Miss World 1965

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Miss World 1965
Date19 November 1965
PresentersDavid Jacobs†, Michael Aspel[1]
VenueLyceum Ballroom, London, UK
DebutsCosta Rica, Gambia, Malta, Syria
WithdrawalsAruba, Montserrat, Nicaragua, Spain, Turkey
ReturnsAustralia, Bolivia, Cyprus, Israel, Jordan, Malaysia, Peru, Rhodesia, Tahiti
WinnerLesley Langley [2][3]
 United Kingdom
← 1964
1966 →

Miss World 1965 was the 15th edition of the Miss World pageant, held on 19 November 1965 at the Lyceum Ballroom in London, UK. The winner was Lesley Langley of the United Kingdom.[2][3] She was crowned by Miss World 1964, Ann Sidney of United Kingdom. The UK became the second country to win the contest two years in succession. The first country to achieve this was Sweden when winning in 1951 and 1952. Former British winner, Rosemarie Frankland (Miss World 1961) performed a dance routine alongside Lionel Blair as part of the show's cabaret.


Placement Contestant
Miss World 1965
1st runner-up
2nd runner-up
3rd runner-up
4th runner-up
Top 7
Top 16



Miss World 1965 contestants were evaluated by a panel of judges, among whom included Martine Carol, a French actress.[2]



  • Costa Rica, Gambia, Malta, and Syria competed in Miss World for the first time.

Returning countries[edit]

  • Australia and Tahiti last competed in 1960.
  • Rhodesia last competed in 1961.
  • Bolivia, Cyprus, Israel, Jordan, Malaysia, and Peru last competed in 1963.

Nations not competing[edit]

  •  Chile
  •  Nicaragua – Flora Sánchez Argüello
  •  Paraguay
  •  Philippines
  •  TurkeyZerrin Arbaş


  1. ^ "Miss World 1965"". BBC Genome Project Retrieved 2016-6-24
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z Ottawa Citizen
  3. ^ a b c d The Sydney Morning Herald

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