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November 23 2019
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After Marlon Brando set up a screen test, Ursula Andress’s life was never the same.

It is one of the great entrances in movies: Halfway through Dr. No, the first James Bond film, Honey Ryder (Ursula Andress) strides out of the Caribbean wearing a white bikini, a knife at her hip. She has a swimmer’s shoulders (she would not get stranded on an archvillain’s island) and an implacable gaze. A jet-age Venus.

“What are you doing here?” she asks Bond (Sean Connery). “Looking for shells?”

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