Nikki van der Zyl

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This is a Dutch name; the family name is van der Zyl, not Zyl.
Nikki Van Der Zyl
Actress Nikki van der Zyl at the opening of the exhibition "Night Flight to Berlin" in November 2013
Born Monica van der Zyl
(1935-04-27) April 27, 1935 (age 79)
Berlin, Germany
Nationality German
Occupation Voice actress, Actress
Years active 1956–1980

Nikki van der Zyl (born 27 April 1935, Berlin, also known as Monica van der Zyl) is a German voice actress most famous for providing the voice of Ursula Andress in the movie Dr. No.[1] She also revoiced all the other female voices in that same movie, except that of Miss Moneypenny (played by Lois Maxwell) and that of Miss Taro (Zena Marshall). Van der Zyl also worked as a dialogue coach who assisted Gert Fröbe, whose English was limited, for the Bond movie Goldfinger. She works as an artist, poet, and public speaker. Her father was Rabbi Dr Werner van der Zyl.

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In January 2013 Nikki published her book "For Your Ears Only", which is now in the process of being translated into German for a 2015 release on the German market. In November 2013, an exhibition called "Night Flight to Berlin" [3] opened in the Museum Pankow in Berlin and ran until April 2014. The exhibition highlighted stages in Nikkis life from her childhood days to the Bond films and her work as a barrister and political correspondent in London. On September 20th 2014, Nikki was a special guest star at a 50th anniversary screening of "Goldfinger" in Braunschweig (Germany) where she was awarded an Honorary Membership in the James Bond Club Deutschland e.V. for her contribution to the James Bond film series.[4]

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