Ursula Andress

Actor
With her first major film role, actress Ursula Andress assured her place in pop culture history after audiences had their first glimpse of the athletic blonde beauty rising from the Caribbean surf, clad only in a ... Read more »
Born: 03/19/1936 in Switzerland

Filmography

Actor (37)

Intimate Portrait: Bo Derek 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Cremaster 5 1997 (Movie)

Queen of Chain (Actor)

The 1994 World Music Awards 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Presenter

Elvis: The Fans -- A Perspective 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Klassezamekunft 1989 (Movie)

(Actor)

Rich and Famous 1988 World's Best 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Elvis: The Echo Will Never Die 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Liberte, Egalite, Choucroute 1984 (Movie)

Marie Antoinette (Actor)

Clash of the Titans 1981 (Movie)

Aphrodite (Actor)

The 5th Musketeer 1978 (Movie)

Madame De La Valliere (Actor)

La Montagna del dio Cannibale 1977 (Movie)

Susan Stevenson (Actor)

Letti Selvaggi 1977 (Movie)

(Actor)

Tigers in Lipstick 1977 (Movie)

(Actor)

Double Murder on Via Governo Vecchio 1976 (Movie)

Princess Dell'Orso (Actor)

Spogliamoci cosi'senza Pudor... 1976 (Movie)

Marina (Actor)

The Loves and Times of Scaramouche 1974 (Movie)

Josephine (Actor)

The Bob Hope Show (01/14/71) 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

Soleil Rouge 1970 (Movie)

Cristina (Actor)

The Bob Hope Show (01/14/70) 1969 - 1970 (TV Show)

Actor

Perfect Friday 1969 (Movie)

Britt--Lady Dorset (Actor)

Anyone Can Play 1968 (Movie)

Norma (Actor)

Casino Royale 1967 (Movie)

Vesper Lynd (Actor)

Once Before I Die 1967 (Movie)

Alex (Actor)

The Blue Max 1966 (Movie)

Countess Kaeti (Actor)

She 1965 (Movie)

Ayesha (Actor)

What's New, Pussycat? 1965 (Movie)

Rita (Actor)

Nightmare in the Sun 1964 (Movie)

Marsha Wilson (Actor)

The Tenth Victim 1964 (Movie)

Caroline Meredith (Actor)

Up To His Ears 1964 (Movie)

Alexandrine (Actor)

Dr. No 1963 (Movie)

Honey (Actor)

Fun in Acapulco 1963 (Movie)

Margarita Dauphine (Actor)

Four For Texas 1962 (Movie)

Maxine Richter (Actor)

Peter the Great (TV Show)

Actor

The James Bond Story (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

With her first major film role, actress Ursula Andress assured her place in pop culture history after audiences had their first glimpse of the athletic blonde beauty rising from the Caribbean surf, clad only in a glistening white bikini. After that breakout appearance in "Dr. No" (1962), the first film in the James Bond franchise, the young starlet was quickly placed in lightweight romps like "4 for Texas" (1962) and "Fun in Acapulco" (1962), opposite Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley, respectively. Then-husband John Derek quickly used her to launch his directorial career with B-movie attempts like "Once Before I Die" (1965), although it was her 1965 Playboy pictorial that gained Andress far more attention at the time. Films like the Hammer Studios adventure "She" (1965), the Italian science fiction thriller "The Tenth Victim" (1966) and the WWI aerial melodrama "The Blue Max" (1966), all cashed in on Andress' reputation as one of the world's most beautiful women. With her marriage to the controlling Derek long over, the actress appeared in increasingly exploitative features like "Mountain of the Cannibal God" (1978) before meeting the much younger actor Harry Hamlin on the set of "Clash of the Titans" (1981), with whom she had her only child. In the years that followed, she appeared less and less on screen, but occasionally popped up in projects like the miniseries "Peter the Great" (1986) and the art house film "Cremaster 5" (1997), offering fans one more glimpse of the iconic sex symbol.

Relationships

Rolf Andress

Father
German

Anna Andress

Mother
German

Jean-Paul Belmondo Actor

Companion

John Derek Actor

Husband
Married in 1957 divorced in 1966 starred in his "Once Before I Die" (1965) died of heart failure on May 22, 1998 at age 71

Fausto Fagone

Companion
together c. 1988-91

Harry Hamlin Actor

Companion
Met when they worked together on "Clash of the Titans" (1981) father of her son Dimitri

Dimitri Hamlin

Son
born on May 19, 1980 father, Harry Hamlin

Milestones

1962

English-language debut in "Dr. No"

1955

Seven-year hiatus from film work

1954

Film acting debut, "Le avventure di Giacomo Casanova"

Discovered by Italian film producer while on vacation in Rome

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