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  1. 1. Famous Beauty Queens
  2. 2. Halle Berry Teen All American 1985 American actress and former fashion model. She won an Academy Award for Best Actress in 2002 for her performance in Monster's Ball, becoming the first and, as of 2013, the only woman of African-American descent to win an Oscar for a leading role. She is one of the highest paid actresses in Hollywood and has been involved in the production side of several of the films in which she performed. Berry is also a Revlon spokesmodel.[
  3. 3. Lucy Lawless Mrs. New Zealand 1989 Actress, activist and musician best known for playing the title character of the internationally successful television series Xena: Warrior Princess and for the role of Lucretia on the television series Spartacus: Blood and Sand, its prequel Spartacus: Gods of the Arena, and its sequel Spartacus: Vengeance.
  4. 4. Michelle Pfeiffer Miss Orange County, CA 1978 American actress and singer. During her career, Pfeiffer has won numerous awards including the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress as well as Best Supporting Actress awards. She has received three Academy Award nominations to date: Best Supporting Actress for Dangerous Liaisons (1988), and Best Actress in The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989) and Love Field (1992).
  5. 5. Diane Sawyer America’s Junior Miss 1963 Diane is the current anchor of ABC News. Previously, Sawyer had been coanchor of ABC News's morning news program, Good Morning America (GMA).
  6. 6. Sharon Stone Miss Crawford County, PA 1976 American actress, film producer, and former fashion model. She achieved international recognition for her role in the erotic thriller Basic Instinct by Paul Verhoeven. She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress and won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture Drama for her performance in Casino.
  7. 7. Raquel Welch Fairest of the Fair 1957 American actress and sex symbol. She first won attention for her role in Fantastic Voyage (1966), after which she won a contract with 20th Century Fox. They loaned her to a British studio where she made One Million Years B.C. (1966). Although she had only three lines in the film, the doe-skin bikini she wore became a best-selling poster that turned her into an iconic sex symbol and catapulted her to stardom. She later starred in notable films like Bedazzled (1967), Bandolero! (1968), 100 Rifles (1969) and Myra Breckinridge (1970). She made several television variety specials. Welch is, as of 2013, a spokesperson for Foster Grant.
  8. 8. Bridgette Wilson Miss Teen USA 1990 American actress, singer and model. Wilson holds several acting roles in television and movies, including the role of Veronica Vaughn in the movie Billy Madison, the role of Elsa Shivers in the movie I Know What You Did Last Summer, and the role of Sonya Blade in the movie Mortal Kombat.
  9. 9. Oprah Winfrey Miss Black Tennessee 1971 American media proprietor, talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist Winfrey is best known for her multi-award-winning talk show The Oprah Winfrey Show which was the highest-rated program of its kind in history and was nationally syndicated from 1986 to 2011. She has been ranked the richest AfricanAmerican of the 20th century The greatest black philanthropist in American history. She is currently North America's only black billionaire. She is also, according to some assessments, the most influential woman in the world. In 2013, Oprah Winfrey was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama.
  10. 10. Delta Burke Miss Florida 1974 American television, stage and film actress, comedian, producer and author. Burke is best known for role as Suzanne Sugarbaker in the CBS comedy series Designing Women (1986–1991), for which she was nominated for two Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series. In subsequent years she returned to television with a string of short-lived sitcoms, such as Delta (1992–1993), Women of the House (1995) and DAG (2000–2001). She has also produced and played roles in made-for-TV movies, appeared in movies, like What Women Want, performed on Broadway productions and guest starred on television series, including Saturday Night Live, Boston Legal and many more.
  11. 11. Tiffani Thiessan Miss Junior America in 1987 American actress, best known for her roles as Kelly Kapowski in Saved by the Bell and as Valerie Malone in Beverly Hills, 90210. She is also known for starring in Fastlane as Wilhelmina 'Billie' Chambers, as well as for her current role of Elizabeth Burke in the USA Network television series White Collar.
  12. 12. Vanessa Williams Miss America in 1983 American singer, actress, producer and former fashion model. In 1983, she became the first African-American woman crowned Miss America, but a scandal arose when Penthouse magazine bought and published nude photographs of her. She relinquished her title early and was succeeded by the first runner-up, Suzette Charles of New Jersey. Williams rebounded by launching a career as an entertainer, earning multiple Grammy, Emmy, and Tony Award nominations. She is arguably the most successful Miss America winner in the field of entertainment.
  13. 13. Vanessa Minnillo Miss Teen USA 1998 American television personality, television host, fashion model, and actress. She has been a New Yorkbased correspondent for Entertainment Tonight and hosted Total Request Live on MTV.
  14. 14. Jeri Ryan Miss Illinois 1989 American actress best known for her roles as the liberated ("deassimilated") Borg, Seven of Nine, on Star Trek: Voyager (1997–2001) and Veronica "Ronnie" Cooke on Boston Public (2001–04). She was a regular on the science fiction series Dark Skies (1997) and the legal drama series Shark (2006–08). From 2011 to 2013, she starred as Dr. Kate Murphy in the ABC drama series Body of Proof and in 2009 she guest starred as Tara Cole on Leverage.
  15. 15. Sarah Palin Miss Wasilla 1984 American politician, commentator and author who served as the ninth Governor of Alaska, from 2006 to 2009. As the Republican Party nominee for Vice President in the 2008 presidential election alongside Arizona Senator John McCain, she was the first Alaskan on the national ticket of a major party and first Republican woman nominated for the vice presidency. Her book Going Rogue has sold more than two million copies. Since January 2010, she has provided political commentary for Fox News, and hosted a television show, Sarah Palin's Alaska.
