Nikki van der Zyl
|Nikki Van Der Zyl|
Nikki van der Zyl in 2013
|Born||Monica van der Zyl
27 April 1935
|Occupation||Voice actress, Actress|
Monica "Nikki" van der Zyl (born 27 April 1935, Berlin) is a German voice actress known for providing the voice of Honey Ryder in the movie Dr. No. She also revoiced all the other female voices in that same movie, except those of Miss Moneypenny and Miss Taro. Van der Zyl also worked as a dialogue coach who assisted Gert Fröbe, whose English was limited, for the movie Goldfinger. She works as an artist, poet, and public speaker.
James Bond films
- Dr. No (1962; revoiced Ursula Andress, Eunice Gayson and all other female voices except Moneypenny, Miss Taro, Sister Rose and Sister Lily.
- 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)
- On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969; revoiced "Olympe" (Virginia North) and various other characters.)
- Diamonds Are Forever (1971; revoiced Denise Perrier)
- Live and Let Die (1973; partly revoiced Jane Seymour)
- The Man with the Golden Gun (1974; revoiced Francoise Therry and various other characters)
- Moonraker (1979; revoiced Corinne Clery, Leila Shenna and various other characters)
- Man in the Moon (1960, revoiced Shirley Anne Field)
- The Savage Innocents (1960, revoiced Yoko Tani)
- Lafayette (1961, revoiced Claudia Cardinale)
- Call Me Bwana (1963, revoiced Anita Ekberg)
- You Must Be Joking! (1965, revoiced Gabriella Licudi)
- The Ipcress File (1965, revoiced Sue Lloyd)
- She (1965, revoiced Ursula Andress)
- The Blue Max (1966; revoiced Ursula Andress)
- Funeral in Berlin (1966, revoiced Eva Renzi)
- Modesty Blaise (1966, revoiced Monica Vitti)
- One Million Years B.C. (1966, revoiced Raquel Welch)
- Prehistoric Women (1967, revoiced various characters}
- Frankenstein Created Woman (1967, revoiced Susan Denberg)
- Deadlier than the Male (1967, revoiced Sylva Koscina)
- The Jokers (1967, revoiced Gabriella Licudi)
- Hannibal Brooks (1969; revoiced Karin Baal)
- Krakatoa, East of Java (1969, revoiced Jacqui Chan)
- Fraulein Doktor (1969, revoiced Suzy Kendall)
- Scars of Dracula (1970; revoiced Jenny Hanley)
- You Can't Win 'Em All (1970, revoiced Michele Mercier)
- Gawain and the Green Knight (1973, revoiced Ciaran Madden)
- The Cherry Picker (1974; revoiced Lulu)
In January 2013, van der Zyl published her book, For Your Ears Only, which was translated into German for a 2015 release in Germany. 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 van der Zyl's life from her childhood days to the Bond films and her work as a barrister and political correspondent in London.
On 20 September 2014, she 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!". dailymail.co.uk. Retrieved 17 April 2014.
- Meaker, Morgan. "For your ears only". Magazine. Kids of Dada. Retrieved 18 April 2014.
- "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 21 September 2014.