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Honey Rider

Female character in the film Dr. No

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More then just a pretty face in a bikini for all of her scenes.

  • Aug 4, 2010
She was the first and many would say the best of the Bond Girls.

She spends most of the film in her white bikini.

Her entrance to the movie is her singing to herself while emerging from the ocean.

Shes gorgeous.

It's hard to deny Ursula Andress as being one of the perfect Bond girls.  What else does she have going for her besides looks?

Shes an autodidact having taught herself since she was young, in fact even brags to Bond: "I bet I know a lot more then you."  Okay Honey, but do you know about the date on a bottle of Sherry?

She had no problem killing her rapist when she was young, upon hearing this Bond quickly takes even more notice of her and knows that she is more then she seems.

A vast knowledge of the ocean-whereupon entering Dr. NO's undersea apartment identifies how far beneth the sea they must be.

Honey in the books is almost identical for what is largely a very well transplanted book to movie.  In fact, take this in-that in the book, Honey still has her infamous entrance to the movie-only naked.  Bond still spots her on the beach and alerts her but she covers her pubic area and her nose-which in the book was told as being a little bent having been beaten by her rapist and it never healed correctly.  That she hides her broken nose, and not her naked breasts is unique to say the least.  It obviously wouldn't fly for a 1962 movie meant for all ages, the first in a series so it's easy to see why it was replaced with the famous bikini scene.

I'll admit that there is a lot about Honey that is great, from her character to her beauty.  She does need some rescuing like most Bond girls and she isn't introduced until the begining of the third act nor is she inportant to the overall story so it could be why I don't think of her as much as other girls first.  On top of that, it's clear that she sadly she only provides sex appeal to the movie and not much else.  But what unforgettable sex appeal.
More then just a pretty face in a bikini for all of her scenes.

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review by . November 04, 2011
posted in Bond, James Bond
Ursula Andress sets the standard for all Bond girls.  Her iconic entrance in Dr. No in the white bikini with the knife at her hip created an image that every school boy in 1962 will never forget.  Even this gay boy fell in love with her.   Although its true her voice was dubbed, her image set the screen on fire.  Halle Berry paid homage to her in Die other Day, but failed to capture that same magic in my opinion.    Jinx was no Honey Rider.     
review by . December 16, 2010
posted in Bond, James Bond
The character of Honey Rider was superb, as she was a very capable and intelligent woman as well as extremely sexy. The Bond movies were extremely progressive in their portrayal of women; there was no shrieking, fainting or other emotional weaker sex nonsense. It all started with Honey Rider.
Quick Tip by . August 12, 2010
posted in Bond, James Bond
Ursulla just may have been the sexiest Bond girl. When she came out of the water she got this young pubescent boy thinking!!! Oh to be young again!!!
Quick Tip by . May 18, 2010
posted in Bond, James Bond
What some call the measuring stick by all other Bond Girls. Stunning and shapely Swedish beauty. Tough and not unbeliveable.
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 Honey Rider is a female character in the James Bond film Dr. No portrayed by Ursula Andress.
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