  16. 16. Marilyn Monroe Miss Artichoke Queen in Castroville, CA. 1947 American actress, model, and singer, who became a major sex symbol, starring in a number of commercially successful motion pictures during the 1950s and early 1960s. Her dramatic performance in Bus Stop (1956) was hailed by critics and garnered a Golden Globe nomination. Her production company, Marilyn Monroe Productions, released The Prince and the Showgirl (1957), for which she received a BAFTA Award nomination and won a David di Donatello award. She received a Golden Globe Award for her performance in Some Like It Hot (1959). In 1999, Monroe was ranked as the sixth-greatest female star of all time by the American Film Institute.
  17. 17. Cybil Shepard Miss Teenage Memphis 1966 American actress, singer and former model. Her better known roles include starring as Jacy in The Last Picture Show (1971), as Kelly in The Heartbreak Kid (1972), as Betsy in Taxi Driver (1976), as Maddie Hayes in Moonlighting (1985–1989), as Cybill Sheridan in Cybill (1995–1998), as Phyllis Kroll in The L Word (2007–2009) and as Madeleine Spencer in Psych (2008–2013).
  18. 18. Robin Meade Miss Ohio 1993 Lead news anchor for HLN's morning show Morning Express with Robin Meade
  19. 19. Gretchen Carlson Miss America 1989 American television personality who hosts the Fox News daytime show The Real Story with Gretchen Carlson weekdays. Previously Carlson was the co-host of the Fox News morning show Fox & Friends along with Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade.
  20. 20. Eva Longoria Miss Corpus Christie, FL American television and film actress. She has received two Screen Actors Guild Awards and was nominated for a Golden Globe Award. Longoria promotes humanitarian causes and was named Philanthropist of the year. Longoria is known for her roles as Isabella Braña on the CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless from 2001 to 2003, and as Gabrielle Solis on the ABC television series Desperate Housewives. For her work on Desperate Housewives, she received a Golden Globe Award nomination.
  21. 21. Lee Ann Meriwether Miss America 1955 She is perhaps best known for her role as Betty Jones, Buddy Ebsen's secretary and daughter-in-law in the long-running 1970s crime drama, Barnaby Jones. The role earned her two Golden Globe Award nominations in 1975 and 1976, and an Emmy Award nomination in 1977. She is also known for her role as John Schuck's longhaired wife, Lily Munster, in the 1980s sitcom The Munsters Today, as well as for her portrayal of Catwoman in the 1966 film version of Batman. Meriwether had a recurring role as Ruth Martin on the daytime soap opera All My Children until the end of the series in September 2011.
  22. 22. Claudia Jordan Miss Rhode Island Teen USA 1990 and Miss Rhode Island USA 1997 American television and radio personality. She is primarily known for appearing as a model on the U.S. version of Deal or No Deal, and for competing on Seasons 2 and 6 of Celebrity Apprentice.
  23. 23. Kellye Cash-Sheppard Miss America 1987 Kellye Cash is the great-niece of Johnny Cash. Following her reign as Miss America, Cash toured with Bob Hope’s USO Show, and has appeared on The David Letterman Show, The Today Show, Good Morning America, among others.[2] She has performed with numerous musical artists including Vince Gill, Lee Greenwood, and Billy Joel, and appeared in many regional theatrical productions around the country. Cash was chosen for the lead part of country music legend Patsy Cline, in Always...Patsy Cline and has performed the musical on numerous occasions. Cash has released six music CDs: four Christian and two country, including Living by the Word, and Real Life.
  24. 24. Lynda Carter Miss World 1972 American actress and singer, Best Known as the star of the DC Comics TV series Wonder Woman, which lasted from 1975 to 1979. Carter has appeared in a string of television movies and series, recorded albums and been a celebrity promotional model for Maybelline cosmetics . In 1978, Carter was voted "The Most Beautiful Woman in the World" by The International Academy of Beauty and The British Press Organization. In May 2007, Carter began touring the U.S. with her one-woman musical cabaret show, An Evening with Lynda Carter. In June 2011, Carter released her third album, Crazy Little Things, which she describes as a delightful mix of standards, country, and pop tunes
  25. 25. Anita Bryant Miss Oklahoma 1958 She scored four Top 40 hits in the United States in the late 1950s and early 1960s, including "Paper Roses," which reached #5. She later became known for her strong opposition to homosexuality and for her campaigning in 1977 to repeal a local ordinance in Dade County, Florida, that prohibited discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, an involvement that significantly damaged her popularity and career in show business.
  26. 26. Nancy Stafford Miss Florida 1976 American actress, speaker and author, known for her roles in television. She came to prominence in the 1980s as Ben Matlock's (played by Andy Griffith) law partner and friend, Michelle Thomas, on Matlock. She hosted a syndicated TV series called Main Floor (1995–2005), a show about fashion and beauty.
  27. 27. Marla Maples Contestant in Hawaiian Tropic 1995 American actress, television personality, and socialite, best known for her marriage to businessman celebrity Donald Trump.
  28. 28. Mary Frann American Junior Miss 1961 American actress best known for her role as Bob Newhart's wife, Joanna Loudon, on the television series Newhart.
  29. 29. Imelda Romualdez Marcos Miss Manila 1953 The widow of Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos and forms half of their so-called conjugal dictatorship. She is remembered as a symbol of the extravagance due to her collection of more than a thousand pairs of shoes. Imelda held positions in government that allowed her to travel the world and accumulate artwork and property. The couple consolidated their power allowing them to transport funds from the Philippine treasury into offshore accounts, such as those in banks in Switzerland. Her husband and their family was forced out of office as a result of the People Power Revolution but was later given amnesty after her husband's death. After an exile in Hawaii, she was elected in the House of Representatives in 1996 for Leyte and again in 2010 for Ilocos Norte. Despite facing numerous cases involving alleged corruption, she has yet to be imprisoned and she continues to wield power. She remains one of the most enigmatic figures of both the 20th and 21st centuries. Her qualities of grace and beauty along with her ability to survive upheavals has led her to be called the "Iron Butterfly".
