Julia Morley

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Julia Morley
Julia Morley with Tatiana Kucharova.jpg
Julia Morley (right) and Taťána Kuchařová at Miss World 2007
Julia Evelyn Pritchard

(1939-10-02) 2 October 1939 (age 79)
  • Chairwoman of the Miss World Organization
  • President of Variety International 2009-2011
Eric Morley (m. 1960–2000)

Julia Evelyn Morley (born 2 October 1939) is a British businesswoman, charity worker and former model. She is the Chairman of the Miss World Organization which runs the annual Miss World and biennial Mister World competition.[1] She is the widow of Miss World founder Eric Morley, who organised from the first pageant in 1951 until his death in 2000.

Life and career[edit]

Born Julia Pritchard in London, she worked as a model, and met Eric Morley, then a director of Mecca Dancing, at a dance hall in Leeds; the couple married in 1960.[2] She became Chairman of Miss World after her husband died in 2000.[3]

As Chairman of Miss World, she introduced ‘Beauty With A Purpose’ which raises money in support of sick and disadvantaged children.[4][5][6][7] In 2009, Morley used the opening of the Miss World Festival to launch the Variety International Children’s Fund with a Charity Dinner which raised over $400,000 for nutritional, educational and medical projects in Haiti.[8] She was conferred with the Priyadarshini Award for her ‘Save the Children’ campaign.[9] In 2016, Morley was felicitated with the Humanitarian Award by Variety Ireland.[10]

In 2013, while visiting Haiti with Miss World 2013 Megan Young, Morley experienced a serious accident while visiting an orphanage. Young only received minor injuries from the fall while Morley suffered a hip fracture.[11]


  1. ^ "Mister World is back!".
  2. ^ "Obituary: Eric Morley", The Telegraph, 10 November 2000. Retrieved 6 October 2013
  3. ^ "Miss World 2013: "Contest Empowers Women And Gives Them A Voice" Says Chair Julia Morley", Huffington Post, 28 September 2013. Retrieved 6 October 2013
  4. ^ "Miss World charity auction". talkvietnam.com. 26 Oct 2012. Retrieved 14 May 2013.
  5. ^ "EFI Donates P1M To MWP". esquire.com. 2 Oct 2012. Archived from the original on 24 December 2012. Retrieved 14 May 2013.
  6. ^ "Miss World charity Soccer Match". Beautywithapurpose.com. 21 Oct 2010. Retrieved 14 May 2013.
  7. ^ "Miss World India, Vanya Mishra gives a gold statue of peacock for charity auction". Times of India. 15 Aug 2012. Retrieved 14 May 2013.
  8. ^ "Miss World 2009 Charity Dinner". Beauty With A Purpose. 9 Nov 2009. Retrieved 14 May 2013.
  9. ^ Behrawala, Krutika (21 September 2014). "Chopra and Julia Morley honoured with Priyadarshni Academy's Global Awards 2014 inUmbai". Times of India.
  10. ^ "Miss World CEO Julia Morley felicitated with Humanitarian Award". Indiatimes. 1 May 2016. Retrieved 11 December 2018.
  11. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-12-06. Retrieved 2013-12-03.

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