Karsh Signature

Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

Anita Ekberg

Anita Ekberg, 1956

The Swedish actress Anita Ekberg was born on this day, September 29, in 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.”

This and more Karsh stories can be read in A Biography in Images (MFA Publications, 2006), reprint is out soon!