  30. 30. Mary Ann Mobley Miss America 1959 After serving her reign as Miss America 1959, Mobley embarked on a career in both film and television. Mobley joined her husband, Gary Collins, as co-host of the 1989 Miss America pageant.
  31. 31. Shelley Hennig Miss Teen USA 2004 She played Stephanie Johnson in Days of our Lives and starred in the CW series The Secret Circle as Diana Meade.
  32. 32. Mary Hart Miss South Dakota 1970 American television personality and was the long-running host of the syndicated gossip and entertainment round-up program Entertainment Tonight from 1982 to 2011, which is the longest running entertainment magazine show of all time.
  33. 33. Maria Menounos Miss Massachusetts Teen USA American actress, journalist, television presenter and occasional professional wrestler. She is known in the United States for her appearances as a correspondent for Today, Access Hollywood, Extra, and abroad for cohosting the Eurovision Song Contest 2006 in Athens, Greece.
  34. 34. Shanna Moakler Miss USA 1995 She was married to Blink 182's drummer Travis Barker and has a daughter whose father is boxer Oscar de la Hoya. She has appeared on Dancing With The Stars
  35. 35. Phyllis George Miss America 1971 Is an accomplished television broadcaster, author, businesswoman/entrepreneur and award-winning humanitarian
  36. 36. Aishwarya Rai Miss World 1994 Went on to become a famous Bollywood actress.
  37. 37. Lara Dutta Miss Universe 2000 Successful Bollywood actress
  38. 38. Marian McKnight Conway Miss America i1957…she appeared on network television shows, in commercials, and served as a spokesperson for companies like Revlon and Philco. She helped found the Amie Karen Cancer Center for Children at Cedar-Sinai in CA. She & her husband Gary Carmody Conway own a vineyard & winery, Carmody McKnight Estate Wines, on the Central Coast of California. As a sustainable winery with rare soil, the vineyard and its wines have won numerous recognitions.
  39. 39. Terry Lynn Huntingdon Miss USA 1959 Huntingdon had a brief career in television & film, appearing on a comedy show "You Bet Your Life" & in the feature flick, "The Three Stooges Meet Hercules." She later moved to Washington D.C., becoming a freelance photographer for the federal government and working as a scheduler for Senator Gary Hart’s presidential campaign. During her time in government, she met and married US Senator, Joseph Tydings.
  40. 40. Vanna White Participated in the 1978 Miss Georgia pageant. Though she didn't walk away with a win, White became an iconic television personality thanks to her role as the hostess of "Wheel of Fortune." White & Pat Sajak have hosted the game show since 1982, and though the former beauty queen has had several cameos in movies and television shows, her claim to fame continues to be her nightly "Wheel of Fortune" appearance. White even got her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
  41. 41. ALYSSA CAMPANELLA Miss USA 2011 Many Commercials and print ads
  42. 42. Karen Morris America's Junior Miss 1974 Best known for her role as Dr. Faith Coleridge Desmond on Ryan's Hope, a role she played from 1978 to 1984 and again in 1989.
  43. 43. Julie Bryan Moran America's Junior Miss 1980 She was a correspondent Entertainment Tonight from 1994– 2001. Before joining ET, she co-hosted NBA Inside Stuff with Ahmad Rashad and later replaced Frank Gifford as host of ABC's Wide World of Sports. While at ABC Sports, she covered such events as the Super Bowl, figure skating, horse racing including the Triple Crown, and the Goodwill Games. In 1994, she was named one of People magazine's "50 Most Beautiful People."
  44. 44. Leanza Cornett Miss America 1993 As Miss America, she became the first beauty queen to adopt AIDS prevention as her platform. She has also served as a host for several television shows, including Entertainment Tonight (1994–1995), New Attitudes (1998), and Who Wants to Marry a Multi-Millionaire? (2000), and made television guest appearances in television shows such as Melrose Place, The Tick, and Fear Factor. In addition, she serves as a reporter for Animal Planet's coverage of the Eukanuba AKC National Dog Show programs and hosts the "On The Block" show on DIY Network. Her stage credits include: Barefoot in the Park, Godspell, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Bye Bye Birdie, and Voyage of the Little Mermaid. Married to Entertainment Tonight correspondent Mark Steines, Cornett is the mother of two. They live in Los Angeles, California. She was the first actress to play a live-action version of Ariel, the title character from The Little Mermaid, at the "Voyage of The Little Mermaid" show at Disney's Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World Resort in 1991. She sang "A New Life" for her talent in the Miss America pageant.
  45. 45. Debra Maffett Miss America 1983 Debra is an Emmy nominated broadcast veteran who has hosted, written and produced thousands of hours of network, cable and syndicated programming. Debra’s creative abilities in television and music landed her in Nashville, where she has written and produced several albums and enjoyed a high profile career in the country music arena.
  46. 46. Debra Messing Rhode Island's Junior Miss 1986 American actress. She is known for her television roles in Will & Grace, The Starter Wife and Smash. Throughout her career she has been nominated for a total of six Emmy Awards, eight Golden Globe Awards and eight Screen Actors Guild Award. In 2003 she won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for her performance on Will & Grace.
  47. 47. Demi Lovato Texas State Miniature Miss 2000 American singer, songwriter, philanthropist, and actress. She made her debut as a child actress in Barney & Friends. In 2008, she came to prominence as a starring cast member in the television film Camp Rock. She signed to Hollywood Records the same year, and released her debut studio album, Don't Forget, in September 2008. In 2009, Lovato commissioned her own television series, Sonny with a Chance. Lovato served as a judge and mentor on the American version of The X Factor from 2012 to 2013. Her work has additionally earned several accolades, including one MTV Video Music Award, twenty five Teen Choice Awards nominations, eleven of which she has won, four People's Choice Awards, one ALMA award, a Billboard Touring Award and several others.
