Julie Hayek

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Julie Lynne Hayek[1] (born October 4, 1960) is an American beauty queen and actress who was Miss USA 1983.

Early life[edit]

Hayek is of Czech and German descent on her father's side and Norwegian, Scottish, Irish, and English on her mother's side.[2][3][4] Her father was an airline pilot and her mother, a high school guidance counselor.[5][6] She graduated from UCLA a year after holding the Miss USA title, with a Bachelor's degree in biology and a minor in psychology.[7][8]

While cheerleading at UCLA, she was discovered. After shooting a poster for 20th Century Fox, she was asked to do a screen test by Paramount Studios head of casting Rueben Cannon, was subsequently featured in an NBC Nightly News story, as well as being prominently featured in a Sports Illustrated article, "Eight Beauties and a Beat".[9]

Miss USA[edit]

Entertainers during a Christmas Eve USO show in 1983 on board the USS New Jersey (BB-62) off the coast of Beirut, Lebanon. (left to right) Miss USA Julie Hayek, Cathy Lee Crosby, Bob Hope, Ann Jillian and Brooke Shields.

Hayek won the 1983 Miss California USA title. She represented California in the 1983 Miss USA pageant held in Knoxville, Tennessee, in May 1983, and became her state's fourth Miss USA titleholder. In her role, she met presidents, prime ministers and heads of states from around the world.[8] Hayek joined forces with Bob Hope and the USO in support of the nation’s servicemen and women. She was a celebrity guest and entertainer for Bob Hope's USO Christmas in Beirut TV special, shot in Beirut, Lebanon, aboard the Sixth Fleet's aircraft carrier.[10]

Miss Universe[edit]

Hayek went on to represent the United States at the 1983 Miss Universe pageant, held at Kiel Auditorium in St. Louis, Missouri. She had the highest preliminary score and won both the swimsuit and evening gown competitions during the final competition. She became 1st runner-up to eventual winner Lorraine Downes of New Zealand.

Life after Miss Universe[edit]

Hayek is a trained actress. She has appeared in shows such as Dallas, Twin Peaks, Moonlighting, Matlock, Hunter, Hardball and As the World Turns and was a celebrity guest on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson.[8] In addition, she served as co-host on the 1985 revival of Break the Bank.[11] Some of her film credits include working with Arnold Schwarzenegger in Commando; Raquel Welch in a TV movie, Scandal in a Small Town; and Victoria Principal in a TV movie, Seduction: Three Tales from the Inner Sanctum.[11]

Hayek later moved to New York to become a model and stock trader.[12] She has modeled or served as spokesperson for Kodak, Victoria's Secret, Christian Dior, Warnaco, Natori, Mary McFadden, Tissot watches, and Mattel. Hayek has been featured in Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Sports Illustrated (four times), Tattler, Health and Fitness, and Hamptons, and was on the cover of Manhattan magazine. At the Miss USA 2011 competition, she was among 31 former winners who were part of a photo shoot layout for Time.[13]

Hayek is a real estate agent and is writing a book on health and fitness. In addition to her professional work, Hayek supports several charities. She is dedicated to helping animals and people and is currently an active volunteer at the ASPCA.Script error: The module returned a value. It is supposed to return an export table.

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role
1981 The Fall Guy Sally
1983 Murder Me, Murder You Second French courier
1984 Mike Hammer Sandy
1985 Commando Western Flight Attendant
1985 Hunter Sheilla
1986 Moonlighting Bridal Candidate
1986 The Return of Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer Ticket cashier
1988 Scandal in a Small Town Savannah
1989 Dallas Tanya Wilkinson
1989 Hard Time on Planet Earth Lana
1989 The Banker Terry
1990 Hardball
1991 Twin Peaks Model
1992 Seduction: Three Tales from the 'Inner Sanctum
1999 As the World Turns Spring Lake Nurse

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Guam Patty Chong Kerkos
Miss Universe 1st Runner Up
1983
Succeeded by
South Africa Leticia Snyman
Preceded by
Arkansas Terri Utley
Miss USA
1983
Succeeded by
New Mexico Mai Shanley
Preceded by
Suzanne Dewames
Miss California USA
1983
Succeeded by
Theresa Ring

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