Bond Girl Ursula Andress in rarely seen sexy snaps from Sean Connery’s Dr No

Bond Girl Ursula Andress poses seductively in a publicity photo taken on the set of Dr No.

The image is one of 12 rarely-seen photos, which also feature the late Sean Connery, that were taken as the 1962 movie was being made.

One depicts the moment when Honey Ryder, played by Swiss star Andress, falls unconscious after drinking drugged coffee in a hotel room as Connery’s Bond looks on, wearing a dressing gown.

The 12 publicity shots are on a contact sheet – a page of small photographic images.

The sheet does contain some candid moments during a break in filming.

Andress is shot during a break adjusting her costume and giggling while having alterations made to her outfit. In another, Connery, who died in October at 90, is seen laughing.

Simmering… Ursula Andress on the set of Dr No

The sheet is being sold by Prop Store auctioneers in London with a guide price of up to £1,200.

A spokesman for Prop Store said: “This photo contact sheet came from the production of Terence Young’s Bond movie Dr. No.

“The images were taken on set and depict the scene in which Bond, played by Sean Connery, and Honey Ryder, played by Ursula Andress, fell unconscious after drinking drugged coffee.”

The sale has some added poignance following Connery’s death last month aged 90.

It was revealed today that Connery died of respiratory failure linked to old age, pneumonia and an irregular heart beat.

Bond Girl Ursula Andress in rarely seen sexy snaps from Sean Connery's Dr No
Bond with Honey after a spiked coffee

His cause of death was confirmed nearly a month after he died at the age of 90, in the early hours of Halloween at his home in the Bahamas.

He died in his sleep, with the factors listed on his death certificate given as pneumonia, respiratory failure, old age and atrial fibrillation – an irregular heart beat.

TMZ, which acquired the certificate, showed how the star died at his luxurious mansion in Nassau on the island of New Providence.

Sean’s wife Micheline Roquebrune had previously told how the actor had died peacefully in his sleep and surrounded by his family.

Bond Girl Ursula Andress in rarely seen sexy snaps from Sean Connery's Dr No
Ursula shares a joke with a costumier on set

The Scottish star shot to fame in 1962 with Dr No, and went on to star in seven films across the franchise, including You Only Live Twice, Diamonds Are Forever and Goldfinger.

He went on to win an Oscar for his portrayal of an Irish police officer in The Untouchables and was knighted by the Queen in 2000.

Sean is survived by wife Micheline and his son Jason Connery. He is due to be cremated with his ashes scattered in his beloved Scotland.

Micheline – who was married to Sean for 40-years – has also revealed that she plans to hold a memorial service for him near his Scottish home when travel regulations allow it.

Bond Girl Ursula Andress in rarely seen sexy snaps from Sean Connery's Dr No
Actress adjusts costume

She told The Scottish Mail On Sunday : “We are going to bring Sean back to Scotland — that was his final wish.

“He wanted his ashes to be scattered in the Bahamas and also in his homeland.

“Whenever it is possible and safe to travel again, then it is the family’s intention to return with him.

“We would like to organise a memorial service for him in Scotland — that is our hope.”

Bond Girl Ursula Andress in rarely seen sexy snaps from Sean Connery's Dr No
A promo shot

Sean had been “ill for some time” before he died in the Bahamas, his son recently revealed.

Jason Connery shared the details of his father’s final days during a chat with the BBC.

He said that his dad died peacefully in his sleep surrounded by loved ones.

Paying tribute to his film star dad, Jason said his death would be a “sad loss for a people around the world”.

According to Jason, Sir Sean “had many of his family who could be in the Bahamas around him” when he died in Nassau.

“We are all working at understanding this huge event as it only happened so recently, even though my dad has been unwell for some time,” admitted Jason.

“A sad day for all who knew and loved my dad and a sad loss for all people around the world who enjoyed the wonderful gift he had as an actor,” he added.


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