Denise Perrier

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Denise Perrier
Miss World 1953, Denise Perrier, Frankrijk.jpg
Denise Perrier in 1953
Denise Margaret Perrier

(1935-02-13) 13 February 1935 (age 84)
Years active1954–1971
TitleMiss World 1953
Beauty pageant titleholder
Miss France 1953
Miss World 1953

Denise Perrier (born February 13, 1935) is a French actress and model who won Miss World 1953. She now goes by "Denise Perrier Lanfranchi."

Perrier was crowned Miss France World 1953 by Miss France World 1952, Nicole Drouin. She represented France in the Miss World 1953 pageant. Perrier was the chosen as Miss World during that year's pageant,[1][2] representing France, the same year that Christiane Martel of France also won the Miss Universe pageant.

Perrier has also acted in films. Her most memorable scene is an uncredited appearance in the 1971 James Bond movie, Diamonds Are Forever. In the scene, after a little persuasion from James Bond, who starts throttling her with the top of her bikini, she gives up and reveals the location of the villain of the film.

After leaving her modelling career, Perrier became active in local government in her native France. She was one of the judges at the 2005, 2010, 2011 and 2013 Miss World contests.



  1. ^ Rose, David (2 February 2010). Sexually, I'm More of a Switzerland: More Personal Ads from the London Review of Books. Simon and Schuster. pp. 149–. ISBN 978-1-4391-2564-9. Retrieved 24 September 2011.
  2. ^ "Miss Egypt Says Crown Should Go To American". Windsor Daily Star. 20 October 1953. Retrieved 24 September 2011.

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Flag of Aquitaine.svg Josiane Pouy
Miss France
Succeeded by
Flag of Provence-Alpes-Cote dAzur.svg Irène Tunc