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Ursula Andress
  • Mini Bio
  • Name: Ursula Andress
  • Born: 19th March 1936, Ostermundigen, Switzerland
  • Occupation: Actress and model
  • Nicknames: Urs and Ursula Undress
  • Height: 5' 6" (1.68 m)
  • Did you know?: Her voice was dubbed over in Dr No because of her heavy European accent
  • Famous for: Becoming the first big Bond girl in Dr No after rising out of the sea in a white bikini with a diving knife strapped to her hip
  • Trivia: She is fluent in five languages; Swiss German, Italian, French, English and German

"If the role demands it, then naturally I will remove my clothes"

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"Elvis was adorable, so sweet, nice, and kind. We continued to be friends, and I saw him once or twice a year"

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"Most of the people don’t really know me. Most of the films I did weren’t profound enough to really show myself"

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"The studio expected me to be the ‘new Garbo,’ but I wasn’t sure of myself. I never had the courage to prove myself"

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"I didn’t speak English, didn’t know the business, and didn’t know people"

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"I have always been a gypsy, dreaming about curiosity and dreaming about traveling"

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"This bikini made me into a success. As a result of starring in Dr. No as the first Bond girl, I was given the freedom to take my pick of future roles and to become financially independent"

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"I don't use my body to seduce, no. I just stand there"

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"I couldn't live up to it. So I chose to run away"

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"I take care of my flowers and my cats. And enjoy food. And that's living"

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"Collecting is my joy; It gives me great satisfaction"

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"I suddenly find out that I'm 60, and I get shocked by the number, because I feel like I'm 20"

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"My home is the world. I live a little in Spain, the U.S., Italy, and Switzerland"

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"When you are in love, you are in love. That's all that matters"

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"I hate the word sexy"

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Ursula Andress Biography

When Ursula Andress emerged from the sea in that white bikini it was a moment of cinematic magic that will live on for eternity. Little did she know that this iconic moment from the Bond movie "Dr No" would change her life forever.

Suddenly doors were opening for her that she could never have even dreamed of and the movie offers just kept pouring in giving her the luxury of options most actresses would undress for in the blink of an eye.

Before she knew it she was sharing the camera with Elvis Presley in "Fun In Acapulco" and then in "4 For Texas" with Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Anita Ekberg.

Andress had a screen presence that captivated the imagination and her smouldering good looks made her the eye candy directors could rely on.

Ursula has been involved in close on 40 movies but the 1962 role of Honey Rider in "Dr No" is still the most memorable that set her on the road to movie stardom.

She was more sought after for her beauty than her dialogue but she still managed a few good one liners, so this is my compilation of 15 of the best Ursula Andress quotes.

Quotes About Ursula Andress

The director Woody Allen once drooled: "I dreamed of being Ursula Andress's pantyhose"

Alan Fortas the author and associate of Elvis Presley made this observation: "There was a lot of speculation that she and Elvis were having an affair, but Ursula was married to John Derek, the actor - turned-producer-director, and Elvis didn’t fool around with married women … she wasn’t his type - neither dark-haired or petite"

Albert Broccoli shared the Bond girl requirement required for Dr No: "She had to be strikingly beautiful, voluptuous, but with a childlike innocence. As Bond's first screen heroine, she had a key role"

The James Bond producer Albert Broccoli on her Bond legacy: "We always tried to get a girl who was like Ursula. She was an unknown when we cast her. We picked her picture out of a pile of rejects. She was dripping wet, and she looked beautiful. So we made a deal for her. When I got to Jamaica for the filming, there was this beautiful creature, and I thought she was great, and I knew then that she was the type of girl we should use for future leading ladies—an unknown with a new face who wouldn't demand an outrageous salary"

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