As reported by Daily Mail, the ivory-colored bikini worn by Ursula Andress in the first Bond movie will be auctioned in Los Angeles (USA). The price is estimated to be up to $500,000 (around Rs. 3.6 crore), according to auctioneers Profiles in History.

Bond Bikini Scene
The bikini worn by the first Bond girl Ursula Andress in the 1962 movie Dr. No will be auctioned next month.

Ursula Andress (born in 1936) became famous all over the world when we debuted in the first Bond movie in 1962 wearing an ivory bikini walking on the beach goes into movie history. Due to the massive success of the film, this scene has been copied and parodied many times. Most recently, the image of Bond Girl wearing an ivory bikini appeared in the Bond movie by actress Halle Berry.

However, this is not the first time this bikini has been auctioned as the bikini was previously auctioned off for Rs. 32,8 lakh in 2001 by Planet Hollywood co-founder Robert Earl.

Bond Bikini Scene 1

In 2001, Ursula Andress shared: 'As a result of starring in Dr. No as the first Bond girl, I was given the freedom to take my pick of future roles, and to become financially independent… My entrance in 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.' 

The upcoming auction will be held online in Los Angeles on Nov 12 - 13. The next movie in the Bond series, "No Time to Die," was announced to be pushed back from November 2020 to an April release in 2021.

On November 12, in addition to Andress's legendary bikini, many other Bond-themed items will also be available at the auction, including Roger Moore's monogrammed pajama ensemble from Live and Let Die, whose price is estimated at around $15,000 (Rs. 10.9 lakh), Jane Seymour's emerald psychic cape and headdress from "Live and Let Die" is predicted to cost around $60,000 to 80,000 (Rs. 43,8 to 58,4 lakh) and the gray signature jacket worn by villain Ernst Blofeld in Diamonds are Forever, could cost between $ 20,000 and $ 30,000 (Rs. 14,6 to 21.9 lakh).