“From Russia with Love” “poster girl” Anita Ekberg has passed away

“From Russia with Love” “poster girl” Anita Ekberg has passed away

January 11, 2015 0 By 007 Travelers


Anita Ekberg (29 September 1931 – 11 January 2015) whose picture was seen on poster in Bond movie “From Russia with Love” (1963) has passed away.

Rik Van Nutter and Anita Ekberg

Ekberg was married 1963-1975 with Rik Van Nutter, who is remembered as Felix Leiter in “Thunderball” (1965).

In “From Russia with Love” James Bond and his ally Kerim Bey visited villain Krilencu’s hideout (behind a giant billboard film poster on a brick wall for the 1963 film “Call Me Bwana” – a Bob Hope comedy with Anita Ekberg, produced by Harry Saltzman and Albert R. Broccoli) where Bey shot and killed Krilencu with Bond’s sniper rifle as he was escaping through a private hatch in the brick wall – crawling out of the mouth of actress Anita Ekberg.

Kerim Bey: - Do you notice anything?

Bond: - Not yet.

Kerim Bey: - She has a lovely mouth, that Anita.

Bond: - Yes. I see what you mean.

Photo © EON, United Artists, Danjaq LLC

Photo © EON, United Artists, Danjaq LLC

Photo © EON, United Artists, Danjaq LLC