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Ursula Andress was born on the 19th March 1936 in Ostermundigen, Bern, Switzerland, and is an actress, jet-set starlet and sex symbol, who is probably best recognized for starring in the role of Bond girl Honey Ryder in the first James Bond film “Dr. No” (1962), and playing Vesper Lynd in the Bond-parody “Casino Royale” (1967). She also starred in other titles such as “Fun In Acapulco” (1963), and “Clash Of The Titans” (1981). Her career was active for 50 years from 1954.

So, have you ever wondered how rich Ursula Andress is, as of early 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that the total size of Ursula’s net worth is over $25 million, accumulated through her successful career in the entertainment industry.

Ursula Andress Net Worth $25 Million

Ursula Andress was raised with five siblings by her mother, Anna, who worked as a gardener, and her father, Rolf Andress, who was a German diplomat. When she was only 17 years old, Ursula eloped to Rome with an Italian actor, where she started working as an art model and did walk-ons in three quickie Italian features. After a year, she moved to California in order to pursue further her career in the film industry.

Ursula’s acting career began in 1954, when she made her debut appearance as Astrid Sjöström in the film “An American In Rome”, after which she featured in “Sins Of Casanova”, and “La Catena Dell’odio”, both in 1955. In 1962, she gained enormous popularity, as she appeared in the first Bond film “Dr. No”, in the role of Honey Ryder, James Bond’s woman of desire, opposite Sean Connery. There is one scene in this movie where she comes out of the sea in a white bikini carrying a knife on her hip which became an iconic moment in both cinematic and fashion history. From then, her career only went upwards, as well as her net worth.

In the following years, Ursula made appearances in many other memorable film titles such as “Fun In Acapulco” (1963) playing Marguerita Dauphin alongside Elvis Presley, “4 for Texas” (1963) as Maxine Richter, opposite Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin, and “She” (1965), portraying Ayesha, which was directed by Robert Day. By the next decade, she also starred in “The Blue Max” (1966), the Bond satire “Casino Royale” (1967), and “Anyone Can Play” (1969). All of these roles added a considerable amount to her net worth. Furthermore, during the 1960s, she posed nude for Playboy magazine, after which she earned the nickname ‘Ursula Undress’, and appeared nude or semi-nude in coming titles.

In 1970s, Ursula continued to line up success after success, starring in the role of Michelle Nolton in “Stateline Motel” (1973), playing Joséphine De Beauharnais in “The Loves and Times of Scaramouche” (1976), as Princess Dell’Orso in “Double Murder” (1977), and portraying Louise de la Vallière in “The Fifth Musketeer” (1979), increasing further her net worth.

In 1980s, her first role was Aphrodite in the 1981 film “Clash Of The Titans”, after which Ursula was cast in several TV titles, including “The Love Boat” (1983), and “Falcon Crest” (1985). Most recently, she featured in the 2005 film “The Bird Preachers”, in the role of Madonna, directed by Clemens Klopfenstein. Her net worth was certainly rising.

Thanks to her accomplishments, Ursula was nominated for and won numerous awards, for example she was nominated for the Henrietta Award for World Film Favorite – Female and won a Golden Globe for Most Promising Newcomer – Female. Also, her entrance in “Dr. No” was voted No. 1 in the 100 Greatest Sexy Moments in film.

Regarding her personal life, Ursula Andress was married to actor/director John Derek from 1957 to 1966, after which she dated her colleague Harry Hamlin with whom she has a son. Other partners have included Jean-Paul Belmondo (1965-1972), Fabio Testi (1973-1976), and Fausto Fagone (1986–1991).

