Daniela Bianchi

Daniela Bianchi (born 31 January 1942) is an Italian actress, best known for her role of Bond girl Tatiana Romanova in the 1963 movie From Russia with Love.[1] She played a Soviet cipher clerk sent to entrap agent 007, James Bond. Bianchi's father was an Italian Army colonel. She studied ballet for eight years, and later worked as a fashion model.

Daniela Bianchi
Daniela Bianchi in 1963
Born (1942-01-31) 31 January 1942
Years active1958–1970, 2012
Alberto Cameli
(m. 1970; died 2018)

Acting career

Born in Rome, Bianchi was the first runner-up in the 1960 Miss Universe contest, where she was also voted Miss Photogenic by the press. Her film career began in 1958. In From Russia with Love her voice was dubbed by Barbara Jefford due to Bianchi's heavy accent.

Bianchi starred in a number of French and Italian movies after From Russia with Love, the last being Scacco internazionale in 1968. One of her later films was Operation Kid Brother (also known as OK Connery and Operation Double 007), which was a James Bond spoof filmed in English (though Bianchi was again dubbed) and starring Sean Connery's brother, Neil Connery. Her only role in an American production was in the Dr. Kildare three-part story "Rome Will Never Leave You."

In 1970, Bianchi retired from acting to marry a Genoan shipping magnate, Alberto Cameli, with whom she has one son.[2][3] Her husband died in 2018.[4]

In 2012, Bianchi appeared in a small role in the documentary film We're Nothing Like James Bond.[5]



  1. Horsley, Carter B. "From Russia With Love". The City Review. Archived from the original on 8 April 2012. Retrieved 30 April 2009.
  2. "Tatiana Romanova (Daniela Bianchi)". Archived from the original on 2 December 2008. Retrieved 29 November 2012.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  3. Lussana, Massimiliano. "James Bond e le radici genovesi dello 007 più famoso al mondo". ilGiornale.it. Archived from the original on 8 December 2015. Retrieved 28 November 2015.
  4. "E' morto l'armatore genovese Alberto Cameli - The Medi Telegraph". www.themeditelegraph.com. Archived from the original on 21 March 2018. Retrieved 27 August 2019.
  5. "Italian movie: Noi non siamo come James Bond" (in Italian). Archived from the original on 13 December 2013. Retrieved 25 June 2009.
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