Karsh Signature

Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

Anita Ekberg

Anita Ekberg, 1956

The Swedish actress Anita Ekberg died on this day, January 11, in 2015 (b. 1931). Karsh wrote of their Sitting: “The smorgasbord was already lavishly spread on the table of Anita Ekberg’s California home when I arrived. Her natural behavior resembled the love goddesses she portrayed – uninhibited and seductive and totally without guile. When changing from one gown to another, she ignored the screen her attendant had placed before her.”

See another portrait of Ekberg, with her poodle.