Andress's white bikini is regarded as monumental in the history of the bikini, and sales of the two-piece bikini rocketed after the appearance of Andress in Dr. The first bikini had been worn at a Paris fashion show in , but in the s the bikini was still seen as something of a taboo. In the corresponding scene of the original novel , the character Honeychile Rider wears only a leather belt with a scabbard, and no bikini. Andress designed the bikini along with Dr.
‘Bond Girl’ Swimsuits Are Taking Over the Beaches This Summer
In a beach paradise, with the background of rustling palm leaves caressed by the wind, an enchanting voice draws Sean Connery , aka James Bond , from his dreams… Back in , this scene was from the release of the first film, Dr. No, in a long series of the James Bond franchise that is still thriving today. This enchanting voice belongs to Ursula Andress, a then-unknown actress who would reach world fame thanks to an memorable scene and an unforgettable piece of clothing. Emerging from the water in the manner of Botticelli 's Venus , Honey Ryder reaches the shore dripping, tanned and sculptural in a bikini that has become legendary.
Lot All rights reserved. Ursula Andress has particularly fond memories of working on the first Bond film and said: "This bikini made me into a success.