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Beautiful Miss World Winners From 1951-2016

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Beautiful Miss World Winners From 1951-2016 October 10, 2017

What does a woman really, really want? To be treated like the queen she is! There are a few beautiful women out there who followed their hearts and made sure they got their crowns from the society. And here, I am referring to those women who believed in their potential and went on to realize their dreams. This article is saluting all those beautiful women that have been crowned Miss World so far. Every year, this beauty pageant attracts several beautiful women from all over the world. Most of us are keen to know more about them – questions like what makes them beautiful, and the lifestyle they follow. These women inspire millions around the world and keep the fairytale dreams of young girls alive. Here is a list of the Miss World winners who have mesmerized people across the world.

List Of Miss World Winners

  1. Miss World 2016 – Stephanie Del Valle
  2. Miss World 2015 – Mireia Lalaguna
  3. Miss World 2014 – Rolene Strauss
  4. Miss World 2013 – Megan Young
  5. Miss World 2012 – Yu Wenxia
  6. Miss World 2011 – Ivian Sarcos
  7. Miss World 2010 – Alexandria Mills
  8. Miss World 2009 – Kaiane Aldorino
  9. Miss World 2008 – Ksenia Sukhinova
  10. Miss World 2007 – Zhang Zilin
  11. Miss World 2006 – Taťána Kuchařová
  12. Miss World 2005 – Unnur Birna Vilhjálmsdóttir
  13. Miss World 2004 – María Julia Mantilla
  14. Miss World 2003 – Rosanna Davison
  15. Miss World 2002 – AzraAkın
  16. Miss World 2001 – Agbani Darego
  17. Miss World 2000 – Priyanka Chopra
  18. Miss World 1999 – Yukta Mookhey
  19. Miss World 1998 – Linor Abargil
  20. Miss World 1997 – Diana Hayden
  21. Miss World 1996 – Irene Skliva
  22. Miss World 1995 – Jacqueline Aguilera
  23. Miss World 1994 – Aishwarya Rai
  24. Miss World 1997 – Lisa Hanna
  25. Miss World 1992 – Julia Kourotchkina
  26. Miss World 1991 – Ninibeth Leal
  27. Miss World 1990 – Gina Tolleson
  28. Miss World 1989 – Aneta Kręglicka
  29. Miss World 1988 – Linda Pétursdóttir
  30. Miss World 1987 – Ulla Weigerstorfer
  31. Miss World 1986 – Giselle Laronde
  32. Miss World 1985 – Hólmfríður Karlsdóttir
  33. Miss World 1984 – Astrid Carolina Herrera
  34. Miss World 1983 – Sarah-Jane Hutt
  35. Miss World 1982 – Mariasela Álvarez
  36. Miss World 1981 – Pilín León
  37. Miss World 1980 – Gabriella Brum And Kimberley Santos
  38. Miss World 1979 – Gina Swainson
  39. Miss World 1978 – Silvana Suárez
  40. Miss World 1977 – Mary Stävin
  41. Miss World 1976 – Cindy Breakspeare
  42. Miss World 1975 – Wilnelia Merced
  43. Miss World 1974 – Helen Morgan And Anneline Kriel
  44. Miss World 1973 – Marjorie Wallace
  45. Miss World 1972 – Belinda Green
  46. Miss World 1971 – Lúcia Petterle
  47. Miss World 1970 – Jennifer Hosten
  48. Miss World 1969 – Eva Rueber-Staier
  49. Miss World 1968 – Penelope Plummer
  50. Miss World 1967 – Madeline Hartog-Bel
  51. Miss World 1966 – Reita Faria
  52. Miss World 1965 – Lesley Langley
  53. Miss World 1964 – Ann Sidney
  54. Miss World 1963 – Carole Joan Crawford
  55. Miss World 1962 – Catharina Lodders
  56. Miss World 1961 – Rosemarie Frankland
  57. Miss World 1960 – Norma Cappagli
  58. Miss World 1959 – Corine Rottschäfer
  59. Miss World 1958 – Penelope Anne Coelen
  60. Miss World 1957 – Marita Lindahl
  61. Miss World 1956 – Petra Schürmann
  62. Miss World 1955 – Susana Duijm
  63. Miss World 1954 – Antigone Costanda
  64. Miss World 1953 – Denise Perrier
  65. Miss World 1952 – May-Louise Flodin
  66. Miss World 1951 – Kiki Håkansson

Beautiful Miss World Winners’ List With Pictures

1. Miss World Of 2016 – Stephanie Del Valle

  • Date of Birth: December 30, 1996
  • Place of Birth: San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Height:  1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
  • Profession: Student; studing Law and Communication.

