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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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