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1952 program cover

Miss Universe 1952
1952 June 28
Long Beach, California, USA  
30 participants

Results
1 FINLAND  Armi Helena Kuusela
2 HAWAII  Elza Kananionapua Edsman
3 GREECE  Daisi Mavraki
4 HONG KONG  Judy Dan
5 GERMANY  Renate Hoy

Top 10
MEXICO Olga Llorens Pérez Castillo
SOUTH AFRICA  Catherine Edwina Higgins
SWEDEN Anne Marie Tistler (Europe '52)
URUGUAY Gladys Rubio Fajardo
USA Jacqueleen "Jackie" Loughery

Award
Miss Friendship  MONTANA (Valerie Johnson)

Remainder
ALASKA Shirley Burnett
AUSTRALIA Leah MacCartney
BELGIUM Myriam Lynn (real name: Marianne Mullender)
CANADA Ruth Carrier
CHILE Esther Saavedra Yoacham
CUBA Gladys López
DENMARK Hanne Sorensen
FRANCE Claude Goddart
GREAT BRITAIN  Aileen P. Chase (World '51)
INDIA Indrani Rahman
ISRAEL Ora Vered
ITALY Giovanna Mazzotti
JAPAN Himeko Kojima
NORWAY Eva Roine
PANAMA Elzibir Gisela Malek
PERU Ada Gabriela Bueno
PHILIPPINES Teresita Torralba Sanchez
PUERTO RICO  Marilia Levy
TURKEY Gelengul Tayfuroglu
VENEZUELA Sofia Silva Inserri

Replaced
URUGUAY Rosa Adela "Nenela" Prunell

Guest
MISS WELCOME TO LONG BEACH  Jeri Miller
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1953 program cover

Miss Universe 1953
1953 July 17
Long Beach, California, USA  
26 participants

Results
1 FRANCE  Christiane Martel (real surname: Magnani)
2 USA  Myrna Rae Hansen
3 JAPAN  Kinuko Ito
4 MEXICO  Ana Bertha Lepe Jiménez
5 AUSTRALIA  Maxine Morgan

Top 16
AUSTRIA Lore Felger (Europe '53)
CANADA Thelma Elizabeth Brewis
DENMARK Jytte Olsen
GERMANY Christel Schaack (winner Europe '54)
ITALY Rita Stazzi
NORWAY Synnöve Gulbrandsen
PANAMA Emita Arosemena Zubieta
PERU Mary Ann Sarmiento Hall
SOUTH AFRICA  Ingrid Rita Mills
TURKEY Ayten Akyol
URUGUAY Ada Alicia Ibáñez Amengual

Awards
Miss Friendship  LOUISIANA (Jeanne Vaughn Thompson)
Miss Photogenic  USA  

Remainder
ALASKA Muriel Hagberg
BELGIUM Elayne Cortois
FINLAND Teija Anneli Sopanen
GREECE Doretta Xirou
HAWAII Aileen Lauwae Stone
PHILIPPINES Cristina Monson Pacheco
PUERTO RICO  Wanda Irizarry
SWEDEN Ulla Marianne Sandklef
SWITZERLAND Danielle Oudinet
VENEZUELA Gisela Carlota Bolaños Scarton

Did not compete
MOROCCO Colette Ribes

Guest
MISS WELCOME TO LONG BEACH  Joan Kelly
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1954 program cover

Miss Universe 1954
1954 July 24
Long Beach, California, USA  
33 participants

Results
1 USA  Miriam Jacqueline Stevenson
2 BRAZIL  Maria Marta Hacker Rocha
3 HONG KONG  Virginia Lee Wai-Chun
4 GERMANY  Regina Ernst
5 SWEDEN  Ragnhild Olausson

Top 16
ARGENTINA Ivana Olga Ana María Francisca Kislinger
CHILE Gloria Legisos
COSTA RICA  Marian Esquivel McKeown
FRANCE Jacqueline Beer
GREECE Rika Dialyna
ITALY Maria Teresa Paliani
NORWAY Mona Stornes
PANAMA Liliana Torre
PERU Isabella León Velarde Dancuart
PHILIPPINES Blesilda Mueler Ocampo
URUGUAY Ana Moreno

