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Ursula Andress

   

Birth name:

Ursula Andress

Born:

19-Mar-1936

Birthplace:

Ostermundigen, Bern, Switzerland

Gender:

Female

Race or Ethnicity:

White

Sexual orientation:

Straight

Occupation:

Actress

Nationality:

Switzerland

Executive summary:

Dr. No

Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)

 
 

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Ursula Andress - Biography

 

Ursula Andress (born March 19, 1936) is a Swiss actress and a major sex symbol of the 1960s. She is known for her roles as Bond girl Honey Rider in Dr. No, for which she won a Golden Globe, and as Vesper Lynd in the 1967 James Bond parody Casino Royale.

Andress was born in Ostermundigen, Bern, Switzerland, the daughter of Anna, who was Swiss, and Rolf Andress, a German diplomat who was expelled from Switzerland for political reasons. He disappeared during World War II. Andress has four sisters and one brother. She is fluent in English, French, Italian, and her native German (Swiss German). The young Andress started her career as an art model in Rome, which led to her first roles in the Italian movie industry.
Andress became famous as Honey Rider, a shell diver and James Bond's object of desire in Dr. No (1962), the first Bond movie. In a well-known scene, she rises out of the Caribbean Sea in a white bikini. The scene made Andress the "quintessential" Bond girl, and is now considered iconic. "My entrance in the film wearing the bikini on that beautiful beach made me world famous as 'the Bond girl'", she said, and the bikini from this "classic moment in cinema and Bond history" sold for £35,000 at auction in 2001. In 2003, in a UK Survey by Channel 4, her entrance in Dr. No was voted #1 in "the 100 Greatest Sexy Moments". In 2007, Australian series 20 to 1 ranked her entrance in Dr. No as the #2 Sexiest Movie Moment.
Andress won a 1964 Golden Globe award for New Star of the Year for her performance in Dr. No. Her voice was provided by Nikki van der Zyl while the famous calypso was sung by Diana Coupland. In 1965, she posed nude for Playboy.
Andress co-starred with Elvis Presley in the 1963 film, Fun in Acapulco, with Frank Sinatra in 4 for Texas (1963), opposite Marcello Mastroianni in The 10th Victim (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, as played by Peter Sellers, to carry out a mission. Her heavy accent was dubbed over in Dr. No, but she used her own voice in Casino Royale.
In 1981's Clash of the Titans, she co-starred with Harry Hamlin. In 1995, Andress was chosen by Empire magazine as one of the "100 Sexiest Stars in film history."

In 1957, Ursula Andress married actor/director John Derek. The marriage ended in divorce in 1966. Andress dated many of Hollywood's leading men including co-stars Marlon Brando and James Dean. In 1980, she had a son, Dimitri, with American actor Harry Hamlin, her co-star in the film Clash of the Titans. On May 18, 2006, on the occasion of the inauguration of the Swiss Consulate General in Scotland, Ursula Andress celebrated her 70th birthday on board the Royal Yacht Britannia in Edinburgh in the presence of an international crowd of celebrities.

 

Ursula Andress - Filmography

 

