Daliah Lavi

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Daliah Lavi
DaliahLavi Gewandhaus Leipzig March 8th, 2009.jpg
Lavi live in concert at the Gewandhaus, Leipzig, Germany (March 2009)
Born Daliah Lewinbuk
(1942-10-12) October 12, 1942 (age 71)
Shavei Zion, British Mandate of Palestine
Occupation Actress, singer, model
Years active 1955–1994 and 2008–2009
Spouse(s) Charles Gans
Website
www.daliah-lavi.com

Daliah Lavi (born Daliah Lewinbukh; October 12, 1942) is an Israeli actress, singer, and model.

Life and career[edit]

Lavi was born in Shavei Zion, British Mandate of Palestine, to Jewish parents from Germany and Russia.[1] She studied ballet in Stockholm, Sweden, where she appeared in her first film Hemsöborna (1955). Returning to Israel, her career took off in 1960, when she started appearing in a large number of European and American productions. Fluent in several languages, she has also been in German-, French-, Italian-, Spanish- and English-language films.

Lavi's film appearances include Vincente Minnelli's Two Weeks in Another Town (1962), Mario Bava's gothic classic La Frusta e il corpo, or The Whip and the Body (1963), the role of The Girl in Lord Jim and the first Matt Helm film, The Silencers (1966), opposite Dean Martin. However, her best-known role is probably as 'The Detainer/007' in Casino Royale (1967).

With the decline of her film career, Lavi began a successful schlager singing career in Germany, with hits such as "Oh, wann kommst du?", "Willst du mit mir gehn?" and "C'est ça, la vie (So ist das Leben)". She recorded a German-language cover of Melanie Safka's Look What They've Done to My Song, Ma.

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