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Beauty Queen Collection

"Captivating Beauty Queens

Background imageBeauty Queen Collection: Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise, accompanied by Miss Great Britain Carolyn Moore

Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise, accompanied by Miss Great Britain Carolyn Moore, open new Burtons Superstore in Leeds, Thursday 3rd February 1972

Background imageBeauty Queen Collection: These girls have taken their first steps in a bid to become Miss Madison 1987

These girls have taken their first steps in a bid to become Miss Madison 1987. The trio, from the first heat held in Newcastle, go forward to the area final next month

Background imageBeauty Queen Collection: Beauty Queen Laura May, Miss Penarth. 1991

Beauty Queen Laura May, Miss Penarth. 1991

Background imageBeauty Queen Collection: 21-year-old Vivien Stamp. After picking up the Miss Wansbeck title Vivien dashed off to

21-year-old Vivien Stamp. After picking up the Miss Wansbeck title Vivien dashed off to Workington to take part in a heat of the Miss U.K contest. 20th July 1980

Background imageBeauty Queen Collection: Former Miss Newcastle Vivien Stamp recently won three titles while working as a model in

Former Miss Newcastle Vivien Stamp recently won three titles while working as a model in Italy - Miss Estate, Miss Volcano and Miss Beautiful Bottom. 27th October 1981

Background imageBeauty Queen Collection: Glamour - Beauty Queens 1958. Miss Mediterranean Orange seen here being kissed by one of

Glamour - Beauty Queens 1958. Miss Mediterranean Orange seen here being kissed by one of the Covent Garden Fruit Market porters. Picture taken circa 1st September 1958

Background imageBeauty Queen Collection: The lovely Miss Examiner Kathryn Hey, turned the clock back - for a team of '

The lovely Miss Examiner Kathryn Hey, turned the clock back - for a team of " reporters" entering the Examiner Junior Journalist competition

Background imageBeauty Queen Collection: Rachel Meritt is a real tonic for patients at the Gosforth Health centre

Rachel Meritt is a real tonic for patients at the Gosforth Health centre, where she works - and her appreciative audience is growing. For 17-year-old Rachel

Background imageBeauty Queen Collection: Caz Carrington (Miss Faces French and Miss Davenport) presents National Clubcard

Caz Carrington (Miss Faces French and Miss Davenport) presents National Clubcard and Charity Appeal cheque to Freddie Starr at Faces nightclub. 24th March 1983

Background imageBeauty Queen Collection: Stevie Turner entered her first big beauty contest the whole village went along to watch

Stevie Turner entered her first big beauty contest the whole village went along to watch. And on Monday, August 28, 1972, villagers from Thornley, Co Durham, saw Stevie

Background imageBeauty Queen Collection: The Miss Tyne Tees Television beauty contest at Tynemouth Open Air Swimming Pool 24 July

The Miss Tyne Tees Television beauty contest at Tynemouth Open Air Swimming Pool 24 July 1971 - Winner Lynne Charlton, is crowned by Roderick Griffiths of Tyne Tees Television

Background imageBeauty Queen Collection: Kirsty Bertarelli, formerly Kirsty Roper. Pictured here on a photoshoot a day after being

Kirsty Bertarelli, formerly Kirsty Roper. Pictured here on a photoshoot a day after being crowned Miss UK. She married Ernesto Bartarelli-who is worth £ 6.8 billion in 2000 which made her

Background imageBeauty Queen Collection: Miss United Kingdom Jennifer McAdam in Oxford Street, London. August 1972 P035462

Miss United Kingdom Jennifer McAdam in Oxford Street, London. August 1972 P035462

Background imageBeauty Queen Collection: Irene Ware, American film actress, c1938

Irene Ware, American film actress, c1938. Irene Ware (1910-1993) was Miss United States at the 1929 International Pageant of Pulchritude (Miss Universe pageant)

Background imageBeauty Queen Collection: Winner of the Miss Margate beauty pageant posing with trophy at the Winter

Winner of the Miss Margate beauty pageant posing with trophy at the Winter Gardens Margate. June 1960

Background imageBeauty Queen Collection: Aliki Diplarakou, Miss Greece, winner of the Miss Europe beauty pageant, 1930 (photo)