Vogelpredigt, Die (2005) .... Madonna
Cremaster 5 (1997) .... Queen of Chain
Alles gelogen (1996)
Fantaghirò 4 (1994) (TV) .... Xellesia
... aka Cave of the Golden Rose IV
Fantaghirò 3 (1993) (TV) .... Xellesia
... aka Cave of the Golden Rose III
"¡Hola Raffaella!" (1 episode, 1992)
- Episode dated 10 December 1992 (1992) TV episode
"Primero izquierda" (1 episode, 1992)
- Episode dated 30 January 1992 (1992) TV episode
"The Dame Edna Experience" (1 episode, 1989)
- The Dame Edna Satellite Experience (1989) TV episode
Man Against the Mob: The Chinatown Murders (1989) (TV) .... Betty Starr
Professore - Diva, Il (1989) (TV) .... Susy Kaminski
... aka Another Falling Star
... aka Jack Clementi - Anruf genügt: Falsches Spiel (West Germany)
"Falcon Crest" .... Madame Malec (3 episodes, 1988)
- Telling Tales (1988) TV episode .... Madame Malec
- King's Gambit (1988) TV episode .... Madame Malec
- Hornet's Nest (1988) TV episode .... Madame Malec
Klassäzämekunft (1988)
... aka Broken Silence (West Germany: video title)
... aka Class Reunion
... aka Klassentreffen
"Peter the Great" (1986) (mini) TV mini-series .... Athalie
Liberté, égalité, choucroute (1985) .... Marie-Antoinette
"The Love Boat" (2 episodes, 1983)
- China Criuse: Pledge/East Meets West/Dear Roberta/My Two Dumplings, The: Part 2 (1983) TV episode
- China Cruise: Pledge/East Meets West/Dear Roberta/My Two Dumplings, The: Part 1 (1983) TV episode
"Manimal" .... Karen Jade (1 episode, 1983)
- Manimal (1983) TV episode .... Karen Jade
Manimal (1983) (TV) .... Karen Jade
Krasnye kolokola, film pervyy - Meksika v ogne (1982) .... Mabel Dodge
... aka Campanas rojas (Mexico)
... aka Krasnye kolokola (Soviet Union: Russian title: short title)
... aka Messico in fiamme (Italy)
... aka Mexico in Flames
... aka Red Bells
Clash of the Titans (1981) .... Aphrodite
The Fifth Musketeer (1979) .... Louise de la Vallière
... aka Geheimnis der eisernen Maske, Das (Austria) (West Germany)
... aka Behind the Iron Mask
Letti selvaggi (1979) .... The Stroller/The Widow
... aka Camas calientes (Spain)
... aka Lady Chatterley's Palace (Philippines: English title)
... aka Tigers in Lipstick (USA)
... aka Wild Beds
Montagna del dio cannibale, La (1978) .... Susan Stevenson
... aka Mountain of the Cannibals (Philippines: English title)
... aka Primitive Desires (UK)
... aka Prisoner of the Cannibal God (UK)
... aka Slave of the Cannibal God (USA: censored version)
... aka The Mountain of the Cannibal God (International: English title)
Doppio delitto (1977) .... Princess Dell'Orso
... aka Double Murder (International: English title)
... aka Double Murders
... aka Enquête à l'italienne (France)
Avventure e gli amori di Scaramouche, Le (1976) .... Josephine De Beauharnais
... aka Scaramouche
... aka Skaramus u ratu i ljubavi (Yugoslavia: Serbian title)
... aka The Loves and Times of Scaramouche (USA)
Africa Express (1976) .... Madeleine Cooper
... aka Africa Expreß - Ein Teufelskerl in Africa (West Germany)
... aka Tropical Express
Safari Express (1976) .... Miriam
Spogliamoci così senza pudor (1976) .... Marina Zenaro
... aka Love in 4 Easy Lessons
... aka Sex with a Smile 2
Infermiera, L' (1975) .... Anna
... aka I Will If You Will
... aka The Nurse
... aka The Secrets of a Sensuous Nurse (USA)
... aka The Sensuous Nurse
Colpo in canna (1975) .... Nora Green
... aka Loaded Guns (Philippines: English title)
... aka Stick 'em Up, Darlings
Ultima chance, L' (1973) .... Michelle Nolton
... aka Last Chance
... aka Last Chance for a Born Loser
... aka Motel of Fear (UK)
... aka Stateline Motel (USA)
Soleil rouge (1971) .... Cristina
... aka Red Sun (USA)
... aka Sole rosso (Italy)
... aka The Magnificient Three (Philippines: English title)
Perfect Friday (1970) .... Lady Britt Dorset
... aka Peter Hall's Film of Perfect Friday (UK: long title)
The Southern Star (1969) .... Erica Kramer
... aka Étoile du sud, L' (France)
Dolci signore, Le (1968) .... Norma
... aka Anyone Can Play (USA)
Casino Royale (1967) .... Vesper Lynd / 007
... aka Charles K. Feldman's Casino Royale
The Blue Max (1966) .... Countess Kaeti von Klugermann
Decima vittima, La (1965) .... Caroline Meredith
... aka Dixième victime, La (France)
... aka The 10th Victim
... aka The Tenth Victim (UK)
Tribulations d'un chinois en Chine, Les (1965) .... Alexandrine Pinardel
... aka Chinese Adventures in China (USA)
... aka Uomo di Hong Kong, L' (Italy)
... aka Up to His Ears (UK)
What's New, Pussycat (1965) .... Rita
... aka Quoi de neuf, Pussycat? (France)
She (1965/I) .... Ayesha (She who must be obeyed)
Nightmare in the Sun (1965) .... Marsha Wilson
Once Before I Die (1965) .... Alex
4 for Texas (1963) .... Maxine Richter
Fun in Acapulco (1963) .... Marguerita Dauphin
Dr. No (1962) .... Honey Ryder
... aka Ian Fleming's Dr. No (UK: complete title)
"Thriller" .... Luana (1 episode, 1962)
... aka Boris Karloff's Thriller
- La Strega (1962) TV episode .... Luana
Avventure di Giacomo Casanova, Le (1955)
... aka Adventures of Giacomo Casanova (International: English title: literal title)
... aka Aventures et les amours de Casanova, Les (France)
... aka Sins of Casanova (USA)
... aka The Loves of Casanova
Catena dell'odio, La (1955)
Americano a Roma, Un (1954) .... Astrid
... aka An American in Rome (USA)

 

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