Ursula Andress is a Swiss film and television actress, former model and sex symbol. She is best known for her breakthrough role as Bond girl Honey Ryder in the first James Bond film, Dr. No. She later starred as Vesper Lynd in the Bond parody Casino Royale. In 1965, nude photographs of her from Nightmare in the Sun were published in Playboy.
About Ursula Andress in brief
Ursula Andress is a Swiss film and television actress, former model and sex symbol. She is best known for her breakthrough role as Bond girl Honey Ryder in the first James Bond film, Dr. No. She later starred as Vesper Lynd in the Bond parody Casino Royale. Her other films include The Southern Star, Fun in Acapulco, She, The 10th Victim, The Blue Max, Perfect Friday, The Sensuous Nurse, Slave of the Cannibal God, The Fifth Musketeer and Clash of the Titans. In 1965, nude photographs of her from Nightmare in the Sun were published in Playboy; it was the first of seven times she was pictured in the magazine over the next fifteen years. Andress was born in Ostermundigen, Canton of Bern, Switzerland to Anna, a landscape gardener of French and Italian descent, and Rolf Andress, a German diplomat. She went to school in Bern until she was 16 and speaks several languages including French, German and Italian. She studied art in Paris for a year, then went to Rome, where she did jobs such as nannying children. She was successful and appeared in The Sins of Casanova .
She followed it with An American in Rome and La catena dell’odio. She was seen by a Hollywood executive who persuaded her to try her luck in Hollywood. She stayed in Hollywood because she married John Derek in 1957. In 1959 it was announced she and Derek would star in a film, High Variety, but no movie resulted. She returned to screens in 1962 in an episode of Thriller, \”La Strega\” with Alejandro Rey. She soon became internationally famous as Honey Ryder, a shell diver and James Bond’s woman of desire in Dr No, the first Bond film. The bikini she wore in the film sold at auction in 2001 for £41,125. In 2003, in a UK Survey by Channel 4, her entrance in Dr. No was voted #1 in \”the 100 Greatest Sexy Moments\”. Andress won the Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year in 1964 for her appearance in the movie. She then went on to play Jean-Paul Belmondo’s love interest in France; she became a popular romantically romantically in France. She had a supporting role in the comedy The Vengeance of The New Pussycat?