March 19, 2010


Born March 19th, 1936 in Bern Switzerland, Ursula Andress began her career with a small handful of roles in
Italian productions in the mid-1950s. After a number of years off-set, she then landed the plum role of 'Honey' Ryder in Dr. No (1962) and became the very first Bond Girl! Emerging from the ocean, a bikini-clad Euro-Goddess, the role established Ursula as the quintessential siren for many films to follow during the 1960s and 1970s (including Spy Vibe fave, The 10th Victim). I loved that she tended to play strong, female characters. Celebrate Ursula's birthday today with one of these essential films: Dr. No, What's New Pussycat, The Blue Max, Casino Royale, The 10th Victim, She, The Sensuous Nurse.

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