Miss Europe

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Map of Miss Europe-winning countries as of 2008.
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Miss Europe is a popular continental beauty pageant among female contestants from the European nations established in February 1929 by Maurice de Waleffe. It was first held at the Paris Opera where participated delegates from 18 countries.

With the break of the World War II the contest was interrupted, but eventually re-established once again by Roger Zeiler of the French "Committee of Elegance" and Claude Berr. Most contestants won their respective national contests for Miss World and Miss Universe, and participated as supplemental training for their respective competitions. If the titleholders have not succeeded in winning their international titles, titleholders eventually compete for the Miss Europe crown, such as the case of France's Elodie Gossuin who placed in the Top 10 at Miss Universe 2001 yet won the Miss Europe title in the subsequent year. After the death of Berr, Roger Zeiler sold the license to the pageant to Endemol France, part of the Dutch television production company Endemol in 2003.

Titleholders[edit]

Miss Russia (in exile) 1933; Miss Europe 1933
Miss Europe 1954-55
Miss Europe 2006
Year Miss Europe Country Venue
1928 Stefanie Job   Switzerland Paris, France
1929 Erzsébet Simon  Hungary Paris Opera, Paris, France
1930 Aliki Diplarakou  Greece Paris, France
1931 Jeanne Juilla  France Paris, France
1932 Åse Clausen  Denmark Nice, France
1933 Tatiana Maslova*  Russia Madrid, Spain
1934 Ester Toivonen  Finland Hastings, United Kingdom
1935 Alicia Navarro  Spain Paris, France
1936 Antonia Arques  Spain Tunis, Tunisia
1937 Britta Wikström  Finland Algiers, Algeria
1938 Sirkka Salonen  Finland Copenhagen, Denmark
1939–1947
not held due to World War II
1948 Jacqueline Donny  France Enghien-les-Bains, France
1949 Juliette Figueras  France Palermo, Italy
1950 Hanni Schall  Austria Rimini, Italy
1951 Jacqueline Genton   Switzerland Palermo, Italy
1952 Günseli Başar  Turkey Naples, Italy
1953 Eloisa Cianni  Italy Istanbul, Turkey
1954 Christel Schaack  West Germany Vichy, France
Danièle Genault  France
1955 Inga Britt Söderberg  Finland Helsinki, Finland
1956 Margit Nünke  West Germany Stockholm, Sweden
Ingrid Goude  Sweden
1957 Corine Rottschäfer  Netherlands Baden-Baden, Germany
1958 Johanna Ehrenstrasser  Austria Istanbul, Turkey
1959 Christine Spatzier  Austria Palermo, Italy
1960 Anna Ranalli  Italy Beirut, Lebanon
1961 Ingrun Helgard Möckel  West Germany Beirut, Lebanon
1962 Maruja García Nicoláu  Spain Beirut, Lebanon
1963 Mette Stenstad  Norway Beirut, Lebanon
1964 Elly Koot  Netherlands Beirut, Lebanon
1965 Juliana Herm  West Germany Nice, France
1966 Maria Dornier  France Nice, France
1967 Paquita Torres Pérez  Spain Nice, France
1968 Leena Marketta Brusiin  Finland Kinshasa, DR Congo
1969 Saša Zajc  Yugoslavia Rabat, Morocco
1970 Noelia Alfonso Cabrera  Spain Piraeus, Greece
1971 Filiz Vural  Turkey Tunis, Tunisia
1972 Monika Sarp  West Germany Estoril, Portugal
1973 Anke Groot  Netherlands Kitzbühel, Austria
1974 Maria Isabel Lorenzo  Spain Vienna, Austria
1976 Riitta Inkeri Väisänen  Finland Rhodes, Greece
1977
not held
1978 Eva Maria Düringer  Austria Helsinki, Finland
1979
not held
1980 Karin Zorn  Austria Puerto de la Cruz, Spain
1981 Anne Mette Larsen  Denmark Birmingham, United Kingdom
1982 Nazlı Deniz Kuruoğlu  Turkey Istanbul, Turkey
1983
not held
1984 Neşe Erberk  Turkey Bad Gastein, Austria
1985 Juncal Rivero Fadrique  Spain Mainz, Germany
1986-87
not held
1988 Michela Rocco di Torrepadula  Italy Ragusa, Italy
1989-90
not held
1991 Susanne Petry (disq.)  Germany Dakar, Senegal
Katerina Michalopoulou  Greece
1992 Marina Tsintikidou  Greece Athens, Greece
1993 Arzum Onan  Turkey Istanbul, Turkey
1994 Lilach Ben-Simon  Israel Istanbul, Turkey
1995 Monika Žídková  Czech Republic Istanbul, Turkey
1996 Claire Marie Harrison  United Kingdom Tirana, Albania
1997 Isabelle Darras  Greece Kiev, Ukraine
1998
not held
1999 Yelena Rogozhina  Russia Beirut, Lebanon
2000
not held
2001 Elodie Gossuin  France Beirut, Lebanon
2002 Svetlana Koroleva  Russia Beirut, Lebanon
2003 Zsuzsanna Laky  Hungary Nogent-sur-Marne, France
2004
not held
2005 Shermine Shahrivar  Germany Paris, France
2006 Alexandra Rosenfeld  France Kiev, Ukraine
not held

