James Dean and Ursula Andress dated for a long time. On the day of James Dean death, he asked Ursula to drive with him to San Francisco in his Porsche 550 Spyder. Ursula told James Dean she was in love with John Derek, and James took off from Los Angeles by himself in his Porsche 550 Sypder and he crashed and died. I imagine this brings up the question of whether Ursula literally drove James Dean to his death!?!
James DEAN (1931-1955) ***** #18 AFI Top 50 Actors, unusual star of Hollywood's Golden Age - before his early death he appeared in only 3 starring roles in the space of little over a year, and yet became, and still is, a worldwide cultural icon, symbol of teenage disillusion and rebellion.
At 'Competition Motors' in Hollywood, Rolf Wütherich preparing James Deans Spyder 550 in presence of James Dean and Bill Hickman (offscreen), just a few days before the company leaves for Salinas where James Dean would participate in a major race. By a dramatic accident he would never arrive. This is one of the last pictures with James Dean, taken by Sanford Roth.