Stephanie Del Valle was crowned Miss World on December 18, 2016 at the Miss World 2016, pageant. This event was hosted in Washington, D.C., US. This Puerto Rican beauty has also won the title of Miss Mundo de Puerto Rico 2016. With beautiful brown eyes, glowing skin, and glossy brown hair, Stephanie is truly a beauty queen. We could hardly take our eyes off her when she visited India in June of 2017. She is not only beautiful, but also graceful and intelligent. Stephanie is presently studying Law and Communication at Pace University, New York City.

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2. Miss World Of 2015 – Mireia Lalaguna

  • Date of Birth: November 21, 1992
  • Place of Birth: Barcelona, Spain
  • Height:  1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
  • Profession: Model

Mireia Lalaguna, who was crowned Miss World on December 19, 2015, is the first person from Spain to win this title. The pageant was hosted in Sanya, China. She has also won the Miss World Spain 2015 and Miss Atlántico International 2014 titles. Her beautiful blue eyes and long blond hair are mesmerizing – and remind us of all the princess stories we have heard as children. But, this beauty queen is not just a pretty face! She has a degree in pharmacy from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. Beauty with brains!

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3. Miss World Of 2014 – Rolene Strauss

  • Date of Birth: April 22, 1992
  • Place of Birth: Volksrust, South Africa
  • Height:  1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
  • Profession: Model

This Miss World winner defeated 120 contestants from across the world to win her crown. The pageant was held in London, UK on December 14, 2014. The blue-eyed beauty has won several pageants before. She was crowned Elite Model Look, South Africa, when she was only 15 years old. She went on to win the title of Miss South Africa in 2014. She is the chairperson of The Strauss Foundation, a non-profit organization. She is pursuing a medical degree from University of the Free State.

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4. Miss World Of 2013 – Megan Young

  • Date of Birth: February 27, 1990
  • Place of Birth: Alexandria, Virginia, U.S.
  • Height:  1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
  • Profession: Actress, beauty queen, host, VJ, model, Peace ambassador

Megan has quite a few feathers in her cap. This multi-talented Miss World winner has hosted several TV shows, acted in quite a few films, and even pursued a course in film-making. The Miss World pageant, where Megan won her crown, was held in Indonesia on September 28, 2013. She had previously won the title of Miss World Philippines 2013. She supported the newspaper The Sun in their relief work for the typhoon survivors in the Philippines.

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5. Miss World Of 2012 – Yu Wenxia 

  • Date of Birth: August 6, 1989
  • Place of Birth: Shangzhi, Heilongjiang, China
  • Height:  178 cm (5 ft 10 in)
  • Profession: Actress, television host, singer, model

Yu Wenxia was crowned Miss World on August 18, 2012, at the pageant held in Ordos City, Inner Mongolia, China. This black haired beauty is extremely talented and an expert in Chinese folk songs. In fact, she also won the title of Miss Talent in the pageant. She was named Miss China World 2012 on June 30, 2012. Yu Wenxia has appeared in the film The Transporter Refueled.

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6. Miss World Of 2011 – Ivian Sarcos 

  • Date of Birth: July 26, 1989
  • Place of Birth: Guanare, Portuguesa, Venezuela
  • Height: 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
  • Profession: Model

Ivian won the Miss World 2011 crown at the pageant held in London, UK on November 6, 2011. She is a self-made woman who has seen a lot of struggle in her earlier days. She was orphaned at the age of eight, and was brought up in a convent at Cojedes by nuns. This brown-eyed beauty has won several titles such as Miss World Venezuela and Most Beautiful Face. This is truly a case of dreams come true.

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7. Miss World Of 2010 – Alexandria Mills 

  • Date of Birth: February 26, 1992
  • Place of Birth: Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.
  • Height:  1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
  • Profession: American TV host and fashion model

Alexandria was crowned Miss World on October 30, 2010, at the Miss World pageant held in Sanya, China. This blue-eyed blond beauty is the third woman from the US to be crowned Miss World. She had been modeling since a very young age. She had intended to become a teacher earlier, but decided to pursue a career in modeling. She also has an interest in photographing landscapes. She is a very confident and outgoing person.

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8. Miss World Of 2009 – Kaiane Aldorino 

Date of birth: July 8, 1986
Place of birth: Gibraltar
Height: 1.74 m (5 ft 8 1⁄2 in)
Profession: Mayor of Gibraltar

This is one tough cookie. Presently the Mayor Of Gibraltar, Kaiane was crowned Miss World at the pageant held in Johannesburg, South Africa on December 12, 2009. She was previously crowned Miss Gibraltar 2009. Prior to that, she was working as a human resources clerk at St Bernard’s Hospital. This beautiful woman is not only a competent politician, but a great dancer too! She is trained in hip hop, modern, contemporary, and commercial styles of dancing. She was a part of the Gibraltar National Dance Team that represented Gibraltar in the Formation category at 2008 International Dance Organisation World Showdance Championships.

