Ursula Andress is First Bond Girl

November 2, 2008

Meet Ursula Andress. She played ‘Honey Ryder,’ the very first Bond girl in the 1962 movie Dr. No which started the most popular movie franchise of them all. Read her biography, see photos and a video below.

Some say that Ursula Andress was the sexiest Bond girl ever. So sexy, they even re-created her famous Bikini Beach Scene in a later Bond flick, Die Another Day, that starred Halle Barry. She is the screen legend that created the mystique of the coveted Bond girl role.

Ursula Andress Biography

Ursula Andress was born on March 19, 1936 in Ostermundigen, Berne, Switzerland so her age is 72. She is fluent in English, French, Italian, and German. Ursula started her career as an nude art model in Rome, which led to her first roles in the Italian movie industry.

Ursula became forever famous as Honey Ryder, a shell diver and James Bond’s object of great lust in Dr. No — made in 1962 and the very first Bond movie. The scene in which she comes out of the sea in a white bikini is historic. That particular scene has made her a cult classic, an all time favorite Bond girl, and the wet dream of every young male under 60.

She won a 1964 Golden Globe award for New Star of the Year for her performance in Dr. And in 1965, she posed nude for Playboy.

Ursula Andress co-starred in many films in the 60’s and 70’s including one with Elvis Presley called Fun in Acapulco. She is considered one of the great sex symbols of all time.

In 1981’s Clash of the Titans, she starred opposite legendary English actor Laurence Olivier. In 1995, Andress was chosen by Empire magazine as one of the “100 Sexiest Stars in film history.”

Ursula Andress married actor/director John Derek (yes, he later also married Linda Evans and Bo Derek — see similarities?) in 1957. The marriage ended in divorce in 1966. And of course, Ursula Andress dated many of Hollywood’s leading men including co-stars Marlon Brando and James Dean.

In 1980, she had a son, Dimitri with actor Harry Hamlin, her co-star in the film Clash of the Titans.

Ursula Andress ‘Bikini Scene for Dr No’ Video

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One Response to “Ursula Andress is First Bond Girl”

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    Siladitya Banerjee Says:

    i have seen many documentary of her.she is so pretty.
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