Miss Universe 1964

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Miss Universe 1964
Corinna Tsopei, Miss Universe 1964
Date1 August 1964
VenueMiami Beach Convention Hall, Miami Beach, Florida, United States
WinnerCorinna Tsopei
CongenialityJeanne Venables
Best National CostumeHenny Deul
PhotogenicEmanuela Stramana
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Miss Universe 1964 was the 13th Miss Universe pageant, held on 1 August 1964 at the Miami Beach Convention Hall in Miami Beach, Florida, United States. Corinna Tsopei of Greece was crowned by Iêda Maria Vargas of Brazil making her the first and so far only Miss Universe from Greece.


Miss Universe 1964 participating nations and results


Placement Contestant
Miss Universe 1964
1st runner-up
2nd runner-up
3rd runner-up
4th runner-up
Top 10
Top 15


Sixty contestants competed for the title.

Country/Territory Contestant Age[a] Hometown
 Argentina María Amalia Ramírez 19 Santa Fe
 Aruba Lidia Lidwina Henriquez Oranjestad
 Australia Ria Lubyen 22 Melbourne
 Austria Gloria Mackh 22 Vienna
 Bahamas Catherine Cartwright 18 Nassau
 Belgium Danièle Defrere 20 Brussels
 Bolivia Olga Mónica del Carpio 19 La Paz
 Brazil Ângela Vasconcelos 19 Paraná
 British Guiana Mary Rande Holl Georgetown
 Canada Mary Lou Farrell 21 St. John's
 Ceylon Annette Dona Kulatunga 19 Colombo
 Chile Patricia Herrera 18 Viña del Mar
 Colombia Alba Ramírez 18 Bogotá
 Costa Rica Dora Marcela Sola 21 San José
 Curaçao Iris de Windt 21 Willemstad
 Denmark Yvonne Mortensen 19 Copenhagen
 Dominican Republic Clara Chapuseaux Comenador
 Ecuador Tanya Klein 18 Guayaquil
 England Brenda Blackler 20 Liverpool
 Finland Sirpa Wallenius 21 Helsinki
 France Edith Noël 20 Paris
 Germany Marina Kettler 20 Berlin
 Greece Corinna Tsopei 20 Athens
 Grenada Christine Hughes St. George's
 Holland Henny Deul 18 Amsterdam
 Hong Kong Mary Bai 23 Hong Kong
 Iceland Thelma Ingvarsdóttir 18 Reykjavík
 India Meher Castelino 18 Bombay
 Ireland Maurine Lecky 19 Dublin
 Israel Ronit Rinat 18 Haifa
 Italy Emanuela Stramana 22 Venice
 Jamaica Beverly Rerrie Kingston
 Japan Chizuko Matsumoto[2] 19 Fukuoka
 Luxembourg Mariette Sophie Luxembourg City
 Malaysia Angela Filmer 19 Klang
 New Zealand Lyndal Ursula Cruickshank 21 Auckland
 Nigeria Edna Park 19 Lagos
 Norway Jorunn Barun 18 Oslo
Okinawa Prefecture Okinawa Toyoko Uehara 20 Okinawa
 Panama Maritza Montilla Coclé
 Paraguay Miriam Riart Brugada 21 Asunción
 Peru Miluska Vondrak 20 Loreto
 Philippines Myrna Panlilio 22 Manila
 Puerto Rico Yolanda Rodríguez 21 Rio Piedras
 Republic of China Lana Yu Yi 20 Taipei
 Saint Vincent Stella Hadley 18 Kingstown
 Scotland Wendy Barrie 19 Glasgow
 South Africa Gail Robinson 20 Johannesburg
 South Korea Shin Jung-hyun 21 Seoul
 Spain Maria José Ulloa Madronero 19 Madrid
 Suriname Cynthia Ingrid Dijkstra 18 Paramaribo
 Sweden Sivi Aaberg 22 Stockholm
  Switzerland Sandra Sulser Lausanne
 Trinidad Julia Merlene Laurence Port of Spain
 Tunisia Claudine Younes 22 Tunis
 Turkey Inçi Duran 18 Istanbul
 United States Bobbi Johnson[3] 19 Washington D.C.
 Uruguay Delia Babiak Montevideo
 Venezuela Mercedes Revenga 18 Caracas
 Wales Marilyn Joy Samuel 22 Monmouthsire


  1. ^ Ages at the time of the pageant


Name changes


Last competed in 1952:

Last competed in 1954:

Last competed in 1958:

Last competed in 1960:

Last competed in 1961:

Last competed in 1962:


  •  Scotland - Doreen Swan was replaced by Wendy Barrie. After running away to marry one of the judges. At this point Doreen was underaged so she and (judge) James Alexander Do Watt Nicoll travelled across America followed by the FBI as they believed she had been kidnapped. Then moved across state lines where it was legal to marry at her age and stayed married for many years.


Did not compete

  •  Singapore - Vera Wee (Singapore was a part of Malaysia until separated in October 1965.)


  •  California - Miss Amity (Jeanne Venables)
  •  Italy - Miss Photogenic (Emanuela Stramana)
  •  Holland - Best National Costume (Henny Deul)

General References

  • West, Donald (ed.). "Miss Universe 1964". pageantopolis.com. Archived from the original on February 7, 2012. Retrieved November 26, 2018.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o "Miss Universe". The Tuscaloosa News. Associated Press. August 2, 1964. Retrieved 12 August 2011.
  2. ^ "SAYING HELLO". Valley News. September 18, 1964. Retrieved 14 April 2016.
  3. ^ "Blonde Math Whiz is Miss USA". Youngstown Vindicator. 30 July 1964. pp. 1, 16. Retrieved 12 September 2023 – via Google News Archive.

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