Charlotte Sheffield

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Vilém Heckel: Advertising photo, Prague, 1957

Charlotte Sheffield (September 1, 1936 - April 15, 2016) was an American actress who also held the title of Miss USA 1957.

After winning the Miss Utah USA crown, Sheffield, from Salt Lake City, Utah went on to become Utah's first representative to achieve the title of Miss USA, when Mary Leona Gage was stripped of her title days later during the Miss Universe 1957 competition. Sheffield was not allowed to compete for the Miss Universe crown, as she had already missed the preliminary competition. Sheffield went on to compete at the 1957 Miss World pageant, but failed to place.

Charlotte then married Richard Maxfield and had 8 children, four boys and four girls. She was a member of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir for ten years and acted in many plays and movies. She was a special guest at the Miss USA pageant several times through the years. She was most recently seen as a special guest in Las Vegas at the 2011 Miss USA pageant.

In 1958, Miss Sheffield starred alongside Bret Morrison in a science fiction radio drama The Adventure of the Beauty Queen, as a part of the Exploring Tomorrow radio series. Her most recent film was released in 2011 and is titled Stand Strong. The trailer is featured on YouTube under that title. She is seen in the trailer several times.

Charlotte died in 2016 due to Legionnaires' disease.[1]


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