Dorothy Anstett

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Dorothy Anstett
Beauty pageant titleholder
Born Dorothy Catherine Anstett
Kirkland, Washington, U.S.
Other names Didi Anstett
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Hair color Brown
Eye color Brown
Title(s) Miss Washington USA 1968, Miss USA 1968
Miss USA 1968 (winner), Miss Universe 1968 (4th runner-up)

Dorothy Catherine Anstett (born c. 1948) is an American pageant titleholder who held the Miss USA 1968 title.[1]

Anstett competed in the Miss Washington pageant in July 1967 and placed first runner-up.[2] In April of the following year she won the Miss Washington USA 1968 crown title.[3] She won the Miss USA 1968 title on May 19, 1968 and represented the United States at Miss Universe 1968 in July, where she placed fourth runner-up.[4]

Anstett, one of nine children of an aircraft plant worker, was an English major at the University of Washington at the time of her win.[1] She was married to legendary basketball player Bill Russell in 1977.[5] They divorced in 1980.


  1. ^ a b Associated Press (1968-05-19). "Washington Girl Named Miss USA". Reading Eagle. 
  2. ^ Pearce, Barbara (1967-07-06). "Miss Klickitat Tells Experiences of Week at Vancouver Miss Washington Pageant". Mt Adams Sun. 
  3. ^ "Miss Washington". The Spokesman-Review. 1968-04-23. 
  4. ^ UPI (1968-07-14). "Brazil Beauty wins Miss Universe title". The Pittsburgh Press. 
  5. ^ "Bill Russell weds former Miss USA". Daytona Beach Morning Journal. 1977-06-09. 

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