Nikki van der Zyl
|Nikki Van Der Zyl|
|Born||Monica van der Zyl
April 27, 1935
|Occupation||Voice actress, Actress|
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. 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.
- Dr. No (1962) (Revoiced Ursula Andress and all female voices except Moneypenny, Miss Taro, and possibly Sister Rose and Sister Lily. Despite controversies, Nikki also performed the song "Underneath the Mango Tree" which is heard in the film. Only the version heard on the soundtrack album release was performed by Diana Coupland)
- From Russia with Love (1963) (Revoiced Eunice Gayson and female hotel clerk in Istanbul.)
- Goldfinger (1964) (Revoiced Shirley Eaton as well as Nadja Regin and was English coach to Gert Fröbe on set with him.)
- Thunderball (1965) (Revoiced Claudine Auger and woman in red dress at the nightclub.)
- You Only Live Twice (1967) (Revoiced Mie Hama.)
- Hannibal Brooks (1969) (Revoiced Karin Baal.)
- On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969) (Revoiced Olympe and various other characters.)
- Scars of Dracula (1970) (Revoiced Jenny Hanley.)
- Diamonds Are Forever (1971) (Revoiced Denise Perrier)
- Live and Let Die (1973) (Partly revoiced Jane Seymour).
- The Cherry Picker (1974) (Revoiced Lulu.)
- The Man with the Golden Gun (1974) (Revoiced Francoise Therry and various other characters.)
- Moonraker (1979) (Supposedly revoiced Corinne Cléry; also revoiced various other characters.)
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"  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.
- "Bond's secret girl: Unknown artist dubbed the voices of 007's best-known beauties - but now she's banned from the movies spy's 50th birthday party! | Mail Online". dailymail.co.uk. Retrieved 2014-04-17.
- "Bond´s Secret Weapon". The New York Post. Retrieved 2014-09-24.
- "Night Flight to Berlin" Exhibition Opening with Nikki van der Zyl; The Bond Bulletin". thebondbulletin.blogspot.de. Retrieved 2013-11-12.
- "GOLDFINGER Screening in Braunschweig - A glamorous Anniversary Event; The Bond Bulletin". thebondbulletin.blogspot.de. Retrieved 2014-09-21.