Trust in your spirit! That same spirit is what makes me paint, and makes your friend bake... But we each need to find our own inspiration.
—Ursula to Kiki

Ursula is a good artist in Kiki's Delivery Service. She is a young woman who adores painting, particularly crows, and lives in the middle of the forest in a log cabin. Kiki meets her while attempting to retrieve a stuffed cat she dropped while flying overhead on her broomstick. She was also voiced by Minami Takayama in Japanese version, Edie Mirman in Streamline version and Janeane Garofalo in Disney version.


Ursula has taupe hair, and usually wears an amaranth red sleeveless shirt and jean shorts that are jagged at the ends. She also wears a straw hat sometimes and at night time, also a yellow nightgown.

She always wears open-toed footwear (either flip-flops or sandals), and likes to go barefoot as well.

Character Origin

Before she was named Ursula, she was simply known as 'The Woman' and 'Bird Lady'.


  • Father (unnamed)
  • Kiki (friend)
  • Hooded crows (wild pets/best friend)


  • It is speculated that her name was inspired from the American science-fiction/fantasy author, Ursula K. Le Guin, who Miyazaki is a fan of and whose Earthsea book series was later adapted into Tales from Earthsea by Studio Ghibli.
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