Amparo Muñoz

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Amparo Muñoz
Beauty pageant titleholder
Born Amparo Muñoz Quesada
(1954-06-21)June 21, 1954[1]
Vélez-Málaga, Spain[1]
Died February 27, 2011(2011-02-27) (aged 56)[2]
Málaga, Spain[2]
Occupation Actress
Hair color Light brown
Eye color Green
Title(s) Miss Spain 1973
Miss Universe 1974
Miss Spain 1973
Miss Universe 1974

Amparo Muñoz Quesada (June 21, 1954 – February 27, 2011) was a Spanish actress, model and beauty queen who won the Miss Universe 1974 pageant.

Miss Universe 1974[edit]

Amparo Muñoz came from the town of Vélez-Málaga, Andalusia, where she had won the city title, to compete at the Miss Spain contest held in Lanzarote. After winning, she went on to win the Miss Universe 1974 pageant in Manila, Philippines, only to be forced to give up her crown later that year, because she did not follow organizational rules, and refused to go to Japan. No one else took her place.[1]

Acting career[edit]

She became an instant celebrity in Spain, alongside the likes of Nino Bravo, Pedro Carrasco, Rocío Dúrcal, Rocío Jurado, Camilo Sesto, La Pandilla and other Spanish celebrities of the 1970s, following her victory at Miss Universe with a fruitful show business career.

In 1979, Muñoz acted in the comedy Mama Turns 100, by Carlos Saura. This was followed by performances in 1982's Todo un Hombre (He's all a Man), 1999's A Paradise Under the Stars and 2003's El Tahur. In the late-1990s, she returned to mainstream Spanish cinema with the movie Familia, by Fernando León de Aranoa and started a new life as an actress.


Muñoz died on February 27, 2011, aged 56, due to Parkinson's disease. (idiopathic)


  1. ^ a b c "Amparo Muñoz muere a los 56 años". El Periódico de Catalunya. EFE. August 28, 2014. Retrieved 1 March 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Muere en Málaga a los 56 años Amparo Muñoz, actriz española y Miss Universo en 1974". February 28, 2011. Retrieved 28 February 2011. 

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Philippines Margarita Moran
Miss Universe
Succeeded by
Finland Anne Marie Pohtamo
Preceded by
María del Rocío Martín
Miss Spain
Succeeded by
Chelo Martin