Ursula Andress
Swiss actress and model
Ursula Andress
Ursula Andress is a Swiss actress and sex symbol of the 1960s. She is known for her role as Bond girl Honey Ryder in the first James Bond film, Dr. No (1962), for which she won a Golden Globe. She later starred as Vesper Lynd in the Bond-parody Casino Royale (1967).
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The one-piece swimsuit gets a glam reboot for summer 2016
Yahoo News - 11 months
In fact, after being relegated to the back of the wardrobe, this bathing suit is set to splash onto the scene as a must-have for summer 2016. Star of the beaches until the 1960s, the one-piece swimsuit fell slowly out of fashion as the iconic bikini, then later the monokini, revolutionized women's swimwear. Made popular by stars of the day like Brigitte Bardot and Ursula Andress, the bikini's success was boosted as women's liberation movements gained ground.
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See The Evolution Of The Bond Girl In One Awesome Infographic
Huffington Post - over 1 year
In anticipation of "Spectre," the latest James Bond film, the folks over at Feel Unique have created an infographic that illustrates some of the most iconic Bond Girls in the history of the franchise.  The graphic, which features everyone from Ursula Andress' Honey Rider to Grace Jones' May Day, looks at how their style represented their respective eras and how much they've evolved over the years.  Just check it out for yourself:  ImageContent(56291c1ee4b0443bb5631286,56291a871400002b003c8de3,Image,HectorAssetUrl(56291a871400002b003c8de3.jpeg,Some(),Some(jpeg)),Feel Unique,)   Also on HuffPost:  CollectionContent(56291c1ee4b0443bb5631288,55acfefce4b065dfe89eb112,Collection,Slideshow) -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
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Ursula Andress was not the first Bond Girl, Linda Christian was
Fox News - over 3 years
Swiss bombshell Ursula Andress is often cited as the “first Bond Girl,” due to her big screen debut in the first Bond film, "Dr. No," in 1962. 
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Vicky Tiel: The Sexual Revolution Started in the Late Fifties in Paris with Two Movies and Two Big Movie Stars
Huffington Post - over 3 years
The sexual revolution started in the late fifties in Paris with two movies and two big movie stars: Brigitte Bardot in And God Created a Woman in 1956 and Jean Paul Belmondo in Breathless in 1959. Brigitte had real sex (to completion) on camera with her co star and later lover, Jean Louis Trintignant, while her husband Roger Vadim directed the scene. Free love was born. The Queen of the Sexual Revolution was Brigitte and women everywhere copied her hair, her makeup and her first bikini that she barely wore at Cannes and the hot pants she wore with boots on the streets of Paris. Jean Paul Belmondo had casual sex with nice girl, an American in Paris, Jean Seberg and at last America's puritanical image ETAIT FINI ! Earlier in America, Jane Russell had showed her bra-less big breasts in The Outlaw and Marilyn Monroe had brought naive sexuality to the screen in How to Marry a Millionaire and Some like it Hot both stars breaking grounds in Hollywood but it ...
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Sam Mendes In Dramatic U-Turn Over Bond
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
It looks like James Bond will have his 'Skyfall' director, Sam Mendes, at the helm of the next film - currently tagged 'Bond 24' - after all. The Oscar-winning Brit had initially walked away from the 007 franchise, saying he was too busy, and no doubt thinking he'd done enough with his record-breaking efforts on 'Skyfall' - which broke British box office records, and celebrated the 50th anniversary of Bond in style. Mendes is much loved by his James Bond team - Michael Wilson, Barbara Broccoli and Daniel Craig Other names in the frame included Christopher Nolan, an acknowledged master of the intelligent action blockbuster after the Dark Knight trilogy and 'Inception'. But now the Daily Mail reports that Mendes has been persuaded back for the next film, with star Daniel Craig, and producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael Wilson, all working their charms on Mr Mendes and re-recruiting him for another mission. Mendes already has a couple of significant projects o ...
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Mark Simpson: Swishy Villainy And Psychodrama In 'Skyfall'
Huffington Post - over 4 years
When, at their first meeting in the latest Bond "outing," Skyfall, a rather forward Raoul Silva, played by a bleached-blond Javier Bardem, takes caddish advantage of James Bond's indisposition (tied as he is to a chair), running his hands over 007's craggy face, ripped chest and powerful thighs and flirtatiously suggesting, "Well, first time for everything, Bond," you could feel the audience in my local cinema freeze. And when Bond delivers his now-famous, laconic retort, "What makes you think it's my first time?" you could hear the audience's sharp intake of breath over the THX sound system. "Wot?! James Bond, a bender?!" "Oh, bloody hell!" I wanted to shout out, at Silva, at the audience and at the world in general. "Has anyone been paying attention? Of course it's not Bond's first time! In Casino Royale Bond tried a spot of CBT with Mr. Big and his knotted rope, while tied to a rim chair!" In 2006 Casino Royale rebooted and updated the tired, terminally naff Bond ...
