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Ursula Andress



Born in Switzerland to German parents, Ursula Andress first sought out film work while on a holiday to Rome (she later insisted that the producers came to her first). After a string of cheap films, Andress was brought to the U.S. as the New Dietrich, although the only things she actually had in common with Marlene Dietrich were German heritage and a magnificent legs. In 1957, Andress married American actor John Derek, who supervised every aspect of her career in much the same way that he'd later mold Bo Derek. The marriage ended unhappily, although the couple remained friends. She became an international sensation through her bikini-clad appearance as Honey Rider in the first James Bond movie Dr. No (1962), a role for which she was paid 10,000 dollars. Within a year, Andress was sharing billings with Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin in Four for Texas, and Elvis Presley in Fun in Acapulco (both 1963); she also posed for a now much-sought-after nude layout in Playboy magazine. After this her burst of super-celebrity, Andress settled into a series of increasingly humdrum films. During the making of 1981's Clash of the Titans, she linked up with the film's much younger leading man Harry Hamlin, who became the father of her child. Although Andress continued to make movies in the 1980s and '90s. In 1985 she appeared as Marie Antoinette in Liberte, Egalite, Choucroute, and the next year she was cast in the made-for-TV biopic Peter the Great. A late-career highlight was her appearance in Matthew Barney's ongoing Cremaster project.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The Southern Star
  • Actor
2015
No Score Yet Le dolci signore (Anyone Can Play)
  • Actor
2013
67% Cremaster Cycle
  • Actor
2010
No Score Yet Elio Petri... appunti su un autore
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Casey Kasem's Rock N' Roll Goldmine: Elvis: The Echo Will Never Die
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet Stateline Motel
  • Actor
2003
No Score Yet Bond Girls Are Forever
  • Actor
2002
57% Fun in Acapulco
  • Marguerita Dauphin
2000
83% Cremaster 5
  • Queen of Chain
1997
No Score Yet Masterpiece or Forgery? The Story of Elmyr De Hory
  • Actor
1997
No Score Yet Man Against the Mob: The Chinatown Murders
  • Betty Starr
1989
No Score Yet Elvis: The Echo Will Never Die
  • Actor
1986
No Score Yet Campanas Rojas
  • Actor
1986
No Score Yet Peter the Great
  • Athalie
1986
No Score Yet Tigers in Lipstick
  • Actor
1984
66% Clash of the Titans
  • Aphrodite
1981
No Score Yet The Fifth Musketeer (Behind the Iron Mask) (The 5th Musketeer)
  • Mme. de la Valliere
1979
No Score Yet Mountain of the Cannibal God (La montagna del dio cannibale) (Primitive Desires) (Slave of the Cannibal God)
  • Susan Stevenson
1978
No Score Yet Safari Express
  • Miriam
1976
No Score Yet The Loves and Times of Scaramouche
  • Joséphine de Beauharnais
1976
No Score Yet The Sensuous Nurse (L'infermiera) (The Secrets of a Sensuous Nurse) (Nurse Anna)
  • Actor
1975
No Score Yet Loaded Guns
  • Nora Green
1975
No Score Yet Stateline Motel
  • Michelle Nolton
1975
No Score Yet Red Sun
  • Cristina
1972
No Score Yet Perfect Friday
  • Britt
1970
29% Casino Royale
  • Vesper Lynd
1967
No Score Yet The Blue Max
  • Countess Kaeti von Klugermann
1966
83% The 10th Victim (La Decima vittima) (The Tenth Victim)
  • Caroline Meredith
1965
31% What's New, Pussycat?
  • Rita
1965
No Score Yet She
  • Ayesha
1965
No Score Yet Les Tribulations D'Un Chinois En Chine
  • Alexandrine Pinardel
1965
No Score Yet Once Before I Die
  • Alex
1965
11% Four for Texas
  • Maxine Richter
1963
96% Dr. No
  • Honey Ryder
1962
No Score Yet Adventures of Giacomo Casanova
  • Actor
1954
No Score Yet An American in Rome
  • Actor
1954
No Score Yet Battle By Air
  • Actor
1949

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