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) 12 October 1942 (age 74)
Shavei Zion, Mandatory 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 Lewinbuk, Hebrew: דליה לביא‎‎; 12 October 1942) is an Israeli actress, singer, and model.

Daliah Lavi (1966)

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.[citation needed]

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.[2]

However, her best-known role is probably as 'The Detainer/007' in Casino Royale (1967). With the decline of her film career, Lavi was discovered by record producer Jimmy Bowien and 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 German-language covers of Melanie Safka's Look What They've Done to My Song, Ma and Gordon Lightfoot's If You Could Read My Mind.[3]



  1. ^ Profile, phnompenhpost.com; accessed 22 June 2015.
  2. ^ Daliah Lavi at the Internet Movie Database
  3. ^ Daliah Lavi at the Internet Movie Database

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