Corinna Tsopei Miss Universe 1964

An interesting thing happened recently. I’ll start with briefly mentioning my instagram account stacytrashphile, not just for a plug, but because its an integral part of the story. I found a picture of a pretty brown haired lady in a metallic gold bathing suit, matching cape and metallic gold heels on Tumblr and thought it was a pretty rad pic and posted it on instagram. The lady is sitting on what I thought was large gold coins, with a globe in the background. I captioned the pic “Dunno what it is but I like it” I wasn’t sure where the picture came from or the context, I was thinking maybe a 60’s sci-fi movie. Anyway a short time after posting it I received a message from a guy named Paris Zax who as it turns out is the lady in the picture’s son! Her name is Corinna Tsopei and after researching more about her the whole situation is so much more interesting than I originally thought. He sent me a bunch of pics of his mom from the 60’s, I will add them to the post of course.

Corinna is a beauty pageant veteran from Greece, who in 1964 won Miss Universe. She was the first Greek winner of Miss Universe, and according to my research she still helps judge from time to time. Along with her pageant efforts she appeared in several films/TV shows through out the 60’s.

Back to the picture I posted on instagram- apparently it’s a picture from her Miss Golden Globe win in 1967. I didn’t realize the prop is a stack of large gold film canisters, not coins, also representing The Golden Globes is a literal golden globe in the background, it all makes sense now! The whole situation is pretty awesome, I love that her son contacted me and I got to learn not only her name, but read more about her interesting and exciting background. The pictures featured below are the ones her son sent to me, my fave is the second picture, she’s stunning and definitely deserving of her Miss Universe title. Enjoy!

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