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9. Miss World Of 2008 – Ksenia Sukhinova 

Date of birth: August 26, 1987
Place of birth: Nizhnevartovsk, Russia
Height: 180 cm (5 ft 11 in)
Profession: Model

Ksenia was crowned Miss World at the pageant held in Johannesburg, South Africa on December 13, 2008. She has won several titles previously, such as Miss Tyumen and Miss Russia 2007. This blue-eyed beauty has been into sports all her life and has participated in calisthenics, swimming, and biathlon.

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10. Miss World Of 2007 – Zhang Zilin 

Date of birth: March 22, 1984
Place of birth: Weihai, Shandong, China
Height: 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Profession: Actress, singer, and fashion model

Zhang Zilin is a very talented person. She won the Miss World title at the pageant held in Sanya, China on December 1, 2007. She was also crowned Miss China World 2007. Prior to that, she had made several achievements in the fields of academics and sports. She has professional training in 100-meter hurdles which she won in the 10th Beijing City Youth Games in 1999. She also excels in Triple Jump. She has a degree from the University of Science and Technology Beijing. She has also received Sports Advance Distinction Award from her university. She lent her voice for the 2008 Summer Olympics soundtrack, as well as appeared in the music video for Beijing Welcomes You.

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11. Miss World Of 2006 – Taťána Kuchařová 

Date of birth: December 23, 1987
Place of birth: Trnava, Czechoslovakia
Height: 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Profession: Actress, dancer, model

Taťána was crowned Miss World on September 30, 2006, in the Miss World pageant hosted in Warsaw, Poland. She is the first woman from the Czech Republic to win this title. She had also been crowned Miss Czech Republic 2006 previously. Taťána was a very beautiful woman, with sparkling green eyes and long blond hair. She has appeared in a fashion video for Fashion TV, which was produced and directed by Alexander Schukoff.

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12. Miss World Of 2005 – Unnur Birna Vilhjálmsdóttir 

Date of birth: May 25, 1984
Place of birth: Reykjavík, Iceland
Height: 174 cm (5 ft 9 in)
Profession: Anthropologist, lawyer, model, actress, TV personality, Master of ceremonies

This pretty lady has a lengthy portfolio. She was crowned Miss Iceland in 2005. She went on to win the Miss World title at the Miss World pageant hosted in Sanya, China on December 10, 2005. Not only did she make a name for herself in the world of fashion and beauty, but also in academics. She has studied to be a lawyer and an anthropologist, served as a police officer at Keflavík International Airport, has been the chairman of the college social club, and taught dance. Also, she has worked in films, sang and danced at various events, played the piano, and choreographed performances. Phewwww! She likes camping, hiking, and horse riding too.

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13. Miss World Of 2004 – María Julia Mantilla 

Date of birth: July 10, 1984
Place of birth: Trujillo, La Libertad, Peru
Height: 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Profession: Actress, dancer, model, teacher

María was crowned Miss World in December 2004 at the Miss World beauty pageant hosted at Sanya in China. She has several interests. She intended to be a high school teacher and was studying for the same. She also planned to pursue tourism as a course so she could float her own online tourist company. She was named Peruvian national champion of Triathlon and Pentathlon. She was also elected national athlete of the year in 2001. She is a professional Marineradancer. She is interested in charity work and has participated in many events for a cause.

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14. Miss World Of 2003 – Rosanna Davison 

Date of birth: April 17, 1984
Place of birth: Dublin, Ireland
Height: 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Profession: Actress, singer, writer, model

Rosanna is her Daddy’s princess. The song “For Rosanna” has been written for her by her musician father, Chris de Burgh. This hazel eyed beauty was named Miss Ireland in 2003. She went on to win the title of Miss World 2003 in December 2003 at the Miss World pageant held in Sanya, China. Rosanna has an arts degree in Sociology and Art History from University College Dublin. She intended to be a qualified nutritional therapist, therefore she took up a part-time course in Dublin. She has authored the book Eat Yourself Beautiful, which turned out to be a bestseller.

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15. Miss World Of 2002 – Azra Akın 

Date of birth: December 8, 1981
Place of birth: Almelo, Netherlands
Height: 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Profession: Actress, dancer, model

The beautiful Azra Akın was crowned Miss World at the Miss World pageant hosted in London, UK on December 2, 2002. She had previously won the Miss Turkey 2002 title. She is a great dancer and has won Yok Boyle Dans, the Turkish version of the TV show Dancing With the Stars. She has acted in several films and hosted many TV shows.

