It is hardly as revealing as her notorious white bikini.
But the bathrobe worn by Ursula Andress in Dr No has shown less isn’t always more as the garment fetched a staggering £87,500 at auction – twice the £41,125 made by the two-piece in 2001.
The pale blue wraparound was worn by fan-favourite Bond girl Honey Ryder as she wooed Sean Connery‘s 007 in the 1962 film.
Yet, unlike the beachwear – which Andress sold after rediscovering it in her attic – the actress never owned the bathrobe.
It belonged to Rank Films’ wardrobe assistant Maggie Lewin, who was working on another production when the Bond crew asked to borrow it.
After filming was completed, the garment was returned to Lewin who later – realising its significance following Andress’s fame – sold it on.
The robe fetched a staggering £87,500 at auction whereas her iconic white bikini only went for £41,125 in 2001
The pale blue wraparound was worn by fan-favourite Bond girl Honey Ryder as she wooed Sean Connery ‘s 007 in the 1962 film
But now the most recent owner has pocketed a near-six-figure sum after putting it up for sale at the Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction in London.
In the film, Ryder and Bond were captured and brought to a hidden base owned by Dr No’s eponymous criminal mastermind before being given blue robes.
They were later rendered unconscious with drugged coffee.
It was Andress’s breakthrough role as the first-ever Bond girl and the famed bikini scene – which many prize as the most famous swimsuit sequence in film history – saw the actress play a shell-diver mesmerisingly appearing from the sea, equipped with a knife.
Swiss-German Andress, now 87, said the part gave her financial independence and changed her life.
Commenting on how the bikini was more substantial than the flimsy string ones women have worn since, she said: ‘It’s a mystery. All I did was wear this bikini in Dr No – not even a small one.’