  48. 48. Gal Gadot Miss Israel 2004 Israeli actress and fashion model. She is the leading fashion model for the clothing company Castro. Gadot is known for her role as Gisele Harabo in The Fast and the Furious film series. On December 4, 2013, Warner Bros. revealed that Gadot had won the role of Wonder Woman in the sequel to Man of Steel starring Henry Cavill and Ben Affleck
  49. 49. Michelle Yeoh Miss Malaysia 1983 She is best known in the Western world for her roles in the 1997 James Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies, playing Wai Lin, and the multiple Academy Award-winning Chineselanguage martial arts film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, for which she was nominated the BAFTA in 2000, for Best Actress. In 2008, the film critic website Rotten Tomatoes ranked her the greatest action heroine of all time.[4] In 2009, she was listed by People magazine – as the only Asian actress – as one of the "35 All-Time Screen Beauties".
  50. 50. Sophia Loren Runner Up Miss Italy 1949 Loren won the Academy Award for Best Actress in 1962 for her performance which made Loren the first artist to win an Oscar for a foreign-language performance. Later notable films include El Cid; Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow; Marriage Italian-Style (for which she was nominated for a second Oscar); Sunflower; and The Voyage. After starting a family in the early 1970s, Loren spent less time on her acting career and chose to make only occasional film appearances. In later years, she has appeared in American blockbusters such as Grumpier Old Men and Nine. Loren has also been awarded a Grammy Award, five special Golden Globes, a BAFTA Award, a Laurel Award as well as the Honorary Academy Award in 1991. In 1995, she received the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievements, one of many such awards.
  51. 51. Deborah Norville Georgia’s Junior Miss 1976 American television anchor and journalist. Since 1995 she has been host of the syndicated American television program Inside Edition. She earlier hosted Today on NBC, substitute-anchored both the NBC Nightly News and the weekend CBS Evening News, and was a host and correspondent for two CBS News magazine programs.
  52. 52. Lindsey Bloom Miss USA in the Miss International Pageant 1973 Bloom was cast as detective Mike Hammer's secretary Velda in Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer and The New Mike Hammer. Both television series starred Stacy Keach as the title character.
  53. 53. Nancy O’Dell Miss South Carolina 1987 American television host and entertainment journalist, who currently is the co-anchor of the syndicated entertainment news show Entertainment Tonight since 2011. She joined the show on January 3, 2011.
  54. 54. Jamie Dudney Miss Tennessee 1993 Actress. Appeared in the soap opera, As the World Turns.
  55. 55. Bobbie Eakes Miss Georgia 1982 American actress and singer. She is known for her role as Macy Alexander on The Bold and the Beautiful (1989– 2000, 2001, 2002–2003.) and for her role as Krystal Carey on All My Children (2003–2011).
  56. 56. Marilyn Van Derbur Miss America 1958 As a result of a history of sexual abuse by her father, she founded the American Coalition for Abuse Awareness and One Voice and authored "Miss America By Day: Lessons Learned from Ultimate Betrayals and Unconditional Love".
  57. 57. Paula Zahn Miss Teenage America 1973 American journalist and newscaster who has been an anchor at ABC News, CBS News, Fox News, and CNN. She currently produces and hosts the true crime documentary series On the Case with Paula Zahn on the Investigation Discovery channel.
  58. 58. Kathy Lee Gifford Maryland’s Junior Miss American television host, singer, songwriter, comedian, and actress, best known for her 15-year run (1985–2000) on the talk show Live! with Regis and Kathie Lee, which she co-hosted with Regis Philbin. She has received 11 Daytime Emmy nominations and won her first Daytime Emmy in 2010 as part of the Today team. Before her long stint in talk shows, Gifford's first television exposure was that of Tom Kennedy's singer/sidekick on Name That Tune, from 1974 to 1978. She also appeared in television advertisements for Carnival Cruise Lines beginning in 1984. On April 7, 2008, Gifford began cohosting the fourth hour of NBC's Today, alongside Hoda Kotb.
  59. 59. Cloris Leachman Miss Chicago 1946 American actress of stage, film and television. She has won eight Primetime Emmy Awards (more than any other performer) and one Daytime Emmy Award. She co-starred in the 1971 film The Last Picture Show for which she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Leachman's longest running role was the nosy, self-centered and manipulative landlady Phyllis Lindstrom on the 1970s TV series Mary Tyler Moore, and later on the spinoff series, Phyllis. She also appeared in three Mel Brooks films, including Young Frankenstein. She had a regular role on the last two seasons of The Facts of Life portraying the character Beverly Ann Stickle. In recent years, she had a recurring role as Lois's mother Ida Gorski on Malcolm in the Middle. She also starred in the roast of Bob Saget in 2008. Leachman was a contestant on Season 7 (2008) of Dancing with the Stars, paired with Corky Ballas. At the age of 82, she is the oldest contestant to have danced on the series. She currently stars as Maw Maw in the television comedy Raising Hope.
  60. 60. Ali MacGraw Prettiest Waitress Pageant 1957 American actress. She first gained attention for her role in Goodbye, Columbus in 1969, for which she won a Golden Globe Award, followed by Love Story in 1970, for which she received an Academy Award nomination and won a second Golden Globe. She married actor Steve McQueen in 1973, after appearing with him in the 1972 film The Getaway.
  61. 61. Vera Miles Miss Kansas 1948 American actress who worked closely with Alfred Hitchcock, most notably as Lila Crane in the classic masterpiece Psycho, reprising the role in the 1983 sequel, Psycho II. Her other popular films include The Wrong Man, The Searchers, Follow Me Boys! and The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance.
