Swiss actress whose breakout function was as Honey Rider in the 1962 Adam Connection film Dr. No, which starred Sean Connery as Connection. She also performed Vesper Lynd in the 1967 Connection spoof film Modern casino Royale. She made an appearance in several movies throughout her profession, including Blue Potential and Clash from the Titans.? She ran apart with an Italian professional at age 17. She starred contrary Marcello Mastroianni in the 1965 French/Italian film The 10th Victim. She wedded John Derek in 1957, as well as the few divorced in 1966. She acquired a boy with Harry Hamlin in 1980. She co-starred with Elvis Presley in the 1963 musical film Fun in Acapulco.
Full Name Ursula Andress
Date Of Birth March 19, 1936
Place Of Birth Ostermundigen, Switzerland
Height 1.65 m
Profession Movie Actress
Nationality Swiss, American
Spouse John Derek
Children Dimitri Alexander Hamlin
Parents Rolf Andress, Anna Andress
Siblings Kàtey Andress, Charlotte Andress, Erica Andress, Ruth Andress, Arthur Andress
Awards Golden Globe Award for Best New Star of the Year – Actress
Nominations Golden Globe Henrietta Award for World Film Favorites
Movies Dr. No, The Sensuous Nurse, Casino Royale, The 10th Victim, The Mountain of the Cannibal God, Red Sun, The Blue Max, Clash of the Titans, Fun in Acapulco, 4 for Texas, She, What's New Pussycat?, Stateline Motel, Loaded Guns, Once Before I Die, Perfect Friday, Up to His Ears, The Southern Star, The Loves and Times of Scaramouche, Anyone Can Play, The Fifth Musketeer, Tigers in Lipstick, Cremaster 5, Africa Express, Red Bells Part I: Mexico on Fire, Nightmare in the Sun, Sex with a Smile II, An American in Rome, Safari Express, The Cave of the Golden Rose 3, Double Murder, Le avventure di Giacomo Casanova, Fantaghirò 4, Man Against the Mob: The Chinatown Murders, Casey Kasem's Rock N' Roll Goldmine: Elvis: The Echo Will Never Die, St. Francis Birds Tour, Bonds Are Forever
TV Shows Falcon Crest, Peter the Great, Fantaghirò 4
Star Sign Pisces
Selling her Beverly Hills home for $2.5 million. [September 2016]
An occasional photographer, some of her pictures have been featured in Elle and Paris Match.
On September 30, 1955, shortly before his death, James Dean asked her to go with him to San Francisco in his Porsche 550 Spyder. But after talking to John Derek, he realized that she was having an affair with the latter, so Dean left Los Angeles without her.
Grew up in Ostermundingen, a city in the district of Berne, like TV host Michelle Hunziker and Lauriane Gilliéron, a former Miss Switzerland, who both attended her 70th birthday party.
Studied painting, sculpture and dance in Paris.
Described her wedding to John Derek a nightmare, marrying him in a small Las Vegas chapel with a cab driver as their best man and a ring that did not fit.
The world has become so small today. It is so sad that everything is becoming the same, and different traditions and cultures are all disappearing. I want to see different cultures, and different traditions, and my favorite places are villages which do not have high-rise houses or cement-block flats, but villages that are confined in a wall with their traditions intact. (Nov. '08)
I did enjoy London in the '60s. Everything was fun, it was a happy town, an English town, but now there are no English there!
[her criteria for choosing a project] It has to be art or else I am not interested. There is no shortage of good actors, there is a shortage of good films because they are very costly, but I did my work, and now I only do things for art.
I have always been a gypsy, dreaming about curiosity and dreaming about traveling.
[self-description of her upbringing] Like medieval times. I wasn't allowed to talk at the table unless I was addressed. I was not allowed to see boys or go to dances until I was 17.
[on Harry Hamlin] I wanted him, and I knew I could have him, but I had no idea it would last more than a night or two. You can never prejudge a man.
Honestly, I feel so lucky I have had such a lucky life. Everything I've ever wanted, I've had. And now I have my own baby.
I was unfaithful to my husband because of my love for Jean-Paul. It is the only time I have been unfaithful to the man I loved, and I wouldn't do it again.
[People magazine, 12/29/80] I'm nearly having a nervous breakdown. I am Swiss, and I want everything precise, clean, perfect. Everybody is furious with me; I have no time for anybody. I cry every day, I'm so upset. A baby takes 24 hours out of every 24 hours -- I never imagined it would be so time-consuming. Never, never!
What I look for in a man isn't printable! I wouldn't want to shatter my cool Swiss image.
When I love a man, I live only for him. I become his slave.
To me, it's much more moral to live with the man you love, without signing a piece of paper, than to live legally in an atmosphere of boredom which can eventually turn to hate.
It's a mystery. All I did was wear this bikini in Dr. No (1962) - not even a small one - and whoosh! Overnight, I made it.
I was under contract to Paramount. They wanted to make me into somebody which I was not. So I got so scared and rebelled, so they threw me out of the studio, because I never went to school. I never went to the diction of the English, to acting school, because I was so scared because I saw them ... and I couldn't live up to it. So I chose to run away.
I have no problem with nudity. I can look at myself. I like walking around nude. It doesn't bother me. I see all the people walking around nude; it doesn't bother me.