By number of wins per country[edit]

Number Country Years
7  France 1931 1948 1949 1954 1966 2001 2006
7  Germany 1954 1956 1961 1965 1972 1991 2005
7  Spain 1935 1936 1962 1967 1970 1974 1985
6  Finland 1934 1937 1938 1955 1968 1976
5  Turkey 1952 1971 1982 1984 1993
5  Austria 1950 1958 1959 1978 1980
4  Greece 1930 1991 1992 1997
3  Russia 1933 1999 2002
3  Italy 1953 1960 1988
3  Netherlands 1957 1964 1973
2  Hungary 1929 2003
2  Denmark 1932 1981
2   Switzerland 1928 1951
1  United Kingdom 1996
1  Czech Republic 1995
1  Israel 1994
1  Norway 1963

Scoretable[edit]

Country Debut Best Result Titles
 Albania 1992 4th Place (1995) 0
 Armenia 1999 2nd Place(2005) 0
 Austria 1928 Winner (1950, 1958, 1959, 1978, 1980) 5
 Azerbaijan N/A 0
 Belarus 1995 2nd Place (1996) 0
 Belgium 1928 2nd Place (1980) 0
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 2001 0
 Bulgaria 1991 Semi-finalist (1993) 0
 Croatia 1997 3rd Place (2001) 0
 Cyprus 1972 7th Place (1976) 0
 Czech Republic 1993 Winner (1995) 1
 Denmark 1928 Winner (1932, 1981) 2
 Estonia 1991 3rd Place (1999) 0
 Finland 1934 Winner (1934, 1937, 1938, 1955, 1968, 1976) 6
 France 1928 Winner (1931 1948 1949 1954 1966 2001 2006) 7
 Republic of Macedonia 1997 0
 Georgia 1996 0
 Germany 1928 Winner (1991, 2005) 2
 Gibraltar 1981 0
 Greece 1928 Winner (1930, 1991, 1992, 1997) 4
 Hungary 1928 Winner (1929, 2003) 2
 Iceland 1957 2nd Place (1978, 1988, 1990, 1992) 0
 Ireland 1928 Semi-finalist (1981) 0
 Israel 1985 Winner (1994) 1
 Italy 1928 Winner (1953, 1960, 1988) 3
 Latvia 1994 0
 Lithuania 1991 Semi-finalist (2002) 0
 Luxembourg 1928 Semi-finalist (1993) 0
 Malta 1967 3rd Place (1972) 0
 Moldova 1999 Semi-finalist (2001, 2006) 0
 Monte Carlo 1953 0
 Montenegro 2006 0
 Netherlands 1928 Winner (1957, 1964, 1973) 3
 Norway 1933 Winner (1963) 1
 Poland 1928 2nd Place (1929, 1930, 1988, 1997, 2001) 0
 Portugal 1960 2nd Place (1970, 1974) 0
 Romania 1991 5th Place (2002) 0
 Russia 1928 Winner (1933, 1999, 2002) 3
 San Marino 2001 0
 Serbia 2006 0
 Slovakia 1993 2nd Place (2003) 0
 Slovenia 1997 Semi-finalist (1997) 0
 Spain 1975 Winner (1985) 1
 Sweden 1936 2nd Place (1956, 1960, 1964, 1972, 1982 ) 0
  Switzerland 1928 Winner (1928, 1951) 2
 Turkey 1930 Winner (1952, 1971, 1982, 1984, 1993) 5
 Ukraine 1993 2nd Place (2006) 0
 United Kingdom 1935 Winner (1996) 1

No longer appearing[edit]

Country Years Best Result Titles Notes
 Czechoslovakia 1930 - 1992 2nd Place (1992) 0 Split into Czech Republic and Slovakia in 1993.
 Serbia and Montenegro 2003 - 2005 3rd Place (2003) 0 Split into Montenegro and Serbia in 2006.
 West Germany 1948 - 1985 Winner (1954, 1956, 1961, 1965, 1972) 5 Competed as Germany from 1949–1985, reunited with East Germany in 1990.
 Yugoslavia 1929 - 2002 Winner (1969) 1 Dissolved into 5 countries in 1991, succeeded by Serbia & Montenegro in 2003
Russia Siberia 1934 0
Peru South America (Paris) 1932 0
 Scotland 1933 0
United States Atlantic 1934 0
Flag of Saar 1920-1935.svg Rhenanie 1935 0
 England 1929 - 1939 0
 Holland 1929 - 1936 0
 Tunisia 1935 - 1936 0
Danube 1935 0
Russia Caucasus 1936 0
 Morocco 1936 0
France Syria-Lebanon 1936 0
Spain Kingdom of Spain 1928 - 1931 0
Spain Spanish Republic 1931 - 1939 Winner (1935, 1936) 2
Spain Spanish State 1939 - 1975 Winner (1962, 1967, 1970, 1974) 4

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