  62. 62. Shawn Weatherly Miss Universe 1980 She is best known for her work as Jill Riley on the television show Baywatch and for the early reality show Oceanquest, which had Weatherly swimming with sharks. She played a small part on a Dukes of Hazzard episode, "Coy vs. Vance," and in various other shows. She also had a main role in the 1986 comedy film Police Academy 3: Back in Training
  63. 63. Susan Anton Miss California 1969 In 1978, ABC gave her and country singer Mel Tillis a summertime variety series, Mel and Susan Together. She later starred in her own variety show, Presenting Susan Anton, Stop Susan Williams (one of three serials in the Cliffhangers series), and in the films Goldengirl, Spring Fever, and Cannonball Run II. She also recorded music. Anton was the host of the successful "Great Radio City Music Hall Spectacular" show at the Flamingo Hilton in Las Vegas for over 5,000 performances until July 31, 2000. She also appeared in the Las Vegas company of the musical Hairspray and on Broadway in The Will Rogers Follies, Hurlyburly, and All Shook Up.
  64. 64. Jayne Kennedy Miss Ohio 1970 In 1978, she was one of the first women to infiltrate the male-dominated world of sports announcing with a role on The NFL Today. She has been on the cover of Ebony and Jet magazines numerous times. In the early 1980s she produced exercise videos, at the same time, she also had a contract with both Coca-Cola's Tab and Diet Coke. She won the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture award for 1981's Body and Soul. Since the 1990s, Kennedy has remained busy away from the limelight, spending more time with her family. For many years, she worked for the Children's Miracle Network, where she raised millions of dollars for hospitals. She occasionally appears on various Christian Television Network shows.
  65. 65. Loni Anderson Miss Roseville, MN American actress who is known for having played the role of Jennifer Marlowe on the CBS sitcom WKRP in Cincinnati and for playing Jayne Mansfield and Thelma Todd in television movies.
  66. 66. Cheryl Lynn Herring Miss Virginia 1977 Actress; In the ABC soap opera General Hospital.
  67. 67. Laura Harring Miss USA 1985 American actress. In 1985, Harring became the first Latina woman crowned Miss USA. She later began her acting career in television and film. She is best known for her role as Rita in the 2001 cult neo-noir film Mulholland Drive. She is also known for her roles in films, including The Forbidden Dance (1990), John Q (2002), Willard (2003), The Punisher (2004), The King (2005), and Love in the Time of Cholera (2007).
  68. 68. Terry Lynn Huntingdon Miss USA 1959 Huntingdon also made occasional television and film appearances. In her first television role in 1959 she appeared on Perry Mason as defendant Kitty Wynne in "The Case of the Bartered Bikini." She was a contestant on the television quiz show You Bet Your Life in 1960, hosted by Groucho Marx. She also appeared as Hecuba in the Three Stooges feature film The Three Stooges Meet Hercules.
  69. 69. Alicia Jacobs Miss Nevada USA 1985 Alicia began covering Entertainment News at Las Vegas' ABC affiliate, and she joined KVBC News in November of 2003. She is featured on the 4 o'clock and 11 o'clock newscasts, as well as "News 3 Today," "Wake-up with the Wagners," & the 10:00PM news on the CW Network. Proclaimed "Queen of Celebrity Scoop" by "Vegas Magazine”.
  70. 70. Ali Landry Miss USA 1996 Model and actress. She is perhaps best known as the Doritos Girl from her 1998 Super Bowl commercial, and for her portrayal of Rita Lefleur on the UPN sitcom Eve. In 1998, she was named by People magazine as one of 50 most beautiful people in the world
  71. 71. Suzette Charles Miss America 1983 She won her preliminary talent night and finished first runner-up to Vanessa Lynn Williams, who became the first AfricanAmerican to wear the crown and title of Miss America. When Williams was forced to relinquish the title amid a scandal triggered by Williams' posing for nude photographs published in Penthouse magazine, Charles was crowned in Williams' place and served the remaining seven weeks of Williams' reign. Charles, who already had many credits in advertising and educational television, has gone on to a career as a singer, entertainer, and television personality. She has acted on the CBS television series Frank's Place and performed on This Morning, a British talk show. She narrated the motion picture, Beyond The Dream, and has appeared on stage with Stevie Wonder, Alan King, Joel Grey and Lou Rawls.
  72. 72. Tamara Walker Miss Oklahoma USA 1988 In 1999, she signed with Curb Records. Releasing her debut album, Angel Eyes, and charting three singles on the Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks chart. The title track of her debut album was the theme song to the 2001 Jennifer Lopez film, Angel Eyes.
  73. 73. Bobbi Jean Brown Miss Louisiana Teen USA 1987 She is best known for her appearance in the video for Warrant's glam metal anthem "Cherry Pie" and the cover of the album of the same name. Brown won the spokesperson competition on Star Search a record 13 times and has also appeared in TV shows such as Married... with Children (three episodes) and films such as 1993's Last Action Hero.
  74. 74. Katherine Shindle Miss America 1998 She has numerous recording and Broadway theater credits including Wonderland, Legally Blonde, Cabaret, Jekyll & Hyde, and Oliver!
  75. 75. Hope Allen Miss Georgia Teen USA 1987 She has numerous acting credits and most recently appeared in the pilot episode of the hit television series Pan Am.
  76. 76. Carole Gist Miss USA 1990 The first African American to capture the crown of Miss USA. Carole cohosted a show on the WORD gospel network.
  77. 77. Charlotte Lopez Ayanna Miss Teen USA 1993 She is an actress and has appeared in many films including playing Ethan Hawke's wife in the movie Training Day. She also appeared in the Ricky Martin video "She's All I Ever Had". She was a foster child the wrote the book "Lost in the System".
  78. 78. Brandi Sherwood She was Miss USA 1997 and (at age 18) Miss Teen USA 1989 and was a frequent rotating Barker's Beauty model on the US daytime television game show The Price Is Right from 2002-2009.