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Travel review: Switzerland’s bustling Bern
Yorkshire Evening Post - over 4 years
In search of a Swiss weekend break, Chris Court follows the bear prints to bustling Bern. More than 900 years ago the founding father of a Swiss city went hunting and shot the first animal he came across – a bear. The legendary hunter, Berchtold V, Duke of Zahringen, named the city Bern, after his prey, and centuries later the symbolic animal seems to be everywhere in the Swiss capital. During my stay in buzzy, beautiful Bern I have to admit that spotting the bear symbols in the medieval streets of the World Heritage Site old town becomes a mini obsession. Perhaps because I am staying in the city centre Baren Hotel – complete with a large golden bear above the entrance and just a short stroll from the huge Barenplatz (‘bar’ is German for bear), with its bustling daily market and outdoor cafe culture. The creatures, which centuries ago would wander the city streets, now not only appear on the city flag, public transport, clocks and buildings, but there’s also a bear statue, a bear f ...
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Jason Apuzzo: 3 Ways James Bond Stays Relevant
The Huffington Post - over 4 years
How does James Bond do it? He barely seems to have aged a day. The famously overworked British Secret Service agent, drinker of vodka martinis, and seducer of dangerous women (why are Bond's girlfriends always pointing guns at him?) is now 50 years old in the movies -- yet it hardly shows. With Skyfall, the latest 007 thriller opening this weekend, it's now been five decades since the Bond character debuted on screen in 1962's Dr. No. Since that memorable first film, in which Sean Connery saved the world from a megalomaniac with metal hands -- while rescuing Ursula Andress from the confines of a white bikini -- James Bond has saved the world from nuclear bombs and space lasers, cheated death using jet packs and exploding cigarettes -- and even found time to romance women with names like 'Plenty O'Toole' and 'Xenia Onatopp.' It's been a busy, full life for the world's most famous secret agent -- which begs the question of why, as currently embodied by Daniel Craig in ...
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James Bond's Style Remains Timeless in 'Skyfall'
Huffington Post - over 4 years
NEW YORK — If he's particular enough to like his martini shaken not stirred, James Bond probably likes his trousers trim not tight. Same goes for the tuxedo that's formal and not fussy, and any sweater in his closet surely is cashmere and perfectly casual and cool. Although the superspy first appeared on-screen 50 years ago, he never wants to look out-of-date. Costume designer Jany Temime says her mantra for the wardrobe of the latest Bond film, "Skyfall," which opens Friday, was "iconic for 2012." It's like she was shopping for people she knows – even if they are fictional characters – instead of creating a wardrobe for a movie, she explains. "I didn't follow fashion, I followed the script. But I know these characters, and I know what he or she would wear and why. I really tried to ask, `What would that character really buy?'" Temime said. Suits, lots of them, and most by Tom Ford, were high on the list for Daniel Craig, who is taking his third turn as B ...
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Graham Milne: Counting Down to Skyfall: Dr. No
Huffington Post - over 4 years
It's been a bit of a dry spell for us fans of James Bond of late, a drought not seen since the dreaded 1989-1995 hiatus when a combination of lawsuits, hostile takeovers and general public ennui made it seem like 007 had had his day. The financial woes of the legendary MGM have kept Bond off the big screen since 2008, but as anyone who's seen the trailers for Skyfall can attest, he's ready to roar back in a big way, with Academy Award-winning director Sam Mendes at the helm and a powerhouse A-list cast including the likes of Javier Bardem, Ralph Fiennes and Albert Finney. It occurred to me this morning that there are 24 days until the movie is released here in North America, and that there have been 24 James Bond films preceding this one (if you include the "non-official" 1967 Casino Royale and Never Say Never Again). What better way to celebrate this new Bond than to review one 007 adventure a day culminating with a take on Skyfall (because you know I'll be there on openin ...
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JAMES BOND: 'Roger Moore Was Never Sexually Threatening'
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Britt Ekland is 20 years, minus a day, older than James Bond, it turns out. The Swedish star, still a dazzler on the eve of her 50th birthday, remembers very fondly her time as a Bond Girl in Man With The Golden Gun (1974), and especially her clinches with Bond of that era, Roger Moore. Britt Ekland with her James Bond of choice, Roger Moore Moore, as the joker Bond, sometimes gets sandwiched these days between the memorable charisma of Sean Connery and the suaveness of Pierce Brosnan (George Lazenby and Timothy Dalton have trouble being mentioned at all these days, by many, and the era of Daniel Craig gets attention all by itself), but Ekland is in no doubt as to what Roger Moore brought to the part... "He was gorgeous, he was tall, handsome, cheeky, sophisticated," she tells me at Stoke Park in Buckinghamshire, (the location for Goldfinger and Tomorrow Never Dies), where she is helping celebrate the superspy's 50th anniversary. "He was never threatening. Y ...
