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Celebrity Spotlight For December 4: Ursula Andress


Celebrity Spotlight For December 4: Ursula Andress

Guys, the holiday season has arrived, and we are super excited to present one of the biggest stars in the first movie of the James Bond franchise.

Ursula Andress

Swiss-German actress, former model, and s*x icon; Ursula Andress has made appearances in American, British, and Italian movies.

Her breakout performance came in 1963’s Dr. No, the first James Bond film, as Bond girl Honey Ryder.

In Dr. No 1962, Ursula Andress plays Honey Ryder. (Image courtesy of Contributor/Getty Images, Sunset Boulevard)

She is one of the women who have added to the excitement and entertainment of the Bond adventures.

She was born on March 19th, 1936, in Ostermundigen, Switzerland, and although her accent in the James Bond movie drew criticism, her performance gave her the prominence she needed to go on to play other significant roles in Hollywood.

Given that she may have made the most famous entrance in Bond history, it is natural that she established the custom of great actresses playing these important parts.

In one of the most famous movie moments ever, Honey (Ursula Andress) emerges from the water in a white bikini and a knife strapped to her hip while humming a happy melody.

“I think it is quite funny, too, that although I am older now, I am still asked about Dr. No,” Andress told The Sunday Post in 2018. “And that must mean that, even at my age, I am still a Bond girl.”

It’s understandable why Ursula’s portrayal as the Bond girl is so popular since she radiates perfection. Despite the fact that her role as a damsel in distress is essentially one-note, the Swiss actress nonetheless excels at it.

With her charm, wit, and allure for s*x, she won over her audience and went on to play Vesper Lynd in the 1967 Bond parody Casino Royale. Speaks several languages including English, French, German and Italian.

Later, in 1967’s Casino Royale, a James Bond parody, she played Vesper Lynd.

“I have retired, really, but do you ever retire?” she told The Sunday Post. “I still get offers and sometimes I am tempted but I have to recognize I am not a young girl any more—although I am in spirit.”

Andress and her ex-husband Harry Hamlin got acquainted while working on Clash of the Titans and went on to date for four years, from 1979 to 1983. They have a son; Dimitri.

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