  79. 79. Jennifer Gareis Miss New York USA 1994 American actress and former beauty queen. She is best known for her roles as Grace Turner on The Young and the Restless and as Donna Logan on The Bold and the Beautiful.
  80. 80. Irene Saez Miss Universe 1981 Venezuelan politician and a former Miss Universe. She has been a model, was the mayor of Chacao (a municipality of Caracas), Governor of the state of Nueva Esparta and a former presidential candidate.
  81. 81. Stormi Bree Henley Miss Teen USA in 2009 She recently auditioned for American Idol and made it to the Hollywood round.
  82. 82. Linda Thompson Miss Mid-South Fair at Memphis, Tennessee 1970 American actress, lyricist and beauty pageant winner who rose to international fame as Elvis Presley's longtime girlfriend after he separated from his wife from July 1972 to November 1976. In 1977, Thompson became a regular on the TV series Hee Haw, wherein she was in the cornfields until 1992. The Internet Movie database lists 19 acting credits for her, mostly small, one-episode parts in television shows such as Starsky and Hutch, Vega$, Fantasy Island, The Fall Guy, and Beverly Hills, 90210. She began her musical career as a lyricist with the Kenny Rogers . In addition to her Emmy win for "Aren't They All Our Children" in 2003, Thompson has also won a BMI Film & TV Award in 1994 for Most Performed Song from a Film ("I Have Nothing"), composed by Thompson and David Foster for the soundtrack for The Bodyguard.
  83. 83. Danni Boatwright Miss Kansas Teen USA 1991 Miss Kansas USA 1996 Model and Winner of “Survivor Guatemala”
  84. 84. Dayanara Torres Miss Universe 1993 After the 1994 Miss Universe pageant, Torres landed several movie roles, made television appearances, and received offers to endorse products. She became a celebrity in the Philippines and lived in the country for five years. She also appeared in more than 10 movies. Torres returned to Puerto Rico in 1998 and released her only album called Antifaz. It reached the top of Billboard charts in Latin America and the Philippines. She also starred in several theater productions on the island. That same year, a "Dayanara" doll was released and sold out in both Puerto Rico and the Philippines. On September 1, 2005, Torres debuted in an American soap opera, playing a small role on The Young and the Restless. She was once married to latin singer Marc Anthony.
  85. 85. Kelly Hu Miss Teen USA 1985 American actress and former fashion model. Hu is best known for her role as Dr. Rae Chang on the American television soap opera Sunset Beach (1997). She has since starred in numerous TV shows and films including Nash Bridges (1997–1998), The Scorpion King (2002), Cradle 2 the Grave (2003), X-Men 2 as Yuriko Oyama/Lady Deathstrike (2003), Underclassman (2005), The Tournament (2009), The Vampire Diaries (2010–2011) and White Frog (2012). She currently stars as China White on the CW series Arrow (2012– present) and Abigail Cho on the SyFy Network series Warehouse 13 (2013– present).
  86. 86. Patsy Ramsey Miss West Virginia 1977 Mother of JonBenét Ramsey, a 6-yearold American beauty pageant contestant who was murdered on December 25, 1996..
  87. 87. Shandi Finnessey Miss USA 2004 In 2002, Finnessey authored an awardwinning children’s book, The Furrtails, on individuality and disabilities. In the mid-2000s, she was Chuck Woolery's co-host for the game show Lingo on the Game Show Network. Finessey has also hosted PlayMania as well as quiznation and has served as a sideline reporter for the CBS tournament blackjack series Ultimate Blackjack Tour.
  88. 88. Debbye Turner Miss America 1990 Turner's first hosting job came at St. Louis' NBC affiliate KSDK, on a show called Show Me St. Louis in 1995. Six years later, Turner joined CBS News as a feature correspondent then became their "resident veterinarian" and a fillin anchor. Turner was also a fill-in anchor on the CBS Morning News. Turner left CBS in 2012. She's currently the host of Arise America, on AriseTV. She has also appeared on Animal Planet's Cats 101 and Dogs 101 series.
  89. 89. Carrie Underwood 1st runner up in the 2004 Miss Northeastern State University pageant in Oklahoma. American country music singer, songwriter, and actress. She rose to fame as the winner of the fourth season of American Idol in 2005. Underwood has since become a multi-platinum selling recording artist, a winner of six Grammy Awards, sixteen Billboard Music Awards, seven American Music Awards and ten Academy of Country Music Awards, among several others. As a songwriter, she has been nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song. Underwood is also a two-time winner of the Academy of Country Music Entertainer of the Year award and the first woman to win such an award twice (2009/10). Underwood was inducted into and became a member of the Grand Ole Opry in 2008. She was also inducted into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame in 2009
  90. 90. Nina Davuluri Miss America 2014 She is the first Indian American to be chosen as Miss America and the first to perform a Bollywood dance on the Miss America stage.
  91. 91. Tara Conner Miss USA 2006 n late 2006, Conner became the center of a public scandal when news reports claimed she had been drinking underage, tested positive for the use of cocaine, heroin and crystal meth, and kissed Miss Teen USA Katie Blair, among other things. She was allowed to retain her title, provided she enter a drug rehabilitation program. Conner appeared on the 2007 MTV reality show Pageant Place. She was a contestant on the third season of CMT's Gone Country, which premiered in January 2009. She hosted the first season of MTV's The Girls of Hedsor Hall, which premiered in February 2009. Conner currently co-hosts Kaboom, a web video show dedicated to showing things getting blown up
  92. 92. Katie Blair Miss Teen USA 2006 Blair starred in Donald Trump's MTV reality show Pageant Place along with Rachel Smith, Hilary Cruz and Riyo Mori.
  93. 93. Riyo Mori Miss Universe 2007 Mori starred in Donald Trump's MTV reality show Pageant Place along with Rachel Smith, Katie Blair (former Miss Teen USA 2006) and Hilary Cruz (Miss Teen USA 2007). The show started airing on October 10, 2007 and ran for eight episodes. Mori appeared in Jessica Simpson's VH1 reality show The Price of Beauty in 2010 to showcase the standards of beauty in her home country, Japan.
