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Her Swiss accent was so strong that every line she delivers was dubbed by an actress called Nikki van der Zyl, who in true Bond-style has an alias; she’s often referred to as ‘Monica’.


Despite the fact that she herself was German, van der Zyl’s impeccable voice skills got her the job of revoicing not just Andress but every other female character in the film other than Miss Moneypenny and a Chinese girl. Not content with that (and despite the fact that her fee was a paltry £150), van der Zyl went on to overdub various female voices in every Bond film up to The Man with the Golden Gun, including Shirley Eaton in Goldfinger and some of Jane Seymour’s lines in Live and Let Die. She even worked as dialogue coach to Gert Fröbe, who played the eponymous villain in Goldfinger. The German actor’s English was so limited that he learned some of his lines phonetically, delivering them without knowing their meaning. Finally — and this really proves the woman’s mettle — Nikki van der Zyl overdubbed Raquel Welch’s grunting in One Million Years BC. Be careful how you deploy this information though; there are some men who might go all glassy-eyed at the mere thought of it.


Your real killer fact about Ursula Andress herself, meanwhile, is that she was once the girlfriend of James Dean. Their relationship was turbulent; at one point it was reported that Dean was learning German so that the two could ‘argue in another language’.
 
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One of the marketing guys I met from an aerospace company in the UK told me a funny story. It seems senior officials from certain parts of the world expect "favors" from companies they deal with in the West. Usually the things you'd expect (money, alcohol/drugs, luxury accommodations, companionship, etc.), but others were more inventive.

A very senior military officer from a Middle Eastern nation, a big Bond fan apparently, asked his hosts to arrange for him to drive an Aston-Martin. They "borrowed" a car, and arranged for him to drive it on the runway of an old airfield. After a few trips up and down the runway, the generalissimo stopped to ask where the controls were for the machine guns, oil slick, and the other gizmos seen in the Bond films. He seemed genuinely disappointed the car was not fully equipped.