Quick Facts

Birth date: March 19, 1936
Birth place: Ostermundigen, Bern, Switzerland
Height:5' 5" (1.65 m)
Profession:Actress
Nationality:American, Swiss
Spouse:John Derek (m. 1957–1966)
Children:Dimitri Alexander Hamlin
Parents:Rolf Andress, Anna Andress
Siblings:Kàtey Andress, Erica Andress, Arthur Andress, Charlotte Andress, Ruth Andress
TV shows:Falcon Crest
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Selling her Beverly Hills home for $2.5 million. [September 2016]
2An occasional photographer, some of her pictures have been featured in Elle and Paris Match.
3Onetime boyfriend Nels Van Patten is the brother-in-law of daytime soap star Eileen Davidson, who appears on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (2010) with Lisa Rinna, the current wife of Ursula's ex Harry Hamlin.
4Worked with fellow Bond girls Claudine Auger in Le dolci signore (1968), Barbara Bach in Stateline Motel (1973) and Luciana Paluzzi in The Sensuous Nurse (1975).
5Turned down the role of Empress Nympho in History of the World: Part I (1981), which went to Madeline Kahn.
6Turned down the role of Nova in Planet of the Apes (1968), which went to Linda Harrison.
7Turned down Sharon Tate's role in Valley of the Dolls (1967).
8Turned down Raquel Welch's role in One Million Years B.C. (1966).
9Runs painting and furniture auctions.
10Made a fortune dabbling in the stock market.
11The third of six children. She has a brother, Arthur and four sisters, Erica, Kàtey, Charlotte and Ruth.
12Has been linked romantically with automobile designer John DeLorean, singer Julio Iglesias, Brazilian soccer player Paulo Roberto Falcão, American actors Dennis Hopper and Ryan O'Neal, Austrian actor Helmut Berger, French actor Daniel Gélin, Italian actors Gerardo Amato, Marcello Mastroianni and Franco Nero, real estate developer Stan Herman (second ex-husband of Linda Evans) as well as Ricci Martin (son of Dean Martin), Nels Van Patten (son of Dick Van Patten), Lorenzo Ruspoli, hairdresser Claudio Belfiore and former Sicilian regional assembly member Fausto Fagone, who was a 20-year-old economics student when Andress began a five-year relationship with him in 1986.
13She worked with Peter Sellers, Peter O'Toole, Woody Allen and Burt Bacharach on both What's New Pussycat (1965) and Casino Royale (1967).
14Was the original choice for the role of Sophie in Sophie's Choice (1982) but Meryl Streep, who went on to receive a Best Actress Oscar for her performance, was cast instead.
15Developed reputation as a serial homewrecker after being named correspondent for the divorces between John Derek and Pati Behrs, Jean-Paul Belmondo and Elodie Constant, and Ryan O'Neal and Leigh Taylor-Young. (Fellow Bond girl Lana Wood had actually invaded the last marriage before Andress came along, but the press placed the blame on her nonetheless.) She unapologetically explained "When you are in love, you are in love. That's all that matters.".
16On 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.
17Grew 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.
18Studied painting, sculpture and dance in Paris.
19Described 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.
20Linda Evans drove Ursula to the hospital the day she gave birth to hers and Harry Hamlin's son, Dimitri Hamlin, while Linda's personal assistant located Harry on the set of King of the Mountain (1981) and brought him there in time for the event.
21Born to Rolf Andress, a German diplomat who had disappeared during World War II, and his French wife Anna, a gardener.
22Ex-stepmother of Sean Catherine Derek.
23Friends with Linda Evans, Britt Ekland, Lola Navarro and Bo Derek.
24Is Swiss-German.
25On May 18, 2006, she celebrated her 70th birthday aboard the Royal Yacht Britannia in the company of an international crowd of celebrities in Edinburgh, Scotland.
26A contract she signed with Paramount Pictures in the mid-'50s resulted in no acting roles due to her lack of attendance in the speech class they had arranged for her.
27Her younger sister, Kàtey Andress, unsuccessfully attempted to start a modeling career.
28Her voice was dubbed by Nikki Van der Zyl in Dr. No (1962), She (1965), The Blue Max (1966) and Casino Royale (1967) because of her strong accent.
29Is fluent in English, French, German, Italian and Swiss-German.
30Is the only actress to appear in a canon Bond movie (Dr. No (1962)), an unofficial Bond film (Casino Royale (1967)) and also appear as a character in a Bond novel ("On Her Majesty's Secret Service").
31Lived with Jean-Paul Belmondo from 1965 to 1972.
32Chosen by Empire magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history (#53). [August 1995]
33Was once engaged to Fabio Testi.
34Lived with Harry Hamlin from 1979 to 1983. They had a son, Dimitri Hamlin, in 1980.


Net Worth & Salary

TitleSalary
Dr. No (1962)$6,000


Trademarks

#Trademark
1Seductive deep voice
2Voluptuous figure
3Large brown eyes
4Platinum blonde hair


Quotes

#Quote
1The 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)
2I did enjoy London in the '60s. Everything was fun, it was a happy town, an English town, but now there are no English there!
3[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.
4I have always been a gypsy, dreaming about curiosity and dreaming about traveling.
5[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.
6[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.
7Honestly, 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.
8I 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.
9[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!
10What I look for in a man isn't printable! I wouldn't want to shatter my cool Swiss image.
11When I love a man, I live only for him. I become his slave.
12To 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.
13It'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.
14I 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.
15I 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.