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16. Miss World Of 2001 – Agbani Darego 

Date of birth: December 22, 1982
Place of birth: Lagos, Lagos State, Nigeria
Height: 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Profession: Model

Agbani Darego was the first native African to win the Miss World pageant. The event was held in Sun City, South Africa on November 16, 2001. She had previously won the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria 2001 pageant. She has modeled for several well known brands, such as Christian Dior, Sephora, L’Oréal, Avon, Target, and Macy’s. She has also appeared in magazines like Marie Claire, Allure, Elle, Trace, Stitch, Essence, and Cosmopolitan. She has a degree in Psychology from New York University.

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17. Miss World Of 2000 – Priyanka Chopra 

Date of birth: July 18, 1982
Place of birth: Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, India
Height: 1.69 m
Profession: Actress, singer, film producer, philanthropist

Priyanka Chopra is one bold, beautiful woman with several achievements under her belt. She won the Miss World title in the Miss World pageant that was held in London, UK on November 30, 2000. Priyanka has received several awards for acting – one National Film Award and five Filmfare Awards. She also received the Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award, from the Government of India for her contribution to arts. She has been named one of the ‘100 most influential people in the world’ by the Time magazine. Her foundation ‘The Priyanka Chopra Foundation for Health and Education’ provides educational and healthcare aid to unprivileged children across India.

[ Read: Priyanka Chopra Beauty Secrets ]

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18. Miss World Of 1999 – Yukta Mookhey 

Date of birth: October 7, 1977
Place of birth: Bangalore, India
Height: 1.8 m (5 ft 11 in)
Profession: Actress, model, and politician

Yukta was crowned Miss World at the Miss World pageant that was held in London, UK on December 4, 1999. She has starred in many films. She studied Hindustani classical music for three years. Yukta is involved in social and charitable causes for the underprivileged. She signed up for donating her eyes in 2010. She is presently a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party, a political party in India.

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19. Miss World Of 1998 – Linor Abargil 

Date of birth: February 17, 1980
Place of birth: Netanya, Israel
Height: 1.79 m (5 ft 10 1⁄2 in)
Profession: Lawyer, actress, and model

This woman is strength personified. Linor was raped at knifepoint by her travel agent, Uri Shlomo Nur. Devastated. She reported the incident to Italian authorities. But, they could not arrest Nur due to lack of evidence. She then turned to Israeli authorities, who thankfully supported her and issued an arrest warrant for Nur. He was finally convicted and sentenced to 16 years in prison. Shortly after the rape, Linor was crowned Miss World at the Miss World pageant held on November 26, 1998 in Mahé Island, Seychelles. This gave her a voice to fight against sexual violence. A documentary film named Brave Miss World, which is about Linor, the rape, and the subsequent activism, was released in 2013. She has an undergraduate law degree from Netanya Academic College and is a part of the Israeli Bar.

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20. Miss World Of 1997 – Diana Hayden 

Date of birth: May 1, 1973
Place of birth: Hyderabad, India
Height: 1.79 m (5 ft 10 1⁄2 in)
Profession: Actress and model

Diana Hayden won the Femina Miss India title in 1997. She went on to earn the Miss World title at the pageant hosted in Baie Lazare, Seychelles on November 22, 1997. She has acted in a few films and participated in the TV show Big Boss as a celebrity contestant. She has authored a book named A Beautiful Guide, which is about grooming and personality development.

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21. Miss World Of 1996 – Irene Skliva 

Date of birth: April 4, 1978
Place of birth: Athens, Greece
Height: 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Profession: Model

The beautiful Irene Skliva was crowned Miss World in the Miss World pageant that was hosted in Bangalore, India on November 23, 1996. She was just 18 years old at the time. The green-eyed Greek beauty went on to pursue a career in modeling and TV. She has participated in some of the biggest fashion shows in Milan, Athens, and Munich.

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22. Miss World Of 1995 – Jacqueline Aguilera 

Date of birth: November 17, 1976
Place of birth: Valencia, Carabobo, Venezuela
Height: 1.80 m (5 ft 10 3⁄4 in)
Profession: Model

Jacqueline won the Top Model of the World title in 1995. She went on to become Miss World in the pageant that was held in the Sun City, South Africa on November 18, 1995. Currently, she runs a modeling agency in Venezuela.

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23. Miss World Of 1994 – Aishwarya Rai 

Date of birth: November 1, 1973
Place of birth: Mangalore, Karnataka, India
Height: 1.7 m
Profession: Actress and model

Undoubtedly one of the most beautiful Miss World winners, Aishwarya has also been called “the most beautiful woman in the world” and “the most beautiful Miss World ever”. This light eyed beauty has mesmerized millions over the years. She won the title of Miss World at the Miss World pageant that was held in Sun City, South Africa on November 19, 1994. She has acted in several films, and has received two Filmfare Awards. She was also awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India (2009). She has joined hands with several humanitarian organizations, The Eye Bank Association of India and Joint United Nations Programme on AIDS (UNAIDS) being a couple of them. Aishwarya was the first Indian actress to be a jury member at the Cannes Film Festival.