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Liz Smith: How Janet Became Embroiled In The Jackson Family Drama
Huffington Post - over 4 years
"HOW TO describe Elizabeth Taylor? She was not a movie star; she was the entire galaxy of stars in one package. That was the energy she emitted when she walked into a room. People froze. When they spoke to her, they stuttered." That's designer Vicky Tiel describing her friend and frequent client Miss Taylor, in Tiel's book, "It's All About The Dress." This is a delicious, sexy, gossip-heavy memoir of Vicky's rise as a designer in the Swinging 1960s. It's lots of fun. It is dotted with little essays on wisdom she learned from the likes of Chanel, Miles Davis, Kim Novak, Ursula Andress, along with recipes she picked up along the way. She is candid about affairs with such disparate types as Woody Allen and Warren Beatty, as well as her own long extramarital affair with Elizabeth and Richard's makeup man, Ron Berkley, which eventually led to a marriage--one not fated to last forever. If you are at all interested in fashion and how it morphed so drastically in the 1960's, side-b ...
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Ursula Andress voted best Bond girl of all time
Daily Mail (UK) - over 4 years
The Swiss actress topped the poll thanks to the unforgettable moment when her character Honey Ryder emerged from the ocean in the 1962 film Dr No.
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Bond's style on view at Barbicon
San Francisco Chronicle - over 4 years
Bond's style on view at Barbicon Associated Press Copyright 2012 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Published 11:29 a.m., Thursday, July 12, 2012 A new exhibition at London's Barbican Centre explores the style of the suave secret agent, displaying costumes, props, set pieces and design drawings from half a century of 007 films. Assembled with help from the films' producer, EON Productions - which has a new Bond movie to promote in the fall - the exhibition includes the spy's tuxedos, Bond girl ball gowns and villains' vestments, as well as a selection of props and gadgets. Clips from the movies are screened throughout the exhibition, which includes items that have become mini-icons, from the white bikini worn by Ursula Andress in the first Bond film, "Dr. No," to the tight blue swim trunks sported by Daniel Craig in "Casino Royale." Lee's document ...
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The spy who styled me: New London exhibition looks at design behind James Bond
Fox News - over 4 years
If there's one thing James Bond has taught us it's that behind every great spy is a great tailor. A new exhibition at London's Barbican Centre explores the style of the suave secret agent, displaying costumes, props, set pieces and design drawings from half a century of 007 films. Assembled with help from the films' producers — who have a new Bond movie to promote in the fall — the exhibition includes the spy's tuxedos, Bond girl ballgowns and villains' vestments, as well as a selection of props and gadgets. There are also sketches by the films' influential set designer, Ken Adam, whose cavernous lairs and sleek space stations did much to create the movies' modernist luster. The show is both a reflection of the remarkable staying power of Ian Fleming's fictional secret agent and a tribute to the British, European and American craftspeople and designers who have created the look of the quintessentially British icon. "The ...
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Bond-a-Thond #1: 'Dr. No' (1962)
MTV News - over 4 years
For the next 22 weeks, MTV Movies Blog will be running what we call the Bond-a-Thond. Every Wednesday we're taking a look back at a single (official) Bond film, giving you the vitals and seeing how it holds up, right up until the release of "Skyfall" on November 9. Feel free to watch along with us and share your thoughts or just kick back and enjoy the Bond. Dr. No (1962) Title Meaning: The villainous, vaguely Asian owner of Crab Key Island and agent of SPECTRE (Special Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge, and Extortion) Plot: When an MI6 agent goes missing, Double O agent James Bond sets off for Jamaica in order to solve the mystery and foil the nefarious plot of Dr. No, a representative of SPECTRE, the international evil organization bent on throwing off the balance of world power (we think). Bond: Sean Connery Villain: Dr. Julius No, a mad genius who plans to disrupt an America space launch. He also has a super strong mechanical hand and is played by ...
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Spoiler Alert: Rihanna’s “Where Have You Been”
Pop Dust - almost 5 years
With increasing frequency, artists are taking to social networks and premiering frustratingly brief teaser clips from their upcoming videos. These are usually between zero and 45 seconds in length and tend to do two things: leave you wanting more video, and leave you wanting fewer teasers. We can’t address the latter. What we can do, however, is help with the former, so, based solely on the preview, Popdust will miraculously predict what transpires in the unseen full-length video. Today’s video teaser: Rihanna’s “Where Have You Been,” which has been projected from her computer, recorded with her iPhone and uploaded to her Viddy account. Bow down to the powers of technology. Run-length: 15 seconds. Summary: Wet and sparkling, Rihanna emerges with hints of Ursula Andress in Dr. No, as foreign espionage meets inoffensive elevator music (which can’t actually be included in the video, can it?) plays in the background. Quick cuts show her modeling chunky bangle bracelets, rubbing al ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Ursula Andress
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  • 2006
    Age 69
    On 18 May 2006, on the occasion of the inauguration of the Swiss Consulate General in Scotland, Andress celebrated her 70th birthday on board the Royal Yacht Britannia in Edinburgh in the company of an international crowd of celebrities.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1986
    Age 49
    In 1986 she began a long-term relationship with Fausto Fagone, a student.
