'La Dolce Vita' actress Anita Ekberg dies aged 83
Picture taken on October 30, 2010 shows Swedish actress Anita Ekberg blowing a kiss as she arrives for the premiere in Rome of a digitally remastered version of "La Dolce Vita", at the 5th Rome Film Festival (AFP)

Legendary Swedish actress Anita Ekberg, immortalised by her performance in Federico Fellini's 1960 film "La Dolce Vita", died Sunday near Rome, media reports said. She was 83.

The voluptuous film star, a longtime resident of Italy, died in a hospital outside the Italian capital, according to the website of the daily La Repubblica.