James Dean's sexuality is still a highly discussed topic when it comes to old Hollywood mysteries. Friends and family have identified him as "gay", although in past interviews he would deny claims, but not entirely shut them down. It's most likely that Dean's sexuality was more complicated than black and white and it's suspected he identified with being bisexual or something similar. Regardless of his orientation, while in the spotlight he did have a few romances with some of Hollywood's most beautiful women. This includes his short-lived fling with future Bond Girl actress, Ursula Andress.
She was just 19, and Dean 24, when they began their relationship. It was rumored to be rocky right off the bat, so it didn't last long. It's believed by many that their relationship was a publicity move. One of their most public moments as a couple was at the Thalian's Ball at the famous Ciro's Nightclub in 1955.