Penelope Plummer

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Penelope Plummer
Penelope Plummer (cropped).jpg
Penelope Plummer, 1968
Born (1949-10-26) October 26, 1949 (age 68)
Melbourne, Australia
Nationality Australian
Occupation Model
Known for Miss World Australia
Awards Miss World, 1968

Penelope Plummer (October 26, 1949, Melbourne, Australia) is an Australian actress, model and beauty queen who was the annual winner of the 1968 Miss World contest [1] The then 18-year-old librarian from Kempsey, New South Wales, became the first contestant from her country to win the title.[2][3][4] The pageant was held in London, United Kingdom.

After winning the Miss World Contest, Plummer appeared in The 1969 Bob Hope Christmas Show in Osan, Korea, along with Swedish-American actress Ann-Margret.[5][6]

Penelope Plummer married Michael Clarke on 1 January 1970 in Gosford, New South Wales.[7]

A rose was named "Penelope Plummer" in 1970.[8]


  1. ^ "Miss World - 1968 | 1960's". 2010-04-29. Archived from the original on 2010-04-29. Retrieved 2018-02-26. 
  2. ^ Behind the crown Archived 2011-07-07 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ Miss Australia tops them all for world crown Archived 2018-02-27 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ Check out the figures, then have something on an African win Archived 2012-03-25 at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ Wyllie, Arthur (2005). Angel on My Shoulder. PublishAmerica. pp. 52–55. ISBN 9781413767872. Archived from the original on 2018-02-27. 
  6. ^ Colin L Powell; Joseph E Persico (1995). Persico, Joseph E, ed. A soldier's way : an autobiography. Hutchinson. p. 126. ISBN 9780091791995. Archived from the original on 27 February 2018. Retrieved 26 February 2018. 
  7. ^ "Bride carried one long-stemmed white rose". The Australian Women's Weekly. 38, (34). Australia, Australia. 20 January 1971. pp. 10–11. Retrieved 26 February 2018 – via National Library of Australia. 
  8. ^ "'Penelope Plummer' Rose". Archived from the original on 2018-02-27. 

Extra reading[edit]