1948
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Miss Sweden (1st on left) was disqualified because she ws a married mother and also wore a padded bra

England
 

Belgium

Finland

England, Finland, Yugoslavia, Switzerland, Czechoslovakia

Miss France, winner of the 1st round, had to compete against 2 late-comers from Austria & Italy.  Here Miss Italy smirks as she inspects Miss France's body.

Austria, Italy, France

Miss France is declared the winner and accepts a kiss on her hand from the Italian manager.  Not all was lost for Miss Italy (background), who later married her manager.

Miss Italy made a remark to her manager that outraged Miss France

Miss Europe 1948

1948 June 6
Casino in Enghien-les-Bains, France
12 entries

Results of preliminary contest (Italy & Austria were delayed)
France  Jacqueline Donny
Finland  Anna-Liisa Leppänen
Switzerland  Helena Sutter

Second round (with Italy & Austria)
France  Jacqueline Donny

Among the remainder
Austria  Ingrid Jonaszin
Belgium
Czechoslovakia
Denmark
France Overseas
Great Britain
 Audrey Smith
Italy  Rossana Martini
Yugoslavia

Disqualified
Sweden  Betty Bjurstroem


Crowning by one of the judges, Miss America 1946 Marilyn Buferd