Anita Ekberg in The Red Dwarf

Anita Ekberg (1931 - 2015)

Film DeathsEdit

  • War and Peace (1956) [Helene Kuragina]: Dies (off-screen) of an unspecified illness; we learn of her death afterwards when Helmut Dantine informs Henry Fonda. (Thanks to Gordon)
  • The Mongols (I Mongoli) (1961) [Hulina]: Drowned in quicksand, while Franco Silva looks on impassively. (Thanks to Spiesonice)
  • The Cobra (Il Cobra) (1967) [Lou]: Machine-gunned by Jesus Puente's men. (Thanks to Andrea)
  • The Glass Sphinx (La Sfinge d'oro) (1967) [Paulette]: Shot in the back by a sniper when she runs in front of Robert Taylor and takes the bullet for him. (Thanks to Bill)
  • Death Knocks Twice (Blonde Koder fur den Morder) (1969) [Mrs. Ferretti]: Strangled (though I don't know by whom). (Nudity alert: Reportedly appears nude, but I don't know if anything was actually shown.) (Thanks to Anonymous)
  • The French Sex Murders (Casa d'appuntamento; The Bogeyman and the French Murders; The Paris Sex Murders) (1973) [Madame Colette]: Beaten to death with a lamp by Howard Vernon. (Thanks to Johan)
  • Killer Nun (Suor Omicidi) (1979) [Sister Gertrude]: Presumably poisoned (off-screen) after another nun brings her some "medicine" on the instructions of Alida Valli; it's not explicitly stated that the medicine is poisoned, but is implied by Alida's emphasis on the words "special treatment" while talking to the other nun. The film ends before Anita actually drinks the poison/medicine. NOTE: The Italian version of the film has text in the end that confirms she died of the poison. (Thanks to Johan)
  • The Red Dwarf (Le nain rouge) (1998) [Paola Bendoni]: Strangled by Jean-Yves Thual while she's sitting at her make-up mirror.

TV DeathsEdit

None known

Notable Connections Edit

Ex-Mrs. Rik Van Nutter

Ex-Mrs. Anthony Steel


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