Anne Marie Pohtamo

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Anne Marie Pohtamo
Beauty pageant titleholder
Born Anne Marie Pohtamo
(1955-08-15) 15 August 1955 (age 61)
Helsinki, Finland
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Hair color Blonde
Eye color Hazel
Title(s) Miss Finland 1975
Miss Universe 1975

Anne Marie Pohtamo (born 15 August 1955, Helsinki, Finland) is a Finnish actress, model and beauty queen who was the second woman from Finland to capture the Miss Universe crown. She claimed the Miss Universe crown in 1975 at the pageant held in El Salvador.[citation needed]

Pohtamo was crowned by Miss Universe 1972 Kerry Anne Wells, not by her predecessor Amparo Muñoz, as Muñoz resigned after six months reign, when she refused a trip to Japan.[1] She became the second Finn to claim the title of Miss Universe, 23 years after Armi Kuusela. Pohtamo later pursued a modeling and movie career, being credited either as Anne Pohtamo or as Anne Pohtamo-Hietanen. She married Arto Hietanen in 1980, and is a mother of four.[citation needed]

Pohtamo is partly Russian descent[2] from her grandmaternal side[citation needed].


  1. ^ "Amparo Muñoz muere a los 56 años". El Periódico de Catalunya. EFE. 28 August 2014. Retrieved 1 March 2011. 
  2. ^ Veronica Shenshin (Aleksanteri Institute): VENÄLÄISET JA VENÄLÄINEN KULTTUURI SUOMESSA (PDF) (Finnish)

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