Awards
Miss Friendship  GREECE (Andoroulakakis)
Most Popular Girl  MONTANA  

Remainder
ALASKA Charlein Lander
AUSTRALIA Shirley Bliss
BELGIUM Christiane Darnay Neckaerts
CANADA Joyce Mary Landry
CUBA Isis Margarita Finlay García
EL SALVADOR  Myrna Ros Orozco
FINLAND Hymmi Lenita Aulikki Airisto
HONDURAS Lilliam Padilla
ISRAEL Aviva Pe’er
JAPAN Mieko Kondo
KOREA Kae Sun-hae
MEXICO Elvira Castillo Olvera
NEW ZEALAND  Moananui Akiwa Manley
PUERTO RICO  Lucy Santiago
SINGAPORE Marjorie Lee
THAILAND Am-mara At-savanon
WEST INDIES  Evelyn Laura Andrade (Kingston, Jamaica)

Did not compete
BRITISH GUIANA  Camila Rego
GREECE Efi Andoroulakakis (alternate)
HAWAII Kapiolani Miller (no-show)

Guest
MISS WELCOME TO LONG BEACH  Marlene Becker
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1955 program cover

Miss Universe 1955
1955 July 22
Long Beach, California, USA  
33 participants

Results
1 SWEDEN  Hillevi Rombin
2 EL SALVADOR  Maribel Arrieta Gálvez
3 CEYLON  Maureen Neliya Hingert
4 GERMANY  Margit Nünke (winner Europe '56)
5 JAPAN  Keiko Takahashi

Top 15
ARGENTINA Hilda Isabel Sarli
BELGIUM Nicole De Meyer
BRAZIL Emília Barreto Corrêa Lima
CANADA Cathy Diggles
ENGLAND Margaret Rowe
GUATEMALA Maria del Rosario Molina Chacón
HONDURAS Pastora Pagán Valenzuela  (World '55)
NORWAY Solveig Borstad
USA Carlene King Johnson
VENEZUELA Carmen Susana Duijm Zubillaga (winner World '55)

Awards
Miss Friendship  EL SALVADOR  
Most Popular Girl  ENGLAND  

Remainder
ALASKA Lorna McLeod
CHILE Rosa Merello Catalán de Sidgman
COSTA RICA  Clemencia Martínez de Montis
CUBA Gilda Marín (3rd RU World '55)
ECUADOR Leonor Carcache Rodríguez
FINLAND Sirkku Talja
FRANCE Claudie Petit
GREECE Sonia Zoidou
ISRAEL Ilana Carmel
ITALY Elena Fancera
KOREA Kim Mee-chong
LEBANON Hanya Beydoun
MEXICO Yolanda Mayen
NICARAGUA Rosa Argentina Lacayo
PHILIPPINES Yvonne Berenguer de los Reyes
PUERTO RICO  Carmen Laura Betancourt
URUGUAY Inge Hoffmann
WEST INDIES  Noreen Campbell (Port-of-Spain, Trinidad)

Did not compete
DENMARK Karin Pamella Rasmussen (Europe '55)
EGYPT Gladir Leopardi
HOLLAND Angelina Kalkhoven (Europe '55, World '55)
HONG KONG  (disqualified)
TURKEY Suna Soley (Europe '55)

Guest
MISS WELCOME TO LONG BEACH  Judy Ann Ware
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1956 program cover

Miss Universe 1956
1956 July 20
Long Beach, California, USA  
30 participants

Results
1 USA  Carol Laverne Morris
2 GERMANY  Marina Orschel
3 SWEDEN  Ingrid Goude (1st RU Europe '56)
4 ENGLAND  Iris Alice Kathleen Waller (World '56)
5 ITALY  Rossana Galli

Top 15
ARGENTINA Ileana Carré
BELGIUM Lucienne Auquier
BRAZIL Maria José Cardoso
CUBA Marcia Rodríguez Echevarría
FRANCE Anita Treyens
GREECE Rita Gouma
ISRAEL Sara Tal
MEXICO Erna Marta Bauman
PERU Rosa Dolores "Lola" Sabogal Morzán
VENEZUELA Blanquita Heredia Osío

