Young Ursula Andress: Original Bond Girl Honey Ryder, Then And Now

By Kellar Ellsworth
Left: Ursula Andress at an event for Dr. No (1962). Right: Andress on the set of Dr. No. Source: IMDB

Securing her place in film history as Dr. No's Honey Ryder, Ursula Andress was the original Bond Girl in the 007 film franchise. Following her turn opposite Sean Connery in the 1962 spy flick, the Swiss bombshell continued to be an in-demand actress throughout the '60s and into the '70s. Andress, a classic blonde beauty, remained a sex symbol for decades, appearing in What's New Pussycat (1965), She (1965) and Clash Of The Titans (1981), even though she never duplicated the appeal of Honey Ryder. Playboy ranked her number 17 of the 100 sexiest stars of the 20th century.