Anneline Kriel

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Anneline Kriel
Born (1955-07-28) July 28, 1955 (age 61)
EMalahleni, South Africa
Alma mater University of Pretoria
Title Miss South Africa 1974
Spouse(s) Peter Bacon (1993)
Phillip Tucker (1989-1994)
Sol Kerzner (1980-1985)

Anneline Kriel (born July 28, 1955) is a South African actress, model and a former Miss World and Miss South Africa .

She became Miss World 1974 representing South Africa after the UK's Helen Morgan resigned only four days after her victory.

She became the second woman from her country to hold the title.

The pageant was held in London, United Kingdom.The event was viewed by an estimated 30 million people and was a Wide World Special on the ABC Television Network.


Anneline Kriel was only 19 years old when she became Miss World in 1974. This marked a tumultuous period in South Africa's history, as the international boycott of South Africa continued to take pace. As a result,Anneline Kriel sometimes caught the fire of international media that depicted her as a face of the apartheid state. In support of the boycott, the US and Australia refused to accept her as part of the obligatory world tour of a Miss World.

Singer Shirley Bassey also protested against her crowning. However, the US later relented and Anneline Kriel made television appearances there. In South Africa, her crowning received a rapturous response from the public and local media.[1]

Thereafter she became an ambassador for several beauty brands, completing public relations activities.

She has also starred in several Afrikaans Movies , Soap operas, Stage plays[2] and the International hit-film, Kill and Kill Again which debuted at no.2 at the US Box Office.[3]

In 1981 she released the pop single, 'He Took Off My Romeos'[4][5]

Personal life[edit]

Anneline Kriel was born and brought up in the mining town of Witbank, the daughter of a prison officer.[1]She has two siblings.

As a student, she lived in Huis Asterhof, Vergeet-my-nie back then, while studying drama at the University of Pretoria. Anneline studies drama and made 1 film "Somer" which was a set book for schools written by CM van den Heever. She also made a television short story in her mother tongue, Afrikaans, called "Storieboekmoord" While she was at university she became Rag Queen and entered the Miss South Africa competition and won the Miss Northern Transvaal Competition. She won Miss South Africa, won Miss World after coming second when the winner had to step down.

In March 1976, Anneline Kriel was embroiled in a scandal over nude photographs that were leaked and appeared in the media and on the front page of the Sunday Times. Roy Hilligenn, Mr. South Africa of 1943, 1944, 1946, and 1976, and Mr. America of 1951, took the photographs and sold them to a British newspaper for R100 000. The photos revealed Anneline Kriel on vacation sunbathing nude and the nudism of those around her such as her boyfriend, Richard Loring and Hilligenn and his family.[6]

Anneline went from being Miss World to be a fashion model and worked in Italy for 5 years. She worked as the Birra Peroni model in television and magazine adds. She also worked as a model in Paris and New York with Johnny Casablanca Model Management Agency. Anneline Kriel has also made efforts to learn French and Italian.

Anneline returned to South Africa after working in New York to marry Sol Kerzner in 1980. After her divorce 5 years later she married Philip Tucker in Johannesburg where they lived and had 2 children, Tayla and Witney. They divorced in 1994 and was in a brutal custody battle.

Anneline married Peter Bacon in 1997, the CEO and former protege of Kerzner. They have been married for 21 years and live in Mauritius

Anneline Kriel and Sol Kerzner sought an interdict against Jonathan Ball Publishers Ltd. and Allan Breenblo over Breenblo's Kerzner Unauthorised, an unauthorised biography of Kerzner. They claimed that the content would infringe on their reputations.[7]

In 2007, Anneline Kriel ( a Goldin family friend), attended the murder trials of the killers of actor Brett Goldin and fashion designer, Richard Bloom.[8]


Film , TV Series and Stage Plays
Year Title Role Notes
1975 Somer Linda du Preez Film
1978 Iemand Soos Jy Roelien Allman Film
1981 Kill and Kill Again Kandy Kane Film
1984 The Wrong time of the Year Stage Play
1985 The Marriage-Go-Round Stage Play
1985 Van der Merwe PI[9] Angel Labuschagne Film
1985 Skoppensboer Hedda Steger TV Series
1987-1993 Ballade vir n Enkeling Alicia Francke TV Series
1989 The Tangent Affair Venetia Tangent Film
1990 Reason to Die Lena Wallace Film


  1. ^ a b A Race Apart: the beauty queens of the apartheid era The Times. 25 June 2010
  2. ^ Motel View Victoria University Press. 1992. pp. 60
  3. ^ Allan, Jani (1980s). Face Value. Longstreet. 
  4. ^ South Africa's Vinyl Music History Retrieved on 15 September 2012
  5. ^ Anneline Kriel - He Took Off my Romeos Soundcloud. Retrieved on 15 September 2012
  6. ^ A Century of Sundays: 100 Years of Breaking News in the Sunday Times, 1906-2006 2006. pp. 229
  7. ^ South African High Court prohibits the publication of Kerzner Unauthorised Retrieved on 14 September 2012
  8. ^ Goldin, Bloom murder trial postponed to May Mail & Guardian. 5 March 2007
  9. ^ VAN DER MERWE P.I. MNET. Retrieved on 15 September 2012

External links[edit]

External video
MISS WORLD - COLOUR 1974 Miss World at the Albert Hall. AP Archive - British Movietone News footage.
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
United Kingdom Helen Morgan
Miss World
Succeeded by
Puerto Rico Wilnelia Merced