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She is a Goodwill Ambassador for the Joint United Nations Programme on AIDS (UNAIDS). In 2003, she was the first Indian actress to be a jury member at the Cannes Film Festival.

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24. Miss World Of 1993 – Lisa Hanna 

Date of birth: August 20, 1975
Place of birth: Jamaica
Height: 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Profession: Jamaican politician

Lisa Hanna was crowned Miss World on November 27, 1993. The pageant took place in Sun City, South Africa. She had also won the title of Miss Jamaica World 1993 previously. Presently, Lisa is a Member of Parliament for Saint Ann South East. This beautiful Jamaican politician served as Jamaica’s Minister of Youth and Culture from 2012 to 2016.

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25. Miss World Of 1992 – Julia Kourotchkina 

Date of birth: August 10, 1974
Place of birth: Shcherbinka, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Height: 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Profession: Actress and model

Julia was crowned Miss World on December 12, 1992 at the Miss World pageant hosted at Sun City, South Africa. This graceful blue-eyed woman has worked as an actress and modeled for major brands.

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26. Miss World Of 1991 – Ninibeth Leal 

Date of birth: November 26, 1971
Place of birth: Maracaibo, Zulia, Venezuela
Height: 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Profession: Model and businesswoman

Ninibeth Leal won the title at the Miss World 1991 pageant that was hosted on December 28, 1991, in Georgia, US. She defeated 78 participants to claim the crown.

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27. Miss World Of 1990 – Gina Tolleson 

Date of birth: June 4, 1970
Place of birth: Spartanburg, South Carolina, US
Height: 1.82 m
Profession: Model

Gina was named Miss World on November 8, 1990 at the pageant held in London, UK. She had previously won the title of Miss World America 1990 and Miss South Carolina USA 1990. This hazel-eyed American beauty has worked as a model with reputed brands.

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28. Miss World Of 1989 – Aneta Kręglicka 

Date of birth: March 23, 1965
Place of birth: Szczecin, Szczecin Voivodeship, Poland
Height: 173 cm (5 ft 8 in)
Profession: Dancer

Miss World 1989 pageant took place on November 22, 1989, in Hong Kong. Aneta was declared the winner. She is the first and only woman from Poland to be crowned Miss World. Previously, she had won the title of Miss Polonia 1989. She is a professional dancer and was a part of the contemporary dance group at Gdańsk University. She has a degree in economics.

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29. Miss World Of 1988 – Linda Pétursdóttir 

Date of birth: December 27, 1969
Place of birth: Húsavík, Iceland
Profession: Businesswoman, writer

Linda was crowned Miss World at the Miss World pageant hosted in London, UK on November 17, 1988. She was also named Miss Iceland. She owned a spa named Baðhúsið for more than 20 years. Unfortunately, it was shut down in 2014. She published her autobiography, Linda – ljós & skuggar, in 2003.

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30. Miss World Of 1987 – Ulla Weigerstorfer 

Date of birth: November 28, 1967
Place of birth: Bad Aussee, Styria, Austria
Profession: TV Host, model

Ulla was named winner at the Miss World pageant that was hosted in London, UK on November 12, 1987. She has hosted several TV shows, and also hosted a sports program on radio. She has also authored a couple of books on cosmetics. She owns horses and likes to show jump. She is involved in the politics of her country.

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31. Miss World Of 1986 – Giselle Laronde 

Date of birth: October 24, 1963
Place of birth: Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
Height: 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Profession: Model

Giselle was named Miss World at the Miss World pageant held on November 13, 1986 in London, UK. She was the first woman from Trinidad and Tobago to win this title. She also holds the title of Miss Trinidad & Tobago World 1986. She has a degree in Sociology and Communication from Goldsmith’s College, University of London. Giselle was awarded the Chaconia Medal and a BWIA plane was named after her. She has worked as a Corporate Communications Manager with Angostura Ltd.

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32. Miss World Of 1985 – Hólmfríður Karlsdóttir 

Date of birth: June 3, 1963
Place of birth: Iceland
Height: 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Profession: Model

The Miss World 1985 pageant was hosted in London, UK on November 14, 1985. Hólmfríður was crowned Miss World. She works in a local kindergarten in Iceland.

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33. Miss World Of 1984 – Astrid Carolina Herrera 

Date of birth: June 23, 1964
Place of birth: Caracas, Venezuela
Height: 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Profession: Actress

Astrid was crowned Miss World on November 15, 1984 at the Miss World pageant hosted in London, UK. She also received the Photogenic award. Astrid was also named Miss World Americas.

