It’s hardly as revealing as her infamous white bikini.
However the bathrobe worn by Ursula Andress in Dr No has proven much less is not all the time extra because the garment fetched a staggering £87,500 at public sale – twice the £41,125 made by the two-piece in 2001.
The pale blue wraparound was worn by fan-favourite Bond lady Honey Ryder as she wooed Sean Connery’s 007 within the 1962 movie.
But, in contrast to the beachwear – which Andress offered after rediscovering it in her attic – the actress by no means owned the bathrobe.
It belonged to Rank Movies’ wardrobe assistant Maggie Lewin, who was engaged on one other manufacturing when the Bond crew requested to borrow it.
After filming was accomplished, the garment was returned to Lewin who later – realising its significance following Andress’s fame – offered it on.
The gown fetched a staggering £87,500 at public sale whereas her iconic white bikini solely went for £41,125 in 2001
The pale blue wraparound was worn by fan-favourite Bond lady Honey Ryder as she wooed Sean Connery ‘s 007 within the 1962 movie
However now the latest proprietor has pocketed a near-six-figure sum after placing it up on the market on the Leisure Memorabilia Reside Public sale in London.
Within the movie, Ryder and Bond had been captured and dropped at a hidden base owned by Dr No’s eponymous legal mastermind earlier than being given blue robes.
They had been later rendered unconscious with drugged espresso.
It was Andress’s breakthrough function because the first-ever Bond lady and the famed bikini scene – which many prize as probably the most well-known swimsuit sequence in movie historical past – noticed the actress play a shell-diver mesmerisingly showing from the ocean, geared up with a knife.
Swiss-German Andress, now 87, stated the half gave her monetary independence and adjusted her life.
Commenting on how the bikini was extra substantial than the flimsy string ones ladies have worn since, she stated: ‘It is a thriller. All I did was put on this bikini in Dr No – not even a small one.’