At one time there was actually talk of two former Mrs. Dereks (Ursula and Bo Derek) starring in a movie together, with Bo playing Ursula's daughter.
Born to Rolf Andress, a German diplomat who had disappeared during World War II, and his Swiss wife, a gardener, she had four sisters and a brother.
Celebrated her 70th birthday at the Royal Yacht Britannia in Edinburgh (18 May 2006).
Chosen by Empire magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history (#53) (1995).
Described 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 didn't fit.
Even after their divorce, Ursula and John Derek remained friends up until his death.
Ex-stepmother of Sean Catherine Derek.
Fluent in English, French, Italian, German and Swiss-German.
Friend of Bo Derek.
Grew 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.
Has lived together with Lorenzo Rispoli since 1983.
Her voice was dubbed in Dr. No (1962) because of her strong accent.
Her younger sister, Kàtey Andress, unsuccessfully attempted to start a modeling career.
Is Swiss German.
Measurements: 35-21-35 as starlet in 1955; 37 1/2-22-35 on set of Dr. No (1962); 38C-25-36 on 55th birthday 1991 (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine).
Often referred to as the "definitive" Bond Girl, as her appearance in Dr. No (1962) made her the first in a long line of famous and not-so-famous actresses to add "Bond Girl" status to their resumes by appearing in the James Bond series of films.
On the day of 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 felt in love with the latter, so he left Los Angeles without her (30 September 1955).
Romantically linked to Jean-Paul Belmondo, Marlon Brando, Sean Connery, Ryan O'Neal, Warren Beatty, Dean Martin and Fabio Testi.