Miss World winners list through the years 1951 to 2019 [part 1]

Miss World winners list through the years is compiled here. Part 1 of the compiled list included the years from 1951 to 1960.

It is the biggest beauty pageant is the biggest event in the world. The first event of Miss World was held in London in the year 1951. In the first edition of the contest, a total of 26 contestants participated in the event.

Over the years the number of contestants has increased, beauties all over the world participate in the contest every year.

1951 – It was the first edition of the pageant originally known as Festival Bikini Contest. A total of 26 girls participated in the competition.

1952 – In the second edition of Miss World, only 11 girls participated in the competition.

1953 – In the third edition, only fifteen girls participated in the competition.

1954- In the fourth edition of the contest 16 contestants participated. It was held in London, England on October 18, 1954.

1955 – The fifth edition of the beauty pageant was held on 20 October 1955 at the Lyceum Ballroom in London, United Kingdom. Twenty-one contestants participated in the event.

1956 – The sixth edition took place on 18 October 1956 at the Lyceum Ballroom in London, United Kingdom. Twenty four contestants participated in the event.

1957 – The seventh edition was held on 14 October 1957 at the Lyceum Ballroom in London, United Kingdom. Twenty Three contestants participated in the event.

1958 – The eighth edition took place on 13 October 1958 at the Lyceum Ballroom in London, United Kingdom. Twenty-Two contestants participated in the event.

1959 – The ninth edition was held on 10 November 1959 at the Lyceum Ballroom in London, United Kingdom. Thirty-Seven contestants participated in the event.

1960 – The tenth edition was held on 9 November 1959 at the Lyceum Ballroom in London, United Kingdom. Thirty-Nine contestants participated in the event.

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Miss World winner list through the years 1951 to 1960

Kiki Hakansson – Miss world 1951

Kerstin Kiki Hakansson, Swedish model was crowned Miss world 1951. She became the first Miss World after winning the beauty pageant. It was held in London, at the Lyceum Ballroom on July 27th, 1951.

  • Born: 17 June 1929
  • Birth Place: Stockholm, Sweden
  • Hair color: Light brown
  • Eye Color: blue
  • Occupation: Model, former beauty queen titleholder
  • Died: 2011

May- Louise Flodin – Miss World 1952

May- Louise Flodin was also a Swedish model and beauty queen. She won the contest in 1952 becoming the second winner.

  • Born: 5 September 19934
  • Birth Place: Stockholm, Sweden
  • Hair color: light brown
  • Eye Color: Blue
  • Occupation: Model
  • Died: 4 February 2011 of bone cancer

Denise Perrier – Miss World 1953

Denise Perrie won the third edition of the beauty pageant in 1953. She was a French Actress and a model. She now goes by the name Denise Perrie Lanfranchi. She is still the only French woman to have won the title. She was judges at the finals of Miss World 2005, 2010, 2011 and 2013.

  • Born: 13 February 1935
  • Birthplace:  Ambérieu-en-Bugey, France
  • Occupation: Model and actress
  • Movies: James Bond – Diamonds are forever,  Le Bourgeois gentil mec

Antigone Costanda – Miss World 1954

Antigone Costanda won the fourth edition of the beauty pageant in 1954. She is an Egyptian, model, and designer. She was the first Egyptian beauty to win the title.

  • Born: 1934
  • Place of birth: Alexandria, Egypt

Susana Duijm – Miss World 1955

Susana Duijm was crowned in the fifth edition of the beauty pageant in 1955. She was from Venezuela. She was an actress, TV Host and model. She became the first Venezuelan and Latin American woman to win the Miss World crown.

  • Born: 11 August 1936
  • Birthplace: Aragua de Barcelona, Venezuela
  • Hair color: Black
  • Eye color: Brown
  • Occupation: Model, TV host and actress
  • Died: 18 June 2016

Petra Schurmann – Miss World 1956

Petra Schurmann was the winner of the sixth edition of the beauty pageant in 1956. The beauty queen was a German actress, model, and presenter.

  • Born: 15 September 1933
  • Birthplace: Mönchengladbach, Germany
  • Occupation: Model, TV announcer and actress
  • Died: 19 January 2010

Marita Lindahl – Miss World 1957

Marita Lindahl was a Finnish model, and first woman from Finland to win the crown. She was the winner of the seventh edition of Competition.

  • Born: 7 October 1938
  • Birthplace: Helsinki, Finland
  • Occupation: Model, Entrepreneur
  • Died: 21 March 2017

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Penelope Anne Coelen – Miss World 1958

Penelope Anne Coelen won the eighth edition of the beauty pageant at the age of 18. She was the first major international titleholder to come from Africa.

  • Born: 15 April 1940
  • Birthplace: Durban, South Africa
  • Occupation: Model, Actress

Corine Rottschafer – Miss World 1959

Corine Rottschafer won the title of the ninth edition of the Miss World contest. She is a former Dutch model and became the first woman to win the title. Prior to winning the crown in 1959, she was also crowned Miss Europe in 1957. She also competed in Miss Universe in 1958, where she made to the list of top 15 finalists and won Miss Photogenic award.

  • Born: 8 MAy 1938
  • Birthplace: Hoorn, Netherlands
  • Occupation: Model

Norma Cappagli – Miss World 1960

Norma Cappagli is an Argentinian model who won the tenth edition of the beauty pageant in 1960. She is the first woman from Argentina to win the title.

  • Born: 20 September 1939
  • Place of Birth: Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Occupation: Model

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