Nina van Pallandt

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Nina, Baroness van Pallandt
Nina van Pallandt 1970.jpg
Nina van Pallandt in 1970
Born Nina Magdelene Møller-Hasselbalch
(1932-07-15) 15 July 1932 (age 82)
Denmark
Occupation Actress, singer
Years active 1958–1988

Nina, Baroness van Pallandt (born 15 July 1932) is a Danish singer and actress.

Personal life[edit]

Nina and Frederik van Pallandt in Amsterdam (1967)

Born Nina Magdelena Møller, she married Frederik, Baron van Pallandt on 21 September 1960. They formed a singing duo, Nina & Frederik, and achieved worldwide popularity with their calypso-style songs. They had three children:[1]

  • Floris Nicolas Ali, Baron van Pallandt (10 June 1961 – 13 October 2006[2]), a film writer, director and painter.
  • Kirsa Eleonore Clara, Baroness van Pallandt (born 9 August 1963)
  • Ana Maria Else, Baroness van Pallandt (born 30 October 1965)

They parted in 1969 and divorced in 1975.[3] In the early 1990s, Frederik van Pallandt settled in the Philippines. He joined a major Australian crime syndicate, providing transportation for drug trafficking and, in 1994, was shot dead.[4]

In the early 1970s, van Pallandt was romantically linked to Clifford Irving.[5] In the 2006 film, The Hoax, about Irving's fake autobiography of Howard Hughes, Van Pallandt is portrayed by Julie Delpy. The film starred Richard Gere, who appeared with Nina Van Pallandt in one of his earliest films, American Gigolo. Her first marriage was on 11 August 1955 to Thorvald Théodore William Hugo Wessel. She was also married briefly to Robert Kirby, a South African satirist in the 1970s.[6] She now lives in Barcelona, Spain.

Media appearances[edit]

Nina also appeared in several Robert Altman films during the 1970s, including The Long Goodbye, A Wedding, and Quintet. In 1969, she sang John Barry and Hal David's song "Do You Know How Christmas Trees Are Grown?" in the James Bond movie, On Her Majesty's Secret Service, starring George Lazenby. During 1969 and the early 1970s she appeared as a guest on several episodes of The Morecambe & Wise Show for BBC television, and in the later 1988 Tales of the Unexpected episode "A Time to Die".

References[edit]

  1. ^ Descendants of Baron Jacob Adolph van Pallandt (4 generations). Worldroots.com. Retrieved on 28 October 2013.
  2. ^ (Dutch) Nicolas van Pallandt. Bdnwiki.nl. Retrieved on 28 October 2013.
  3. ^ Biography for Nina van Pallandt. IMDb
  4. ^ Sydney Morning Herald, 16 December 2006, "Drug tsar uses silence in fight to keep villa".
  5. ^ "Enter the Baroness Nina". LIFE (Time, Inc.) (11 February 1972): 30–39. 1972. ISSN 0024-3019. 
  6. ^ Obituary: Robert Kirby. Guardian. 27 March 2007.

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