Diana Hayden

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Diana Hayden
Beauty pageant titleholder
Diana Hayden FilmiTadka.JPG
Hayden at Wake and Walk event in 2016
Born (1973-05-01) 1 May 1973 (age 43)
Hyderabad, India
Occupation Model, Actress
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in)
Title(s) Femina Miss India World 1997
Miss World 1997
Femina Miss India 1997
(Femina Miss World India)
Miss World 1997
(Miss World Asia & Oceania)
(Miss Photogenic)
(Spectacular Swimwear)
Spouse Collin Dick (m. 2013)

Diana Hayden (born 1 May 1973) is an Indian actress, model, and beauty queen. She won the Femina Miss India contest in 1997 and was crowned Miss World 1997. She was a contestant in the Indian reality show Bigg Boss.

Early life[edit]

Diana was born in Hyderabad, Telangana, India, in an Anglo-Indian Christian family.[1] She attended St. Ann's High School, Secunderabad[2] and studied Acting and Drama at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, London, UK. She starred in the Bollywood movie 'Ab Bass' and the Indian TV show Bigg Boss 2.

Before she began modeling, she worked for an event management company called Encore. She then worked as a Public Relations Officer at BMG Crescendo, where she assisted in managing the careers of singers Anaida and Mehnaz Hoosein. On Anaida's recommendation, she entered herself into the Miss India contest in 1997.[2]


Diana Hayden won the Femina Miss India World crown in 1997 and then went on to win the Miss World crown in the same year. By doing so, she became the third Indian or part-Indian woman to win the Miss World pageant, after Reita Faria in 1966 and Aishwarya Rai in 1994.

Diana walks for Manish Malhotra & Shaina NC's show

Following her tenure as the global representative for the Miss World organization, Hayden moved to the UK and studied acting at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.[3] She also studied at the Drama Studio London, where she concentrated on the works of Shakespeare and earned a Best Actress nomination from the studio.[3] In 2001, she made her screen debut in the film version of Shakespeare's Othello in South Africa. In 2002, she hosted Miss Europe 2002 in Lebanon along with Miss Lebanon 1997 and Julien Lepers. Diana was signed by the Avalon Academy in 2006 as the face of the Academy and currently serves as a celebrity Guest Lecturer for airline personnel training programs.[3]

In 2008, Diana Hayden became a wild card entry on the second season of the popular Indian TV show Bigg Boss. She was voted off Bigg Boss during Week 13; the episode was aired on 7 November 2008.

Diana Hayden at the finale of Bigg Boss Season 02

She wrote a book called A Beautiful Guide which is an "encyclopedia on grooming and also deals with personality development and confidence building". She took two years to complete the book which was released on 6 August 2012.[4][5]

Diana launches her own book A Beautiful Truth

Personal life[edit]

Diana Hayden married Collin Dick from Las Vegas, United States on 13 September 2013.[6][7] Collin has been working in Mumbai for an international NGO.[8]


  • Othello: A South African Tale (2006)
  • Ab Bas (2004)
  • Tehzeeb (2003)
  • Holby City (TV Series) (2003)
  • Lorie/the loving doll (2012)
Diana Hayden in the promotion of her film Ab Bas


  1. ^ "With Yeats on her lips, India's own Diana Hayden crowned Miss World". Rediff.com. 23 November 1997. Retrieved 25 December 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "Biography of Diana Hayden". WhereInCity India Information. Retrieved 25 December 2010. 
  3. ^ a b c "Biography of Diana Hayden". DianaHayden.com. Retrieved 25 December 2010. 
  4. ^ "Beauty guide". Chennai, India: The Hindu. 5 Aug 2012. Retrieved 6 Aug 2012. 
  5. ^ "Diana Hayden launches her book at Vadodara!". Times of India. 6 Aug 2012. Retrieved 6 Aug 2012. 
  6. ^ "Vegas Wedding for Diana Hayden". The Hindu. 16 Jun 2013. Retrieved 16 Jun 2013. 
  7. ^ Diana-Hayden/articleshow/15373738.cms "Vegas Wedding for Diana Hayden" Check |url= value (help). Times of India. 16 Jun 2013. Retrieved 16 Jun 2013. 
  8. ^ "Vegas wedding for Miss World Diana Hayden - Femina Miss India". The Times Of India. 17 June 2013. 

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Greece Irene Skliva
Miss World
Succeeded by
Israel Linor Abargil
Preceded by
India Rani Jeyraj
Miss World Asia & Oceania
Succeeded by
Malaysia Lina Teoh
Preceded by
Venezuela Ana Cepinska
Miss World Photogenic
Succeeded by
Brazil Adriana Reis
Preceded by
Rani Jeyraj
Femina Miss India World
Succeeded by
Annie Thomas