Tuesday, August 18, 2009

miss world 1961

Born in Rhosllannerchrugog, Wrexham, in north-east Wales in 1943, Rosemarie moved to Lancashire, England as a child. She took part in many beauty pageants and won the title of Miss Wales and, later in 1961 in London, England, she became (as Miss United Kingdom) the first British woman and the seventh European to win the Miss World competition. She also was the 1st runner-up at Miss Universe 1961. Together with Gina Swainson, who won the Miss World title as Miss Bermuda in 1979, Frankland is one of only two ladies to come closest to winning both Miss Universe and Miss World, having been 2nd at Universe before winning World. Helen Morgan who was also Miss Wales and Miss United Kingdom, achieved the same feat, but she resigned the Miss World title four days after being crowned. After Miss World, she married The Grass Roots singer/guitarist, Warren Entner and went to live in Los Angeles In 1976 they gave birth to their only child together, a daughter, Jessica. They divorced in 1981. Rosemarie died at the age of 57 in December 2000 in Marina del Rey, near Los Angeles. It is still unconfirmed if her death was a suicide or an accidental prescription drug overdose, she suffered depression and panic disorder throughout her life. Her ashes were flown back to Wales and were buried at Rhosllannerchrugog Cemetery in February 2001. She is survived by her only daughter, Jessica Entner.

1st Runner-up Republic of China - Grace Li Shiu-ying
2nd Runner-up Iceland - Johanna Kolbrun Kristjansdóttir
3rd Runner-up France - Michèle Wargnier
4th Runner-up Denmark - Inge Jörgensen


 USA - Jo Ann Odum
 New Zealand - Leone Mary Main


 Argentina - Susana Julia Pardal
 Austria - Hella Wolfsgrubej
 Finland - Ritva Tuulikki Wächter
 Germany - Romy März
 Ireland - Olive Ursula White
 Japan - Chie Nurakami
 South Africa - Yvonne Brenda Hulley
 Turkey - Güler Samuray


 Argentina - Susana Julia Pardal
 Austria - Hella Wolfsgrubej
 Belgium - Jacqueline Oroi
 Bolivia - Nancy Cortez Justiniano
 Brazil - Alda Maria Coutinho de Moraes
 Ceylon - Sushila Perera
 China, Republic of - Grace Li Shiu-Ying
 Cyprus - Andreava (Rita) Polydorou
 Denmark - Inge Jörgensen
 Ecuador - Magdalena Davila Varela
 Finland - Ritva Tuulikki Wächter
 France - Michèle Wargnier
 Germany - Romy März
 Greece - Efstathia (Efi) Karaiskaki
 Holland - Ria van Zuiden
 Iceland - Johanna Kolbrun Kristjansdóttir
 India - Veronica Leonora Torcato
 Ireland - Olive Ursula White
 Israel - Er'ela Hod
 Italy - Franca Cattaneo
 Japan - Chie Nurakami
 Korea - Hyun Chang-ae
 Lebanon - Leila Antaki
 Luxembourg - Vicky Schoos
 Madagascar - Jeanne Rakatomahanina
 New Zealand - Leone Mary Main
 Nicaragua - Thelma Arana
 Rhodesia & Nyasaland - Angela Joyce Moorcroft
 South Africa - Yvonne Brenda Hulley
 Spain - Maria del Carmen Cervera Fernández
 Suriname - Kitty Essed
 Sweden - Inger Margaretha Lundquist
 Turkey - Güler Samuray
 United Kingdom - Rosemarie Frankland
 United States - Jo Ann Odum
 Uruguay - Roma Spadachinni Aguerre
 Venezuela - Bexy Romero Tosta


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