Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Ursula Andress

Ursula Andress
- Oh Miss Ursula! If ever there was a sexy icon for the sixties it was this Swiss beauty!

Ursula ran away from home at the tender age of 17 with an un-named Italian actor. It was only the efforts of her parents that brought her back home. A real Euro Wild Child of the sixties! Like Sophia Loren she started her career in some low budget Italian farces.

This got her started in the movie business and it was through the efforts of another young actor who became her lover and happen to swing some weight in Hollywood at the time that helped her sign a contract with Columbia Pictures. His name was Marlon Brando.

She was beautiful and knew it. She married actor/director John Derek in 1957 and dropped out of the movie making biz for awhile. Some guys make it their life's work to pursue gorgeous super models. Rarely are guys like this built for the long haul of marriage.

Opinion: Derek (like ROGER VADIM) was one of those guys brought up with the view of women as an accessory. Something you acquired, like a fine diamond or a Rolls Royce. Then one morning you wake up and wonder who that person is lying in bed beside you. They divorced in 1966 and he claimed She Took All My Money! Then he went on to marry another beautiful actress Miss Linda Evans, then finally Miss Bo Derek.

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Miss Ursula returned to the big screen in 1962 with stunning impact opposite good ole Sean Connery as "Honey Ryder" in the James Bond thriller "DR. NO"!

Miss Ursula on the beach in the James Bond thriller "DR. NO"

Miss Ursula was the very first Big Screen 'Bond Girl' and became legend.

Who doesn't remember the sensual Honey Ryder? It was this role that made her into one of the most desired women in the world and began the cult of the "Bond Girls". Of which I am a charter member!

Here she is in one of her best rolls as Countess Kaeti von Klugermann opposite George Peppard in the "BLUE MAX" (1966). I thought she was at her sexiest in this role as the wife of old General Count von Klugermann (James Mason) and the jealous lover of the young daring Luftwaffe Pilot (George Peppard).

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NOTE: It should be noted that the very first Bond Girl appeared in 1954 and her name was Miss Linda Christian appearing in the TV adaptation of Ian Fleming's famous novel, Casino Royale. Miss Ursula was the first one to appear on the Big Screen.

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Her character Valerie Mathis, was the merging of the two characters, Vesper Lynd and Rene Mathis, from the famous spy novel. Barry Nelson was also the very first actor to play Bond in the series, and Peter Lorre took on the role of Le Chiffre.

Christian was born in Mexico in 1923, and later moved to Los Angeles to chase her dreams of becoming an actress. There she eventually signed a contract with MGM and made her film debut alongside Danny Kaye in the 1944 musical comedy 'Up In Arms', and later appeared in the 1948 release 'Tarzan and the Mermaids'. Christian could speak seven different languages, and won several beauty contests before becoming an actress. She was famously nicknamed the 'anatomic bomb' in Hollywood because of her sexy curves.

Christian was perhaps best known for marrying Hollywood A-Lister Tyrone Power in 1949. They had two daughters, Taryn and Romina, who are both actresses. The couple divorced in 1956 and she was later briefly married to British actor Edmund Purdom between the years of 1962 -1963.

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Molly Peters as Patricia Fearing in Thunderball

Karin Dor as Helga Brandt in You Only Live Twice

Eunice Gayson as Sylvia Trench in From Russia With Love

Zena Marshall as Miss Taro in Dr. No

Daniela Bianchi as Tatiana Ramanova in From Russia With Love

Martine Beswick as Zora in From Russia With Love

Aliza Gur as Vida in From Russia With Love

Honor Blackman as Pussy Galore in Goldfinger

Shirley Eaton as Jill Masterson in Goldfinger

Tania Mallet as Tilly Masterson in Goldfinger

Nadja Regin as Bonita in Goldfinger

Margaret Nolan as Dink in Goldfinger

Claudine Auger as Domino Derval in Thunderball

Martine Beswick as Paula Caplan in Thunderball

Luciana Paluzzi as Fiona Volpe in Thunderball

Diana Rigg as Teresa di Vicenzo in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service

Angela Scoular as Ruby Bartlett in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service

Catherine Schell as Nancy in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service

