Lewis and Abbott & Costello, but also with the great genius of Federico Fellini. I suppose you could say Anita Ekberg’s beauty has vanished quite a bit nowdays, as the actress approaches 81, but we’ll always remind her as the exotic sex icon we all have seen, loved and envied.


 Vera Jayne Palmer was born on April 19, 1933, in  Pennsylvania, United States. Throughout her short life, she managed to become an icon of American culture, with films such as  The Girl Can’t Help It (1956) and Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? (1957). Although she was the first Hollywood mainstream star to appear completely nude, she still had a sweet and wholesome quality that gained the public’s sympathy. She only made her name bigger when she married Mickey Hargitay, Mr. Universe of 1955 and bought a huge mansion in Beverly Hills, nicknamed The Pink Palace.  She appeared doing comedy on Broadway and was named Playboy Playmate Of The Month. During the last years of her career, she had success in nightclub tours and did a couple of low budget melodramas and comedies in the United Kingdom. Sadly, she died on June 29, 1967 in an automobile accident at age 34.


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