Though she seemed quite content to be out of the limelight, she did appear with some regularity on her husband's TV series The Detectives (1959) during its first season, playing a police reporter who has a brief affair with Taylor's character.While raising her children was her prime job, she also became an active volunteer at a children's hospital.
Her Hollywood career wound up very short but sweet.
During her brief peak, Ursula met and eventually married the exceedingly handsome film star Robert Taylor (in 1954) and she subsequently abandoned her film career.
Outside of her two children by her first marriage, Ursula had two more children (Terrance in 1955 and Tessa in 1959), by Taylor.
With two children (Manuela and Michael) in tow, she found work in the late 40s/early 50s as a fashion model in Berlin.
She left postwar Germany at the urging of Howard Hughes and signed up with his RKO company for film representation.
Billed as "The Most Beautiful Girl in the World" during her initial build-up, her debut movie was as a half caste English/India(n) girl in the outdoor drama Monsoon (1952) opposite the handsome, frequently bare-chested George Nader.
While she failed to weave the same kind of foreign magic as that of Marlene Dietrich, she was far more beautiful and was voted "Most Promising Star of 1952" by Modern Screen Magazine and a Golden Globe the next year.
Gorgeous was too tame a word for this foreigner stunner.
Glamorous brunette beauty Ursula Thiess was born Ursula Schmidt in Hamburg Germany on May 15, 1924, the daughter of Hans Schmidt, who managed a printing company, and Wilhelmine Lange, her turbulent childhood including working as compulsory farm laborer on the orders of the Nazi government when the teen refused to join the paramilitary Hitler Youth Movement.