  94. 94. Rachel Smith Miss USA 2007 Smith starred in Donald Trump's MTV reality show Pageant Place. She worked as a reporter for E!, but currently co-hosts ABC's nationallysyndicated entertainment show OnTheRedCarpet. Currently, every Saturday, in 2012, she is also the reporter for the "POP NEWS" segment at 45 minutes into the one hour broadcast of Good Morning America ON ABC.
  95. 95. Erica Dunlap Miss America 2004 In 2009, Dunlap and her husband Brian participated on 15th season of "The Amazing Race," placing third overall.
  96. 96. Lauren Nelson Miss America 2007 On January 17, 2008, Nelson appeared on Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? playing for the Miss America Organization. She won $175,000 before "dropping out". On August 2, 2010 Nelson joined CBS affiliate KWTV in Oklahoma City as a co-anchor of the station's 4 p.m. newscast, which was reformatted on that date from a traditional newscast to a lifestyleoriented newscast.
  97. 97. Joyce Giraud Miss Puerto Rico 1998 Giraud was featured in episodes of Baywatch, and in the film Dude, Where's My Car?. More recently, she has starred in TV shows like House of Payne and Joey. She has joined the cast of the upcoming fourth season of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
  98. 98. Hilary Cruz Miss Teen USA 2007 Cruz starred in Donald Trump's new MTV reality show Pageant Place along with Rachel Smith, Riyo Mori and Katie Blair (former Miss Teen USA 2006).
  99. 99. Rita Verreos Contestant in the Miss Venezuela 1988 Contestant on Survivor: Fiji, the 14th season of the series. She currently works as a free-lance Special Events/Red Carpet correspondent for the International news network cybereport.com.
  100. 100. Nicole Johnson Miss America 1999 Prior to winning the Miss America title she had worked for the Christian Broadcasting Network in addition to her diabetes advocacy. In March 2005, Johnson became the anchor of dLife, a weekly TV series about diabetes that airs on CNBC. She has written four books: three cookbooks with Mr. Food and her autobiography Living with Diabetes. She works full time as a diabetes advocate and patient care expert.
  101. 101. Shawnae Jebbia Miss USA 1998 Though Jebbia had a brief stint as a television personality following her 1998 win, Meniere was left with hearing loss at the age of 27. She began using a Siemens Pure 700 hearing aid, eventually traveling the world as the company's spokesperson.
  102. 102. Erika Harold Miss America 2003 On June 4, 2013, Harold announced she will run against Rep. Rodney L. Davis, R-Ill. in the 2014 Republican primary for Illinois's 13th congressional district.
  103. 103. Dustin-Leigh KonzelmanSeltzer Miss California America 2005 Appeared on "Amazing Racing" season 10 and 11 with another beauty pageant contestant from New YorkKandice Pelletier.
  104. 104. Kandice Pelletier Miss New York 2005 Appeared on "Amazing Race" season 10 and 11 with fellow beauty contestant Dustin-Leigh KonzelmanSeltzer from California.
  105. 105. Caitlin Upton Miss South Carolina Teen USA 2007 Became an Internet meme for her rambling and unstructured response to a pageant question.
  106. 106. Terry Meeuwsen Miss America 1973 Permanent co-host on The 700 Club, joining Pat Robertson on the program, which is broadcast daily from the Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) studios in Virginia Beach, Virginia. An equally talented author, Meeuwsen has also written several books.
  107. 107. Tawny Godin Miss America 1976 In 1977 she became a general assignment reporter at KABC-TV. She has co-hosted a number of popular television shows including "AM Los Angeles", "Eye on LA", "Hollywood Close-up" and "The Love Report." Tawny was also a guest host on the national television program, "Good Morning America" with David Hartman. Tawny is known to her viewing audiences as Tawny Little. She is currently co-anchoring the UPN/13 nightly news in Los Angeles at 7:30 and 10:00 p.m.
  108. 108. Dorothy Benham Miss America 1977 Dorothy is a lyric-coloratura soprano who made her Broadway debut as an original cast member of "Jerome Robbins" Broadway". She has been a guest artist with Symphony Orchestras throughout the country and sang the role of Sonia in the Connecticut Opera's production of The Merry Widow. She has now released 4 CD recordings entitled "The Lord Is My Light," "Christmas," "From The Heart," and "The Crystal Cathedral Collection."
  109. 109. Susan Powell Miss America 1981 Susan Powell is currently the host of Home Matters, her own one-hour series on The Discovery Channel, recently completing its ninth season.
  110. 110. Sharlene Wells Miss America 1985 In 1987, Sharlene became one of the first women to work on-air for ESPN, and for 15 years she covered such world-class events as World Cup Soccer, World Cup Skiing, the Kentucky Derby, America's Cup, World Alpine Championships, the French Open and College Football. Her work at ESPN earned her national recognition including an Emmy nomination and the Miller Lite Women's Sports Journalism award.
  111. 111. Elizabeth Ward Miss America 1982 She made her professional feature film debut in 'Three For The Road' with Charlie Sheen. Her film credits also include a featured role in 'Marked For Death' opposite Steven Segal, 'Pass The Ammo' with Tim Curry, and the CBS feature '83 Hours Till Dawn' with Peter Strauss and Robert Urich. Elizabeth also starred in 'Lower Level' and 'Discretion Assured' with Michael York. She has also appeared in many TV series.
  112. 112. Heather Whitestone Miss America 1995 She had been a spokesperson for the Audible Hearing Aid company of The Starkey Hearing Aid Foundation for 14 years as well as The Cochlear Implant Company for 5 years. She also wrote four books entitled, Listening with My Heart, Believing the Promise, Let God Surprise You, and Heavenly Crowns.
