Boy, you've been busy. :-) Didn't know much about her. Always seemed kind of in the "dream of large women" category; not my favorite fantasy. So; wikipedia time; "As a starlet at Universal, Ekberg received lessons in drama, elocution, dancing, horseriding and fencing." Hah. Fencing, forsooth. Now that's interesting (since I used to teach it). Did you know that was part of Marcel Marceau's school for mime? They fenced; every day. It does teach body awareness; very well; but I hadn't heard it was part of Universal's schooling. Did you ever have to study it?