    More Details Hide Details They were reported to have broken up in 1994.
    On television, she participated in the 1986 Emmy-winning miniseries Peter the Great, and joined the cast of the primetime soap opera Falcon Crest for a three-episode arc in 1988 as an exotic foreigner who assists David Selby in retrieving Dana Sparks from a white slave ring.
    More Details Hide Details Since the beginning of the 1990s, her acting appearances have been rare. In 1995, Andress was chosen by Empire magazine as one of the "100 Sexiest Stars in film history." Her last role to date was playing "Madonna" in the low-budget 2005 Swiss feature (English title: The Bird Preachers).
  • 1982
    Age 45
    In 1982, she portrayed Mabel Dodge in the adventure-drama film Red Bells.
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  • 1981
    Age 44
    She played Aphrodite in 1981's Clash of the Titans, where she worked with Laurence Olivier.
    More Details Hide Details During the making of the film, Andress linked up with leading man Harry Hamlin, who became the father of her child.
  • 1980
    Age 43
    She gave birth to their son, Dimitri Hamlin, on 19 May 1980. Although an engagement was announced, the couple never married. They broke up in 1983.
    More Details Hide Details Andress then dated Brazilian soccer player Paulo Roberto Falcão, realtor Stan Herman (second ex-husband of her close friend Linda Evans) and singer Julio Iglesias.
  • 1979
    Age 42
    Andress was in a relationship with American actor Harry Hamlin after meeting on the set of Clash of the Titans in 1979.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1972
    Age 35
    Her relationship with Belmondo ended in 1972.
    More Details Hide Details Andress also dated Ryan O'Neal, Marcello Mastroianni, and John DeLorean. One of her longest romances was with Fabio Testi. The two lived together for several years and had a torrid love scene in Stateline Motel.
  • 1969
    Age 32
    She went on to appear nude or semi-nude in nearly all of her film roles between 1969 and 1979, earning her the nickname "Ursula Undress."
    More Details Hide Details Other films from this period of her career include the West African diamond-searching adventure The Southern Star (1969) with George Seagal, the crime caper Perfect Friday (1970) with Stanley Baker and David Warner, the western Red Sun (1972) with Charles Bronson and Alain Delon, as Joséphine de Beauharnais in the swashbuckling spoof The Loves and Times of Scaramouche (1976) with Michael Sarrazin, the cult favorite Slave of the Cannibal God (1978) with Stacey Keach, and as Louise de La Vallière in The Fifth Musketeer (1979) with Beau Bridges.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1965
    Age 28
    In 1965, she posed nude for Playboy; it would be the first of seven times she was pictured in the magazine over the next fifteen years.
    More Details Hide Details When asked why she had agreed to do the Playboy shoot, Andress replied coolly, "Because I'm beautiful."
  • 1964
    Age 27
    Andress won the Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year in 1964 for her appearance in the film.
    More Details Hide Details She was the only Bond girl mentioned by name in the text of a Fleming novel. In On Her Majesty's Secret Service, Bond visits an exclusive ski resort in Switzerland, where among the visitors are Andress, and also the Duke of Marlborough, and Mr Whitney and Lady Daphne Straight. Andress co-starred with Elvis Presley in the 1963 musical film Fun in Acapulco, with Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin in 4 for Texas (1963), opposite Marcello Mastroianni in The 10th Victim (1965), alongside John Richardson in She (1965), and as the countess in The Blue Max (1966). She also appeared in the Bond satire Casino Royale (1967) as Vesper Lynd, an occasional spy who persuades Evelyn Tremble, played by Peter Sellers, to carry out a mission. Later, she worked with fellow former Bond girls Claudine Auger in Anyone Can Play (1968), Barbara Bach in Stateline Motel (1975), and Luciana Paluzzi in The Sensuous Nurse (1975).
  • 1957
    Age 20
    They wed in 1957 in Las Vegas, but divorced in 1966 after she became involved with Jean-Paul Belmondo while filming Up to His Ears.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1955
    Age 18
    Andress dated film icon James Dean shortly before his death in 1955.
    More Details Hide Details That same year, she began an affair with actor/director John Derek, a married father-of-two who walked out on his wife, Pati Behrs, and their family to be with 19-year-old Andress.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1936
    Born
    Born on March 19, 1936.
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