  113. 113. Katie Harman Miss America 2002 After her performance on the Miss America stage in 2001, she was invited to sing with the famed Boston Pops Orchestra under the direction of Keith Lockhart, the Shreveport Symphony, the Oregon Symphony, the US Army Band, the USO, and at many other concert events across the nation. In 2007, Katie debuted her first solo album, Soul of Love.
  114. 114. Tara Dawn Holland Miss America 1997 She has been featured as a vocal soloist with the Kansas City Symphony, the U.S. Air Force Band, and the NATO Band in Italy. Tara also was a featured vocalist in the nationally televised Boston Pops July 4 th Celebration and the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Her self-titled debut CD has been released, as well as an abstinence song she wrote, entitled "I Saved Myself for You."
  115. 115. Rima Fakih Miss USA 2010 She competed on the fifth season of WWE Tough Enough but was eliminated from the show on the fourth episode.
  116. 116. Angela Perez-Baraquio Miss America 2001 Angie was the spokesperson for First Hawaiian Bank from 2002-2005, and was a Host/Writer/Producer on a statewide TV show in Hawaii, Living Local with the Baraquios, which has won numerous Telly Awards.
  117. 117. Chelsea Cooley Miss USA 2005 Just prior to giving up her crown in April 2006, Cooley competed on NBC's Celebrity Cooking Showdown, where she beat Tony Gonzalez and "Big Kenny" (Half of Country Music Duo Big & Rich) by a narrow margin. Since 2012 she is a member of the BQ Girls pop/R&B group.
  118. 118. Susie Castillo Miss USA 2003 Castillo was formerly a regular Music Television (MTV) VJ and host of TRL, and helped with the launch of Mi TRL on MTV Tr3s in September 2006. She is now pursuing acting full-time. She also played the role of Mercedes Hernandez in the TBS show Tyler Perry's House of Payne in a select number of episodes in season 5. In 2007, Castillo became a spokeswoman for Neutrogena.
  119. 119. Frances Louise Parker Miss USA 1994 Lu Parker is currently anchoring the KTLA Morning News Weekend edition alongside Chris Burrous in Los Angelos.
  120. 120. Lynnette Cole Miss USA 2000 Since winning Miss USA, Cole has become a television host for NBC, CMT, ESPN, MTV, VH-1 and made many appearances on As the World Turns. Along with her hosting career, she has appeared in numerous print advertising campaigns and commercials.
  121. 121. Kenya Moore Miss USA 1993 In 2012, Moore joined the season five cast of The Real Housewives of Atlanta. In 2013, she released a workout DVD titled Kenya Moore: Booty Boot Camp.
  122. 122. Kimberly Pressler Miss USA 1999 Currently on ESPN covering the Professional Bowlers Association (PBA), and in June 2013 was seen sideline reporting the Red Bull X Fighters series on FUEL TV from Osaka, Japan. Miss Pressler has been featured in People Magazine, TIME, and voted one of Stuff Magazine’s “101 Sexiest Women in the World.
  123. 123. Kelli McCarty Miss USA 1991 American model, actress and adult film performer. In 2008 she signed with adult entertainment company Vivid Entertainment.
  124. 124. Gretchen Polhemus Miss USA 1989 In 1993, Jensen appeared in a madefor-TV-movie (Bonanza: The Return at the Internet Movie Database) with Ben Johnson and Michael Landon Jr., and worked as a sports correspondent for ESPN and for a CBS affiliate as a news correspondent. She currently is a cohost of KTVX-tv's "Good Things Utah".
  125. 125. Courtney Gibbs Miss USA 1988 Portrayed Assistant District Attorney Galen Henderson on All My Children.
  126. 126. Jineane Ford Miss USA 1980 She joined Phoenix, Arizona based KPNX 12 News in 1991 and had coanchored 12 News Today and 12 News Midday.
  127. 127. Terri Utley Miss USA 1982 She then became a spokeswoman for Mazda. Amos then worked as a news anchor on Movietime television (now known as E!), which gave her the opportunity to cover such events as the Academy Awards and the Cannes Film Festival. She is the award-winning author of "The Enlightened Mom," voted Best Spiritual Book of 2011.
  128. 128. Julie Hayek Miss USA 1983 Hayek is now a trained actress and has starred in successful shows such as Dallas, Twin Peaks and As the World Turns. In addition, she served as cohost on the 1985 revival of Break the Bank.
  129. 129. Deborah Shelton Miss USA 1970 Her most notable television performance is the role of Mandy Winger, one of J. R. Ewing's more memorable mistresses in Dallas for three seasons.
  130. 130. Arlene Howell Miss USA 1958 Howell was cast as the secretary, Melody Lee Mercer, in the ABC/Warner Brothers crime drama, Bourbon Street Beat. Howell appeared as Cindy Lou Brown in the ABC/WB western series, Maverick and many other cameo appearances on TV series.
  131. 131. Charlotte Sheffield Miss USA 1957 In 1958, Miss Sheffield starred alongside Bret Morrison in a science fiction radio drama "The Adventure of the Beauty Queen", as a part of the Exploring Tomorrow radio series.
  132. 132. Myrna Hansen Miss USA 1953 In December 1955 Hansen made her television debut on the The Burns and Allen Show show, which starred George Burns and Gracie Allen. She appeared on the screen for eight minutes of the CBS-TV show. This was longer than her total time on screen in the fifteen movies she had made.
  133. 133. Jackie Loughery Miss USA 1952 In 1957 and 1958 she made five guest appearances on The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show; three as Joyce Collins and the other two as Vicki Donovan. In 1963 she appeared on Perry Mason as Nell Grimes. She married singer Guy Mitchell in October 1953. That marriage ended and she remarried, to actor Jack Webb. She divorced Webb in March 1964.