Today, 1960’s sex symbol and jet-setting star Ursula Andress celebrates her birthday. The Swiss actress found great success in Europe and the United States, appearing on screen with some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry — including Elvis and Frank Sinatra. She started her career in Italy at a young age, and quickly rose to fame thanks to her smoldering good looks and cool presence. We take a look at her sexiest role past the break, along with several other 1960’s celebrities who melted the screen with their talents and charisma. Find out what films these sex symbols are known for, and tell us who you’d add to the list in the comments section.
Ursula Andress in Dr. No
Mysterious and charmingly aloof, Ursula Andress broke into Hollywood after signing a contract with Columbia Pictures and heading to the United States. She married shortly after and almost vanished from the screen, but made a huge splash upon her return in 1962 — in one of cinema’s sexiest bikinis, even. The actress’ appearance as Honey Ryder in the first James Bond movie Dr. No helped propel the franchise into popularity and set the standard by which future Bond girls would be judged.