Friday, 12 September 2014

BABE OF THE DAY - URSULA UNDRESS, OOPS, ANDRESS...



Thought by many to be the ultimate BOND GIRL,
beach beauty URSULA ANDRESS certainly set the
standard to measure up to.  Question:  How many who
came after her succeeded in doing so - or not?  Feel
free to make suggestions if you want to.

7 comments:

Colin Jones said...

Yes, she's most famous for her role in Dr. No and THAT scene but "She" is a great film too. And in 1981's Clash of the Titans she played Athena (or Athene as they insisted on saying it) but she was criminally under-used in that film. As for other Bond girls I'd say Honor Blackman as Pussy Galore is equally iconic. I'm sure I read somewhere that there was a Bond girl who had been born as a man and who'd had a sex change - not one of the leading Bond girls, just one of the scantily clad ladies in a minor role.

Kid said...

I'd add Shirley Eaton to the list, although she wasn't the main Bond Girl in Goldfinger. You're right about the TS in a Bond film - it was For Your Eyes Only and his/her name was Tula, if I recall correctly. It made news at the time.

joe bloke said...

wa-hey!! fnar fnar!

TwoHeadedBoy said...

Personal favourite Bond girls...

Xenia Onatopp (what a name!) from GoldenEye, with her killer thighs.

Wai Lin from Tomorrow Never Dies, catsuits, you know.

Dr. Christmas Jones from The World Is Not Enough, a smile's always a favourite thing.

Solitaire from Live & Let Die, mostly because it's my favourite Bond film.

Kid said...

Great Sid James impression, Joe.

******

Live & Let Die is indeed a classic, THB.

TC said...

Martine Beswick and Aliza Gur were memorable in that catfight in "From Russia With Love," Honor Blackman and Shirley Eaton both became iconic for "Goldfinger," Luciana Paluzzi was awesome in "Thunderball," and Lana Wood was hot in "Diamonds Are Forever." But, IMHO, Ursula has never been surpassed.

There was a made-for-TV biographical movie starring Charles Dance as Ian Fleming. Near the end, there is a scene of a middle-aged couple coming out of a theater after seeing "Dr. No." The wife says, "The film wasn't as good as the novel." The husband says, "I rather liked it, actually." Then the wife snorts, "You liked THAT GIRL coming out of the water."

Kid said...

I saw that TV movie when it was first shown, TC, and thought it was excellent. I thought Charles Dance looked very much like Fleming.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...