Pictures

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Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1964Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USAMost Promising Newcomer - FemaleDr. No (1962)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1966Henrietta AwardGolden Globes, USAWorld Film Favorite - Female
1964Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsTop Female New Face5th place.


Filmography

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Bird Preachers2005Madonna
Cremaster 51997Queen of Chain
Alles gelogen1996rumored
Fantaghirò 41994TV MovieXellesia
Fantaghirò 31993TV MovieXellesia
Ti ho adottato per simpatia1991TV Movie uncredited
Klassäzämekunft1990Agnes
Man Against the Mob: The Chinatown Murders1989TV MovieBetty Starr
Big Man: Diva1988TV MovieSusy Kaminski
Falcon Crest1988TV SeriesMadame Malec
Peter the Great1986TV Mini-SeriesAthalie
Liberté, égalité, choucroute1985Marie-Antoinette
The Love Boat1983TV SeriesCarole Stanton
Manimal1983TV SeriesKaren Jade
Mexico in Flames1982Mabel Dodge
Clash of the Titans1981Aphrodite
The Fifth Musketeer1979Louise de la Vallière
Tigers in Lipstick1979The Stroller / The Widow
The Mountain of the Cannibal God1978Susan Stevenson
Doppio delitto1977Princess Dell'Orso
Safari Express1976Miriam
The Loves and Times of Scaramouche1976Joséphine De Beauharnais
Spogliamoci così, senza pudor...1976Marina (segment "La visita")
The Sensuous Nurse1975Anna
Africa Express1975Madeleine Cooper
Colpo in canna1975Nora Green
Stateline Motel1973Michelle Nolton
Red Sun1971Cristina
Perfect Friday1970Lady Britt Dorset
The Southern Star1969Erica Kramer
Le dolci signore1968Norma
Casino Royale1967Vesper Lynd (007)
Once Before I Die1966Alex
The Blue Max1966Countess Kaeti von Klugermann
The 10th Victim1965Caroline Meredith
Up to His Ears1965Alexandrine Pinardel
What's New Pussycat1965Rita
She1965/IAyesha
Nightmare in the Sun1965Marsha Wilson
4 for Texas1963Maxine Richter
Fun in Acapulco1963Marguerita Dauphin
Dr. No1962Honey Ryder
Thriller1962TV SeriesLuana
La catena dell'odio1955
Sins of Casanova1955
An American in Rome1954Astrid Sjöström (uncredited)

