Russell "Russi" Taylor was an American voice actress, who was best known for her Disney role as the voice of Minnie Mouse from 1986 until her death in 2019, as well as several other Disney characters including Huey, Dewey, and Louie. She also voiced Nanny and Lucky in 101 Dalmatians: Animated StoryBook.
Russi met Walt Disney one time at Disneyland, Walt asked her what she wanted to do when she grew up, she said work for him and Walt said "okay", years later when Walt passed away Russi was indeed hired by the Walt Disney Company.
Additionally, she met Wayne Allwine, the voice of Mickey Mouse, during a recording for Totally Minnie. She was married to him from 1991, until his death from diabetes in 2009. They were both named Disney Legends in 2007, their plaques are presented together on the same post at the Team ― Disney Michael D. Eisner Building.