Ursula Andress [18+]

By: Muirmaiden


Uploaded on March 08, 2009 by Muirmaiden Powered by YouTube

Ursula is often remembered as being the first and the best Bond girl, after her captivating appearance as Honey Ryder in "Dr. No" (1963), despite the fact that her voice had to be dubbed because of her strong German/Swiss accent. Born in Switzerland to a German diplomat father and a Swiss mother, she is one of five children. At the age of 17 the physically mature Andress ran off to Italy with an older Italian actor, and later did small parts in Italian films before Paramount Studios, in her words, "chased her all around Italy and tested her in Rome". When she was brought to Hollywood, the studio had her under wraps and groomed her for stardom, although it wouldn't be until the Bond film that she would receive international recognition. In the mid-fifties, Ursula had close relationships with Marlon Brando and James Dean, and became involved with married actor John Derek. Free to wed in 1957, the marriage lasted nine years and they remained friends until his death in 1998. She found herself cast opposite leading men such as Elvis Presley in "Fun In Acapulco" (1963), Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin in "Four For Texas" (also 1963), Sammy Davis Jr. in "Nightmare In The Sun" (1964), George Peppard in "The Blue Max (1966) and Peter Sellers in "What's New Pussycat?" (1965), and "Casino Royale" (1967), in which she seemed to throughly enjoy spoofing her Bond girl image. 1965 was a busy year for her, and it was also the same year in which she played her signature role after Honey Ryder, as the reincarnated goddess in "She". After her divorce from Derek, she was linked romantically with Jean-Paul Belmondo, her costar in "Casino Royale" and "Chinese Adventures In China" (1966), and later Warren Beatty and Ryan O'Neal. In the mid-70s Andress began a relationship with actor Harry Hamlin, which produced a son, Dmitri, in 1980. They split in 1982 and since then she has lived with Lorenzo Rispoli in Italy, returning to Hollywood for vacation. Ursula continued her career in mainly European television and film productions; her last film was "Cremaster 5" in 1997. In 2004, some interest was sparked again about Ursula when she was portrayed (briefly) by Heidi Klum in the biopic "The Life And Death Of Peter Sellers". Sadly she is now suffering from brittle bone disease, and tries to avoid the cameras because she doesn't want to disappoint her fans and spoil their memories of her. Earlier this year, Andress said, "Forty-five years ago looking like that was easy, now it is hard. These days I prefer a little more darkness and to keep the old photos going."

So this is Ursula as she would like to be remembered, although I personally wouldn't mind seeing more of her nowadays.

Music by Johnny Hartman.

Judging by the song I chose, I must want summer really bad! LOL

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