Awards
Miss Friendship  1) COSTA RICA, 2) NEW MEXICO   (Jackie Brown)
Miss Photogenic  1) GERMANY, 2) SWEDEN, 3) VENEZUELA, 4) ITALY, 5) CALIFORNIA (Shurlee Witty)
Most Popular Girl  1) IOWA (Carol Morris), 2) TEXAS (Jo Dodson), 3) GERMANY

Remainder
ALASKA Barbara Maria Sellar
BRITISH GUIANA  Rosalind Iva Joan Fung
CANADA Elaine Evelyn Bishenden
CHILE Concepción Obach Chacana
COSTA RICA  Anabella Granados
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC  Olga Fernánda Fiallo Oliva de los Rosario
ECUADOR Maria Mercedes Flores Espín
GUATEMALA Ileana Garlinger Díaz
HOLLAND Rita Schmidt (4th RU Europe '56)
ICELAND Gudlaug Gudmundsdóttir
JAPAN Yoshie Baba
PHILIPPINES Isabel Escobar Rodriguez
PUERTO RICO  Paquita Vivo
TURKEY Can Uysaloglu
URUGUAY Titina Aguirre

Replaced
PHILIPPINES Edith Noble Nakpil

Did not compete
FINLAND Mirva Orvokki Arvinen

Guest
MISS WELCOME TO LONG BEACH  Sibyl Smith
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1957 program cover

Miss Universe 1957
1957 July 19
Long Beach, California, USA  
32 participants

Results
1 PERU  Gladys Rosa Zender Urbina
2 BRAZIL  Teresinha Gonçalves Morango
3 ENGLAND  Sonia Hamilton (4th RU Europe '57)
4 CUBA  Maria Rosa Gamio Fernández
5 GERMANY  Gerti Daub  (Europe '57)

Top 15
ALASKA Martha Lehmann
ARGENTINA Mónica Lamas (replaced USA who was disqualified)
AUSTRIA Hannerl Melcher
CANADA Gloria Noakes
GREECE Lygia Karavia
ITALY Valeria Fabrizi
JAPAN Kyoko Otani
MOROCCO Jacqueline Dorella Bonilla
SWEDEN Inger Jonsson
URUGUAY Gabriela Pascal

Awards
Miss Friendship   1) PUERTO RICO, 2) SOUTH CAROLINA (Jean Spotts), 3) (tied) FRANCE, TEXASs (Gloria Hunt), TURKEY, OKLAHOMA (Rose Mary Raab), JAPAN, MEXICO  
Miss Photogenic  1) GERMANY, 2) ITALY, 3) BRAZIL, 4) MARTINIQUE, 5) URUGUAY
Most Popular Girl  1) CANADA, 2) GERMANY, 3) ITALY, 4 NORTH DAKOTA (Anne-Marit Studness), 5) PUERTO RICO

Remainder
BELGIUM Janine Hanotiau
CEYLON Camellia Rosalia Perera
COSTA RICA  Sonia Cristina Icaza
ECUADOR Patricia Juliana Benítez Wright
FRANCE Lisa Simon
GUATEMALA Ana Walda Olyslager
HAWAII Ramona Tong
ICELAND Bryndis Schram
ISRAEL Atara Barzilay
KOREA Park Hyun-ok
MARTINIQUE Ginette Cidalise-Montaise
MEXICO Irna Arévalo
PARAGUAY Lucy Montanero Rivarola
PHILIPPINES Mary Ann Carmen Philipps Corrales
PUERTO RICO  Mapita Mercado Cordero
TURKEY Guler Sirmen
VENEZUELA Consuelo Leticia Nouel Gómez (World '57)

Disqualified
USA Leona Mary Gage

Did not compete
AUSTRALIA June Finlayson (World '57)
COLOMBIA Yolanda Pulecio Velez
EL SALVADOR  
GUIANAS
GUINEA
HOLLAND Corine Rottschaefer  (winner Europe '57, SF Universe '58, winner World '59)
HONDURAS
LEBANON
NICARAGUA
POLAND

Guest
MISS WELCOME TO LONG BEACH  Anne Trebes
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1958 program cover

Miss Universe 1958
1958 July 25
Long Beach, California, USA  
36 participants

Results
1 COLOMBIA  Luz Marina Zuluaga Zuluaga
2 BRAZIL  Adalgisa Colombo
3 HAWAII  Geri Hoo
4 USA  Eurlyne Howell
5 POLAND  Alicja Bobrowska

