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Born: 19 March 1936 Ostermundigen, Berne, Switzerland.
Ursula Andress is a Swiss actress who was a major sex symbol of the 1960s. She is best known for her role as the first Bond girl.
Ursula Andress started her career as an art model in Rome, which led to her first roles in the Italian movie industry.
Ursula Andress became famous as Honey Ryder, a shell diver and James Bond's object of desire in Dr. No (1962), the first Bond movie.
Ursula 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.
Ursula Andress has the singular distinction among Bond girl actresses of having actually appeared in the narrative of a Fleming novel, On Her Majesty's Secret Service, written after Fleming was present during filming of Dr. No. She is pointed out to Bond by Irma Bunt while they are dining at Piz Gloria.
Ursula Andress co-starred with the king of rock 'n' roll Elvis Presley in the 1963 film, Fun in Acapulco , with Frank Sinatra in 4 for Texas (1963) and opposite Marcello Mastroianni in The 10th Victim (1965). Ursula Andress also appeared in the Bond satire Casino Royale (1967) as Vesper Lynd.
In 1965, Ursula Andress posed nude for Playboy.
In 1981's Clash of the Titans, she starred opposite legendary English actor Laurence Olivier.
In 1995, Ursula Andress was chosen by Empire magazine as one of the "100 Sexiest Stars in film history."