Nikki van der Zyl

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Nikki Van Der Zyl
Actress Nikki van der Zyl at the opening of the exhibition "Night Flight to Berlin" in November 2013
Nikki van der Zyl in 2013
Born Monica van der Zyl
(1935-04-27) 27 April 1935 (age 82)
Berlin, Germany
Nationality German
Occupation Voice actress, Actress
Years active 1956–1980

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.[1] She also revoiced all the other female voices in that same movie, except those of Miss Moneypenny and Miss Taro.[citation needed] 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.

Personal life[edit]

Nikki van der Zyl was born 27 April 1935 in Berlin. Her father was Rabbi Dr. Werner van der Zyl.[2]


James Bond films[edit]

Other films[edit]


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" [3] 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.[citation needed]

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.[4]


  1. ^ "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!". Retrieved 17 April 2014. 
  2. ^ Meaker, Morgan. "For your ears only". Magazine. Kids of Dada. Retrieved 18 April 2014. 
  3. ^ "Night Flight to Berlin" Exhibition Opening with Nikki van der Zyl; The Bond Bulletin". Retrieved 2013-11-12. 
  4. ^ "GOLDFINGER Screening in Braunschweig - A glamorous Anniversary Event; The Bond Bulletin". Retrieved 21 September 2014. 

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