The moment Ursula Andress emerged from the sea in that white bikini was a moment of cinematic magic then will live on forever. 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. She had a screen presence that captivated the imagination and her smouldering good looks made her the eye candy directors could rely on. She 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 here is my compilation of 8 of the best Ursula Andress quotes.
- Mini Bio
- Name: Ursula Andress
- Born: 19th March 1936, Ostermundigen, Switzerland
- Did you know?: Her voice was dubbed over in Dr No because of her heavy European accent
- Occupation: Actress and model
- 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"
"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"
"I don't use my body to seduce, no. I just stand there"
"I couldn't live up to it. So I chose to run away"
"I take care of my flowers and my cats. And enjoy food. And that's living"
"Collecting is my joy; It gives me great satisfaction"
"I suddenly find out that I'm 60, and I get shocked by the number, because I feel like I'm 20"
"I hate the word sexy"