Jill St. John as Tiffany Case in Diamonds Are Forever

Lana Wood as Plenty O'Toole in Diamonds Are Forever

Lola Larson as Bambi in Diamonds Are Forever

Trina Parks as Thumper in Diamonds Are Forever

Denise Perrier as Marie in Diamonds Are Forever

Sophie Marceau as Elektra King in The World Is Not Enough

Jane Seymour as Solitaire in Live and Let Die

Gloria Hendry as Rosie Carver in Live and Let Die

Madeline Smith as Miss Caruso in Live and Let Die

Britt Ekland as Mary Goodnight in The Man with the Golden Gun

Maud Adams as Andrea Anders in The Man with the Golden Gun

Carmen du Sautoy as Saida in The Man with the Golden Gun

Barbara Bach as Anya Amasova in The Spy Who Loved Me

Lisa Guiraut as The Belly Dance Girl in From Russia With Love

Sue Vanner as The Log Cabin Girl in The Spy Who Loved Me

Caroline Munro as Naomi in The Spy Who Loved Me

Olga Bisera as Filecca in The Spy Who Loved Me

Lois Chiles as Holly Goodhead in Moonraker

Emily Bolton as Manuela in Moonraker

Corinne Cléry as Corinne Dufour in Moonraker

Leila Shenna as The Private Jet Hostess in Moonraker

Carole Bouquet as Melina Havelock in For Your Eyes Only

Lynn-Holly Johnson as Bibi Dahl in For Your Eyes Only

Cassandra Harris as Countess Lisl von Schlaf in For Your Eyes Only

Maud Adams as Octopussy in Octopussy

Kristina Wayborn as Magda in Octopussy

Tina Hudson as Bianca in Octopussy

Tanya Roberts as Stacey Sutton in A View to a Kill

Grace Jones as Mayday in A View to a Kill

Mary Stövin as Kimberley Jones in A View to a Kill

Fiona Fullerton as Pola Ivanova in A View to a Kill

Maryam d'Abo as Kara Milovy in The Living Daylights

Kell Tyler as Linda in The Living Daylights

Carey Lowell as Pam Bouvier in Licence To Kill

Talisa Soto as Lupe Lamora in Licence To Kill

Izabella Scorupco as Natalya Simonova in Goldeneye

Famke Janssen as Xenia Onatopp in Goldeneye

Serena Gordon as Caroline in Goldeneye

Michelle Yeoh as Wai Lin in Tomorrow Never Dies

Teri Hatcher as Paris Carver in Tomorrow Never Dies

Cecilie Thomsen as Prof. Inga Bergstrom in Tomorrow Never Dies

Denise Richards as Dr. Christmas Jones in The World Is Not Enough

Serena Scott Thomas as Dr. Molly Warmflash in The World Is Not Enough

Halle Berry as Jinx in Die Another Day

Rosamund Pike as Miranda Frost in Die Another Day

Rachel Grant as Peaceful Fountains of Desire Die Another Day

Eva Green as Vesper Lynd in Casino Royale

Catherina Murino as Solange Dimitrios in Casino Royale

Olga Kurylenko as Camille Montes in Quantum Of Solace

Gemma Arterton as Strawberry Fields in Quantum Of Solace

Bérénice Marlohe as Sévérine in Skyfall

Tonia Sotiropoulou as Bond’s Lover in Skyfall

Some Other favorite Bond Beauties...

Pussy Galore, Holly Goodhead, Octopussy, Plenty O’Toole, Chew Me, Xenia Onatopp, Honey Ryder, Mary Goodnight, Dr. Molly Warmflesh, Miss Moneypenny, Agent Strawberry Fields, Dr. Christmas Jones, Solitare, Thumper, Dink, May Day, Penelope Smallbone, Kissy Suzuki, Jenny Flex, Vesper Lynd, Bibi Dahl, Bambi, Pan Ho, Domino Vitali, Jinx Johnson, Peaceful, Elektra King, Wai Lin, Fiona Volpe, Tiffany Case, Miranda Frost, Melina Havelock, Anya Amasova, Solange Dimitrios, Stacy Sutton, Camille Montes, Tatiana Romanova, Helga Brandt, Tracy Draco, Fatima Blush.

A list of my favorite the James Bond Girls on the right, click their names to see their pix.

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