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34. Miss World Of 1983 – Sarah-Jane Hutt 

Date of birth: October 3, 1964
Place of birth: Britain
Profession: Model

I would say that Sarah was one of the most beautiful Miss World title holders. Simply because she refused to admit that she was the most beautiful woman in the world. In addition to being physically beautiful, this woman is spiritually beautiful as well.

Sarah was crowned Miss World on November 17, 1983 in London, UK.

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35. Miss World Of 1982 – Mariasela Álvarez 

Date of birth: January 31, 1960
Place of birth: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Height: 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Profession: Architect, TV Host

Miss World 1982 pageant was held in London, UK on November 18, 1982. Mariasela Álvarez was named the winner. She has several achievements under her belt. She has been a part of several TV shows, including the award-winning show Esta Noche Mariasela and Con los Ojos Abiertos. As an architect, she has built several important buildings in her country, such as Torre Cristal. She founded Casa Rosada of Santo Domingo, a home run for orphans and HIV children, and Hogar Mariololy.

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36. Miss World Of 1981 – Pilín León 

Date of birth: May 19, 1963
Place of birth: Maracay, Aragua state, Venezuela
Height: 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Profession: Writer for newspapers

Pilín was crowned Miss World on November 12, 1981 at the Miss World pageant hosted in London, UK. She was the first one to switch on the Christmas lights in Oxford Street (1981). Previously, she had won the title of Miss World Venezuela 1981.

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37. Miss World Of 1980 – Gabriella Brum And Kimberley Santos

i) Gabriella Brum

Date of birth: May 19, 1962
Place of birth: Germany
Height: 5′ 10″ (178 cm)
Profession: Model                   

ii) Kimberley Santos

Date of Birth: August 21, 1961
Place of Birth: Guam, US
Profession: Guardian ad litem

Miss World pageant 1980 was held on November 13, 1980 in London, UK. Gabriella Brum was declared the winner. However, she resigned 18 hours later, stating that her boyfriend was against her holding this title. She claimed that this was because there was intense pressure from the media. But, there were allegations that she had posed nude for a magazine, which was against the decorum of the pageant. The crown was handed over to Kimberley Santos, the first runner-up. Tragedy struck when her boyfriend shot himself upon hearing the news of her signing a modeling contract to go to Japan. Fearing an impending separation, he took this drastic step. Kimberley was devastated and took a long time to recover. Presently, she is involved in charity work and is a court-appointed representative. She takes care of children who are in the care of Guam’s social services.

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38. Miss World Of 1979 – Gina Swainson

Date of birth: June 7, 1958
Place of birth: Bermuda
Height: 5ft 9in (1.75 m)
Profession: Model

Gina was named Miss World on November 15, 1979 at the Miss World pageant held in London, UK. She also holds the title of Miss Bermuda 1979. Her country honored her by putting her image on Bermudian postage stamps.

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39. Miss World Of 1978 – Silvana Suárez

Date of birth: September 29, 1958
Place of birth: Córdoba, Argentina
Profession: Actress and model

The Miss World 1978 pageant took place on November 16, 1978 in London, UK. Silvana Suárez won the title of Miss World. She is the second Argentinian woman to win this title.

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40. Miss World Of 1977 – Mary Stävin

Date of birth: August 20, 1957
Place of birth: Örebro County, Sweden
Height: 1.72 m
Profession: Actress and model

Mary Stävin was crowned Miss World at a pageant held in London, UK on November 17, 1977. She has worked in several films, including two James Bond movies – Octopussy and A View to a Kill. She has also released an exercise video and two music videos.

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41. Miss World Of 1976 – Cindy Breakspeare

Date of birth: October 24, 1954
Place of birth: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Profession: Jazz musician and former model

Cindy Breakspeare was named Miss World on November 18, 1976. The event was held in London, UK. She was a very famous jazz musician. She has worked as a recording artist as well.

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42. Miss World Of 1975 – Wilnelia Merced

Date of birth: October 12, 1957
Place of birth: Puerto Rico
Profession: Actress and model

Wilnelia was crowned Miss World on November 20, 1975 at the Miss World pageant held in London, UK. She has worked as a model and actress. She also founded a charity to help Puerto Rico’s underprivileged children.

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43. Miss World Of 1974 – Anneline Kriel 

i) Helen Morgan

Date of birth: September 29, 1952
Place of birth: Walsall, England
Height: 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Profession: Actress, model, TV Host

ii) Anneline Kriel

Date of birth: July 28, 1955
Place of birth: Emalahleni, South Africa
Profession: Actress and model

The Miss World pageant of 1974 took place on November 22, 1974 in London, UK. Helen was crowned Miss World. However, she was forced to resign after four days as the media had discovered that she was an unmarried woman with an 18-month-old child. Though this was not against the rules of the pageant, the organizers put pressure on her to save themselves from “embarrassment”. Helen was succeeded by Anneline Kriel. Anneline was the second woman from South Africa to win the title. She has worked with Johnny Casablanca Model Management Agency.

