Comparing the two ladies reminds me of that old anecdote about the chorus girl who proposed to Einstein. ‘With your brains and my beauty,’ she said, ‘think what children we could have.’“‘But,’ replied Einstein, ‘suppose they had my looks and your brains.’Jx
Ha! I've also heard that anecdote ascribed to Marilyn Monroe's marriage to Arthur Miller; as well as Monroe's fantasy crush on Einstein.
And Bette Midler doesn't make Anita Ekberg jokes, either.
Ethel Merman described La Ekberg as "The thinking man's dunce cap -- two of 'em."