Tuesday, March 19, 2013
What do the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Ursula Andress have in common?
What do the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Ursula Andress have in common - and it's not an arch span of 503 metres?
Sydney Harbour Bridge, the one with the big arch, about 6,000,000 rivets and 52,800 tons of steel, was opened on this day (March 19) in 1932, having taken eight years to construct.
Ursula Andress, who caused the first generation of James Bond wannabes to be riveted to their seats, was born on this day in 1936.
The Swiss actress won a Golden Globe for that first Bond-girl role, emerging from the Caribbean in a white bikini and belt as Honey Ryder in Dr No (1962), and set the standard by which all Bond girls - and even Bonds themselves - are now judged.
In 1995, she was chosen by Empire magazine as one of the "100 Sexiest Stars in film history".