Wednesday, 24 September 2008


Christiane Martel
Long Beach, California

Australia's Maxine Morgan
Christiane Martel with 4th runner-up

1st runner-up Myrna Hansen USA
2nd runner-up Kinuko Ito JAPAN
3rd runner-up Anne Bertha Lopez MEXICO
4th runner-up Maxine Morgan AUSTRALIA
Lore Felger AUSTRIA
Thelma Elizabeth Brewis CANADA
Jytte Olsen DENMARK
Christal Schaack GERMANY
Rita Stazzi ITALY
Synnoeve Gulbrandsen NORWAY
Emita Arosemena Zubieta PANAMA
Mary Ann Sarmiento PERU
Ingrid Rita Mills SOUTH AFRICA
Ayten Akyol TURKEY
Ada Alicia Ibáñez Amengual URUGUAY

Twenty six delegates participated in the Miss Universe 1953 pageant won by Miss France, Christiane Martel.. After her reign, Christiane went on to become a popular film actress in her native France as well as in the USA and Mexico. She later married Miguel Aleman, Jr., the son of a former Mexican president. She presently resides in Mexico and is a very popular social figure and is the first lady of the state of Veracruz.

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