And shelling out round £400,000 may make you the proprietor of the world’s most well-known swimwear. Ursula’s ivory-coloured two-piece from James Bond’s first display screen outing in 1962 is amongst iconic 007 props going beneath the hammer in a web based public sale in Los Angeles on November 12 and 13.
It is anticipated to fetch not less than £387,000. Ursula, now 84, performed beachcomber Honey Ryder in Dr No who’s first seen popping out of the ocean with seashells in hand and a knife belted to her hips.
The Swiss actress, who bought the bikini at a London public sale in 2001 for round £48,000, has stated: “My entrance in Ursula’s and the film wearing the bikini on that beautiful beach seems to now be regarded as a classical moment in cinema and made me world famous as The Bond Girl.”
Brian Chanes of auctioneers Profiles in History stated: “It is regarded as the most famous bikini in the world.”
Roger Moore’s monogrammed pyjamas from 1973’s Live And Let Die are estimated to fetch round £12,000, whereas Jane Seymour’s emerald cape and headdress from the identical movie may promote for £62,000.
The gray signature jacket worn by villain Ernst Blofeld in 1971’s Diamonds Are Forever, which starred Sean Connery, may convey greater than £23,000.