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44. Miss World Of 1973 – Marjorie Wallace

Date of birth: January 23, 1954
Place of birth: Indianapolis, Indiana
Profession: Actress, TV Host, and model

Marjorie was crowned Miss World in London, UK on November 23, 1973. She was the first woman from the US to win the crown. However, she was stripped of her title after 104 days for not “fulfilling the basic requirements of the job”. Marjorie was reportedly engaged to Formula One driver Peter Revson. However, she had an affair with the Welsh singer Tom Jones, and was seen getting intimate with him on a beach in Barbados. This violated her contract and she was asked to step down from her role. However, that was just the beginning of her misfortunes. Fifteen days after her title was taken from her, Revson was killed in a crash. She became depressed and allegedly attempted to take her life after overdosing on sleeping pills. She was found by her sister, who got her admitted to a hospital.

Marjorie has been a part of many major TV shows, including ‘Baretta’, ‘Get Christie Love!’, and hosted Entertainment Tonight.

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45. Miss World Of 1972 – Belinda Green

Date of birth: May 4, 1952
Place of birth: Australia

Belinda was crowned Miss World on December 1, 1972. The event took place in London, UK. She was the second woman from Australia to win this title.

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46. Miss World Of 1971 – Lúcia Petterle

Date of birth: October 31, 1949
Place of birth: Brazil
Height: 1.72 m
Profession: Doctor

Lúcia was named Miss World on November 10, 1971. The event took place in London, UK. This kind-hearted beauty queen is a doctor, and helps underprivileged children by giving them medical care when required.

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47. Miss World Of 1970 – Jennifer Hosten

Date of birth: October 31, 1947
Place of birth: St. George’s, Grenada
Profession: Radio announcer, development worker, diplomat, author, and model

Jennifer was the winner of Miss World 1970. The pageant took place in London, UK on November 20, 1970. She had previously won the title of Miss Grenada 1970. There were rumors that she had won because of the influence exerted by the Prime Minister of her country, who was one of the judges. She worked for BBC’s Caribbean radio service, and later became a flight attendant. She published her autobiography, Beyond Miss World, in 2008.

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48. Miss World Of 1969 – Eva Rueber-Staier

Date of birth: February 20, 1951
Place of birth: Bruck an der Mur, Austria
Profession: Actress, TV Host, model

Eva Rueber-Staier was named Miss World at the Miss World pageant that was hosted in London, UK on November 27, 1969. Previously, she had been named Miss Austria. She has acted in three James Bond movies – The Spy Who Loved Me, For Your Eyes Only, and Octopussy. She is into art and creates metalwork sculptures.

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49. Miss World Of 1968 – Penelope Plummer

Date of birth: October 26, 1949
Place of birth: Melbourne, Australia
Profession: Librarian, actress, and model

Penelope was crowned Miss World on November 14, 1968. The event took place in London, UK. After her win, she appeared in 1969 Bob Hope Christmas Show.

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50. Miss World Of 1967 – Madeline Hartog-Bel

Date of birth: January 11, 1946
Place of birth: Camaná, Arequipa, Peru
Height: 1.67 m (5 ft 6 in)
Profession: Model

The Miss World pageant of 1967 took place on November 16, 1967. Madeline was named the winner. She was also a semi-finalist in the Miss Universe 1966 contest.

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51. Miss World Of 1966 – Reita Faria

Date of birth: August 23, 1943
Place of birth: Nova Goa, India
Height: 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Profession: Model, Doctor

Reita was crowned Miss World on November 17, 1966. The event took place in London, UK. She was the first Indian and Asian contestant to win this title. She was previously crowned Miss Bombay 1966 and Eve’s Weekly Miss India 1966. This beauty queen refused to work in films or model. Instead, she went on to get an M.B.B.S. degree from Grant Medical College & Sir J. J. Group of Hospitals. Later, she went to London to study at King’s College Hospital.

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52. Miss World Of 1965 – Lesley Langley

Year of birth: 1945
Place of birth: Weymouth, United Kingdom
Profession: Actress and model

Lesley was crowned Miss World on November 19, 1965 at the pageant hosted in London, UK. She has worked in a few films and was featured on the cover of Weymouth’s Official Holiday Guide.

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53. Miss World Of 1964 –Ann Sidney

Date of birth: March 27, 1944
Place of birth: England
Profession: Actress, TV Host

Ann Sidney was named Miss World on November 12, 1964 at a pageant held in London, UK. She has acted in several films, such as ‘The Avengers’, ‘Performance’, and ‘Are You Being Served?’. She has also appeared in many musicals and Christmas Pantomimes. Ann was also the lead singer at MGM Grand Las Vegas.

