“Dr No” was a turning point in our cultural history, first for Bond and next for Bikini.
The first-ever Bond movie which came out in 1962 featured Ursula Andress and Sean Connery was a massive hit.
- Honey Ryder was the queen of the Beach long before any of the others came along.
- Andress’ gorgeous two-piece sewn around her wide belt set fire in across the world where it was once perceived as “the four horsemen”.
- Playboy used a bikini on their cover for the first time back in the day.
- Yes, the waters are different today. But the beginning of the era came with the iconic scene where Andress emerges from the sea.
- The cultural shift that took place when we see bond gazing at Andress was an obvious innuendo. The scene invited us to look at her the same way.
- And the scene has left its effects behind. Movies and shows today have adapted so many variations to the scene, it is unbelievable that it didn’t exist at some point.
- It is almost impossible to shoot without this scene, especially when you are at the beach.
- “The bikini made me into a success.” Andress was quoted saying in 2001 and indeed, it was a groundbreaking thing.