Welcome to the “Influences” section. As its name implies, this is a collection of images that have influenced the images we create and the ideas we have here at waist.it.
Most of our influences have now been included in this section, in pictorial form. However, this is a work in progress and there may still be some errors and omissions. And rather annoyingly, you need to use your browser’s “Back”. button to return here. Please also take a few moments to read the important copyright notice at the bottom of this page.
<b>Kerstin Anita Marianne Ekberg is a Swedish-American actress, model, and cult sex symbol. Born on 1931-09-29, in Malmö, Skåne, she was the eldest girl and the sixth of eight children. In her teens, she worked as a fashion model. In 1950, Ekberg entered the Miss Malmö competition at her mother\'s urging leading to the Miss Sweden contest which she won. She consequently went to the United States to compete for the Miss Universe title despite not speaking English.</b> <p>Although she did not win Miss Universe, as one of six finalists she did earn a starlet\'s contract with Universal Studios, as was common at the time. In America, Ekberg met Howard Hughes, who at the time was producing films and wanted her to change her nose, teeth and name (Hughes said \"Ekberg\" was too difficult to pronounce). She refused to change her name, saying that if she became famous people would learn to pronounce it, and if she did not become famous it would not matter.</p> <p>As a starlet at Universal, Ekberg received lessons in drama, elocution, dancing, horse riding and fencing. She is best known for her role as <i>Sylvia</i> in the 1960 Federico Fellini film <i>La Dolce Vita</i>, which features the legendary scene of her cavorting in Trevi Fountain alongside Marcello Mastroianni.</p> <ul><li>More information:- <a href=\"http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anita_Ekberg\" target=\"_blank\">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anita_Ekberg</a></li></ul>
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