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54. Miss World Of 1963 – Carole Joan Crawford

Date of birth: February 13, 1943
Place of birth: Jamaica
Height: 5 ft 3 in (1.60 m)
Profession: Model

Carole was crowned Miss World on November 7, 1963. The pageant took place in London, UK. After winning the title, she was welcomed like a queen by her countrymen. The Jamaica Post even issued a set of stamps imprinted with her picture.

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55. Miss World Of 1962 – Catharina Lodders

Date of birth: August 18,1942
Place of birth: Haarlem, Netherlands
Profession: Model

Catharina was crowned Miss World on November 8, 1962 at the Miss World pageant held in London, UK. She had previously been crowned Miss Holland.

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56. Miss World Of 1961 – Rosemarie Frankland

Date of birth: February 1, 1943
Place of birth: Rhosllannerchrugog, Denbighshire, Wales
Profession: Actress, model

Rosemarie was named Miss World on November 9, 1961. The pageant took place in London, UK. She was earlier crowned Miss Wales.

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57. Miss World Of 1960 – Norma Cappagli

Date of birth: June 17, 1939
Place of birth: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Profession: Model

Norma was crowned Miss World on November 8, 1960 at the Miss World pageant that took place in London, UK. She had also been named Miss Argentina World 1960 previously.

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58. Miss World Of 1959 – Corine Rottschäfer

Date of birth: May 8, 1938
Place of birth: Netherlands
Profession: Model

Corine was the first woman from her country to be named Miss World. The pageant took place on November 10, 1959 in London, UK. She was a very successful international model. Later, she floated her own modeling agency in Amsterdam.

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59. Miss World Of 1958 – Penelope Anne Coelen

Date of birth: April 15, 1940
Place of birth: Durban, South Africa
Profession: Actress and model

Penelope was crowned Miss World at the pageant that took place on October 13, 1958 in London, UK. She has her own line of clothing and beauty products, mainly perfumes.

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60. Miss World Of 1957 – Marita Lindahl

Date of birth: October 17, 1938
Place of birth: Finland
Profession: Model

The Miss World pageant of 1957 took place on October 14, 1957 in London, UK. Marita Lindahl was declared the winner. She was the first Finnish woman to win this title.

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61. Miss World Of 1956 – Petra Schürmann

Date of birth: September 15, 1933
Place of birth: Germany
Profession: Actress, model, writer, and TV presenter

Petra won the Miss World crown on October 15, 1956 in the pageant held in London, UK. She has worked in the fields of films, radio, and television, and also authored a few books.

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62. Miss World Of 1955 – Susana Duijm

Date of birth: August 11, 1936
Place of birth: Aragua de Barcelona, Venezuela
Height: 5 ft 8.5 in (1.74 m)
Profession: Actress, TV host, and model

The Miss World pageant was held in London, UK on October 20, 1955. Susana was named the winner. She had previously won the title of Miss Venezuela 1955. She was the first Venezuelan and Latin American to win this title. She has worked in several films and TV shows.

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63. Miss World Of 1954 – Antigone Costanda

Year of birth: 1934
Place of birth: Alexandria, Egypt
Profession: Designer and model

Antigone was named Miss World on October 18, 1954 at the pageant hosted in London, UK. She was a very successful model. In her later years, she ran an interior designing company.

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64. Miss World Of 1953 – Denise Perrier

Date of birth: February 13, 1935
Place of birth: Ambérieu-en-Bugey, France
Profession: Actress and politician

Miss World 1953 pageant was hosted in London, UK on October 19, 1953. Denise Perrier was named the winner. She had earlier won the title of Miss France 1953. She has acted in several films, the most popular being Diamonds Are Forever, the James Bond movie. She was also an active politician.

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65. Miss World Of 1952 – May-Louise Flodin

Date of birth: September 5, 1934
Place of birth: Stockholm, Sweden
Profession: Model

May-Louise was named Miss World on November 14, 1952 at the pageant hosted in London, UK. She had previously won the title of Miss World Sweden 1951.

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66. Miss World Of 1951 – Kiki Håkansson

Date of birth: June 17, 1929
Place of birth: Stockholm, Sweden
Profession: Model

Kiki was crowned Miss World on July 29, 1951 at the Miss World pageant hosted in London, UK. She was the first Miss World of the world. She had previously won the title of Miss World Sweden 1951. Kiki wore a bikini for the crowning ritual, due to which she was condemned by the Pope. This led to the ban of bikinis in the pageant in 1952. Even though bikini was reintroduced later on, Kiki remains the only one to have been crowned wearing a bikini.

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So, that was the Miss World winners’ list. Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder and every woman is beautiful in her own way. And this is the list of those who believed in going all out and proving to the world that they are the best. Which one is your favorite? Who do you think is the most beautiful Miss World ever? Comment in the box below!

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