Iêda Maria Vargas

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Iêda Maria Vargas
Beauty pageant titleholder
Born Iêda Maria Brutto Vargas
(1944-12-31) December 31, 1944 (age 72)
Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Years active 1963-present
Title(s) Miss Brasil 1963
Miss Universe 1963
Major
competition(s)
Miss Brasil 1963
(Winner)
Miss Universe 1963
(Winner)

Iêda Maria Brutto Vargas (born December 31, 1944) is a Brazilian actress and beauty queen who was crowned Miss Universe in Miami Beach, Florida in 1963. Previously, she was Miss Brazil and was crowned by Maria Olívia Rebouças. She was the first person from her country to win a major international beauty pageant. Vargas is a native of Rio Grande do Sul. During her term she opened the Capital Plaza Mall in Landover Hills, Maryland, a suburb of Washington, D.C.[1]

After living in Miami, for five years, Vargas returned to her native country, once again, as a permanent resident. Although having long abandoned the spotlights, she retains her celebrity status in Brazil, but, internationally, her fame has faded as she decided to keep a low-profile life, rather than pursuing an artistic career.

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  1. ^ "Capital Plaza Center Opened by Gov. Tawes," by Donald L. Hymes, The Washington Post, Times Herald, August 8, 1963, p. A17.

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Argentina Norma Nolan
Miss Universe
1963
Succeeded by
Greece Corinna Tsopei
Preceded by
Maria Olívia Rebouças Cavalcanti
Miss Brasil
1963
Succeeded by
Ângela Teresa Reis Vasconcelos