Top 15
CHILE Raquela Molina Urrutia
DENMARK Evy Norlund
GERMANY Marlies Jung Behrens
GREECE Marily Kallimopoulou
HOLLAND Corine Rottschaefer (winner Europe '57, winner World '59)
ISRAEL Miriam Hadar
JAPAN Tomoko Moritake
PERU Beatriz Boluarte
SURINAM Gertrud Gummels
SWEDEN Birgitta Elisabeth Gårdman

Awards
Miss Friendship  1) JAPAN, 2) ECUADOR, 3) ENGLAND, 4) GREECE
Miss Photogenic  1) HOLLAND, 2) (tied) POLAND & FLORIDA (Marcia Valibus)
Most Popular Girl  AUSTRALIA

Remainder
ALASKA Eleonor Moses
ARGENTINA Celina Mercedes Ayala
AUSTRALIA Astrid Tanda Lindholm
BELGIUM Liliane Taelemans
BRITISH GUIANA  Clyo Fernandez
CANADA Eileen Cindy Conroy
CUBA Arminia Pérez y González
ECUADOR Alicia Vallejo Eljuri
ENGLAND Dorothy Hazeldine (Europe '58)
FRANCE Monique Boulinguez
GUATEMALA Maya Glinz
ITALY Clara Coppola
KOREA Oh Geum-soon
MEXICO Elvira Leticia Risser Corredor
NORWAY Greta Andersen
PARAGUAY Graciela Scorza Leguizamón
SINGAPORE Marion Willis
URUGUAY Irene Augustyniak
VENEZUELA Ida Margarita Pieri (World '58)
WEST INDIES  Angela Tong (of Port-of-Spain, Trinidad)

Participated, but was not judged (3 months underage)
COSTA RICA  Eugenia Maria Valverde Guardia

Did not compete
AUSTRIA Hanni Ehrenstrasser (winner Europe '58)  
PHILIPPINES Carmen Remedios Tuazon

Guest
MISS WELCOME TO LONG BEACH  Jacqueline Rose Marie "Jacki" Carter
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1959 program cover

Miss Universe 1959
1959 July 24
Long Beach, California, USA  
34 participants

Results
1 JAPAN  Akiko Kojima
2 NORWAY  Jorunn Kristjansen
3 USA  Terry Lynn Huntingdon
4 ENGLAND  Pamela Anne Searle
5 BRAZIL  Vera Regina Ribeiro

Top 15
BELGIUM Hélène Savigny
COLOMBIA Olga Beatriz Pumarejo Korkor
FRANCE Françoise St-Laurent
GERMANY Carmela Künzel
GREECE Zoidsa "Zoe" Kouroukli
ICELAND Sigridur Thorvaldsdóttir
ISRAEL Rina Izakov
KOREA Oh Hyun-joo
POLAND Zuzanna Cembrowska
SWEDEN Marie Louise Ekström

Awards
Miss Friendship  THAILAND  
Miss Photogenic  ENGLAND  
Most Popular Girl  KOREA  

Remainder
ARGENTINA Liana Cortijo
AUSTRIA Christine Spazier (winner Europe '59)
BOLIVIA Corina Taborga
BURMA Than Than Aye
CANADA Eileen Butter
COSTA RICA  Ziane "Sonia" Monturiol Varand
CUBA Irma Buesa Mas
DENMARK Lisa Stolberg
ECUADOR Carlota Elena Ayala
GUATEMALA Rogelia Cruz Martínez
HAWAII Patricia F. Visser
HOLLAND Peggy Erwich
ITALY Maria Grazia Buccella
LUXEMBOURG Josée Pundel (Europe '59, World '59)
MEXICO Mirna García Dávila
PERU Guadalupe Mariátegui Hawkis
THAILAND Sodsai Venitwatana
TURKEY Ezel Olcay (Europe '58)
URUGUAY Claudia Bernat

Did not compete
PHILIPPINES Christina Matias
UNITED ARAB REPUBLIC (SYRIA)  Nawal Ramli

Guest
MISS WELCOME TO LONG BEACH  Karen Krancus

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