Friday, March 19, 2010


Again I take the tomato route. The lovely lady above is one Ursula Andress born this day 1936, in Bern, Switzerland. The picture above is of her in one of her most famous roles, that of Honey Ryder in 1962's "Dr. No" the first James Bond movie. Apparently in the book, Miss Ryder comes out of the surf wearing ONLY the knife (look closely she has a knife), but that was just a bit too risque for 1960's movie goers, and the bikini (which she fills out so admirably) was added to avoid shocking the audience. Her entrance in the bikini has become a defining Bond moment, and the bikini she is wearing was sold at auction in 2001 for thirty-five thousand quid (i.e. pounds). She became THE Bond girl, and her entrance has been voted the number 1 in a poll of Greatest Sexy Moments by a UK TV station. Her performance in "Dr. No" won her a Golden Globe, and she has had a long acting career since then, but sometimes hero(ines) are made in a moment. A flash of utter brilliance, or in this case smoking hotness (is that a word, it is now). However, she is not just a pretty face, she is fluent in four languages. The sad part of this story is that I would have SWORN she was Swedish, and was quite shocked to see that she was Swiss, so it seems this hero of the day stuff can still teach me somethings as well. No matter, Swedish, Swiss, or Red Chinese she is one fine looking woman, and for today Ursula Andress (March 19th, 1936-present), you are my (205th) hero(ine) of the day.

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