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Almost True: The Noble Art of Forgery1997Documentary special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Gala de l'union1970TV SeriesHerself
Le démoniaque1968Herself / Cameo Appearance (uncredited)
Today1967TV SeriesHerself
What's My Line?1967TV SeriesHerself - Mystery Guest
Flashes Festival1965Documentary shortHerself
Pariser Journal1965TV Series documentaryHerself
Cinépanorama1965TV Series documentaryHerself
The 'She' Story1965Documentary shortHerself
Fractured Flickers1964TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Corazón de...2016TV SeriesHerself
Belmondo par Belmondo2016TV Movie documentaryHerself
Jetset in den Sixties - Das süße Leben der Schönen und Reichen2010TV Movie documentaryHerself
Vivement dimanche2008TV SeriesHerself
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross2007TV SeriesHerself
Menschen2006TV Series documentaryHerself
Elio Petri... appunti su un autore2005DocumentaryHerself
C'est au programme2005TV Series documentaryHerself
Beckmann2005TV SeriesHerself
¿Dónde estás, corazón?2004TV SeriesHerself
The Best of 'So Graham Norton'2004VideoHerself
100 Greatest Sexy Moments2003TV Movie documentaryHerself
Intimate Portrait2003TV Series documentaryHerself
James Bond: A BAFTA Tribute2002TV Movie documentaryHerself
Bond Girls Are Forever2002TV Movie documentaryHerself
V Graham Norton2002TV SeriesHerself
The 2001 World Music Awards2001TV SpecialHerself
In 80 Jahren um die Welt2001TV Movie documentaryHerself
Harry Saltzman: Showman2000Video documentary shortHerself
Inside 'Diamonds Are Forever'2000Video documentary shortHerself
Terence Young: Bond Vivant2000Video documentary shortHerself
Inside 'Dr. No'2000Video documentary shortHerself
So Graham Norton1999TV SeriesHerself
Speciale mastroianni - il fascino della normalità1996TV Movie documentaryHerself
¿Qué apostamos?1996TV SeriesHerself
Si on chantait1995TV SeriesHerself
La nuit des stars à Monte Carlo1995TV MovieHerself
Willemsens Woche1995TV SeriesHerself
Wetten, dass..?1995TV SeriesHerself
La batalla de las estrellas1993TV SeriesHerself
The 1993 World Music Awards1993TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
Momentos de Glória1993TV SeriesHerself (1993)
¡Hola Raffaella!1992TV Series
Primero izquierda1992TV SeriesHerself
This Is Your Life1990TV Series documentaryHerself
Más estrellas que en el cielo1989TV Series documentaryHerself
The Dame Edna Experience1989TV SeriesHerself
The Arsenio Hall Show1989TV SeriesHerself
Hollywood on Horses1989Video documentaryHerself
Àngel Casas Show1987TV SeriesHerself
Fame, Fortune and Romance1986TV SeriesHerself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1967-1986TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest
Elvis: The Echo Will Never Die1986Video documentaryHerself
Thicke of the Night1984TV SeriesHerself
Carnival in Rio1983TV Movie documentaryHerself - at Carnival
James Bond: The First 21 Years1983TV Movie documentaryHerself
Hour Magazine1983TV SeriesHerself
The 54th Annual Academy Awards1982TV Special documentaryHerself - Co-Presenter: Best Film Editing
Women I Love: Beautiful But Funny1982TV MovieHerself
Reporters1981DocumentaryHerself
The Paul Ryan Show1977TV SeriesHerself
Numéro 11976TV SeriesHerself
Due cuori, una cappella1975Herself (uncredited)
The Mike Douglas Show1972TV SeriesHerself - Actress
The David Frost Show1970-1972TV SeriesHerself
Jerry Visits1971TV SeriesHerself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Inside Edition2016TV Series documentaryHerself
Banned Alive! The Rise and Fall of Italian Cannibal Movies2015Documentary
Inside Spectre with Richard Wilkins2015TV Movie documentaryHerself
Top Gear2012TV SeriesHoney Ryder
Edición Especial Coleccionista2011TV SeriesVesper Lynd James Bond 007
Celebrity Naked Ambition2011TV Movie documentaryHerself
Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship & Videotape2010DocumentaryHerself
Memòries de la tele2009TV SeriesHerself
Vita da Star: Cristiano Malgioglio2008TV Movie documentaryHerself
20 to 12006-2007TV Series documentaryHoney Ryder Vesper Lynd
La rentadora2007TV SeriesHerself
La tele de tu vida2007TV SeriesAthalie / Herself
Marcello, una vita dolce2006DocumentaryHerself
Ban the Sadist Videos!2005Video documentaryHerself
Diva Graham Norton2003TV MovieHerself
Best Ever Bond2002TV Movie documentaryHerself (uncredited)
The Definitive Elvis: The Hollywood Years - Part II: 1962-19692002Video documentaryHerself
The Kid Stays in the Picture2002DocumentaryHerself (uncredited)
Cubby Broccoli: The Man Behind Bond2000TV Short documentaryHerself
Ken Adam: Designing Bond2000Video documentary shortHoney
The Bond Sound: The Music of 0072000Video documentary shortHoney Ryder (uncredited)
The Secrets of 007: The James Bond Files1997TV Movie documentaryHoney Ryder (uncredited)
Behind the Scenes with 'Thunderball'1995Video documentaryHerself / HoneyRyder
Behind the Scenes with 'Goldfinger'1995Video documentary shortHerself
The World of Hammer1994TV Series documentaryAyesha
Happy Anniversary 007: 25 Years of James Bond1987TV Movie documentary
Bonds Are Forever1983Video documentaryHoney Ryder / Herself
Famous T & A1982Video documentarySusan Stevenson
Bob Hope's Overseas Christmas Tours: Around the World with the Troops - 1941-19721980TV Movie documentaryHerself
Welcome to Japan, Mr. Bond1967TV MovieHoneychile Rider
The Incredible World of James Bond1965TV Movie documentaryHerself

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