Aliki Diplarakou, Miss Greece, winner of the Miss Europe beauty pageant, 1930 (photo)
5997332 Aliki Diplarakou, Miss Greece, winner of the Miss Europe beauty pageant, 1930 (photo) by European Photographer, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Aliki Diplarakou, Miss Greece)

Background imageBeauty Queen Collection: Mid-Lent procession in Paris (colour litho)

Mid-Lent procession in Paris (colour litho)
2779491 Mid-Lent procession in Paris (colour litho) by French School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Mid-Lent procession in Paris)

Background imageBeauty Queen Collection: Advertisment for La Belle Fatma (engraving)

Advertisment for La Belle Fatma (engraving)
603256 Advertisment for La Belle Fatma (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Advertisment for La Belle Fatma Ben-Eny, The Beauty Queen of Tunis)

Background imageBeauty Queen Collection: Jimmy Tarbuck signs autographs in Trafalgar Square, London while Miss Liverpool Maureen

Jimmy Tarbuck signs autographs in Trafalgar Square, London while Miss Liverpool Maureen Martin poses with a bottle of champagne. 28th February 1966

Background imageBeauty Queen Collection: Jimmy Tarbuck in London with Miss Liverpool Maureen Martin. 28th February 1966

Jimmy Tarbuck in London with Miss Liverpool Maureen Martin. 28th February 1966

Background imageBeauty Queen Collection: Jimmy Tarbuck in Trafalgar Square, London with Miss Liverpool Maureen Martin

Jimmy Tarbuck in Trafalgar Square, London with Miss Liverpool Maureen Martin. 28th February 1966

Background imageBeauty Queen Collection: Beauty Queen Laura May. 27th July 1991

Beauty Queen Laura May. 27th July 1991

Background imageBeauty Queen Collection: Beauty Queen Laura May, 23, who has seen off more than 400 rivals to take the welsh title

Beauty Queen Laura May, 23, who has seen off more than 400 rivals to take the welsh title and is now in sight of becoming UK Miss Beautiful Eyes 1991. 11th March 1991

Background imageBeauty Queen Collection: Kirk Douglas selects 21-year-old Marilyn Davies as the winner of the Viking Beauty

Kirk Douglas selects 21-year-old Marilyn Davies as the winner of the Viking Beauty Contest, run by the Sunday Pictorial. 7th July 1958

Background imageBeauty Queen Collection: Rachel Meritt. 26th July 1984

Rachel Meritt. 26th July 1984

Background imageBeauty Queen Collection: Sizzling beauties Ruth and Rachel Merrit kept the temperatures high at the Radio One Fun

Sizzling beauties Ruth and Rachel Merrit kept the temperatures high at the Radio One Fun Weekend in Newcastles exhibition park today

Background imageBeauty Queen Collection: Miss Tyne and Wear Rachel Merrit toasts the exhibition. 16th March 1987

Miss Tyne and Wear Rachel Merrit toasts the exhibition. 16th March 1987

Background imageBeauty Queen Collection: The girl who will represent Tyne Wear in the Miss England glamour contest was chosen last

The girl who will represent Tyne Wear in the Miss England glamour contest was chosen last night. Rachel Meritt (centre) of Gosforth became Miss Tyne

Background imageBeauty Queen Collection: Coventrys Coronation Carnival procession with the main tableau carrying the carnival

Coventrys Coronation Carnival procession with the main tableau carrying the carnival Queen Miss Joy Stoney and her maids of honour in Warwick Road 1953

Background imageBeauty Queen Collection: 1970 Coventry Carnival Queen seen here with her two maids of honour. 9th April 1970

1970 Coventry Carnival Queen seen here with her two maids of honour. 9th April 1970

Background imageBeauty Queen Collection: The Lord Mayor of Coventry, Alderman Tom Meffen, helps the carnival queen

The Lord Mayor of Coventry, Alderman Tom Meffen, helps the carnival queen, Miss Heather Kinnie on to her float to head the Coventry Carnival procession out of Memorial Park. 14th June 1971

Background imageBeauty Queen Collection: Cheers! A celebration drink for the six girls who won their way through to the finals of

Cheers! A celebration drink for the six girls who won their way through to the finals of the Coventry Carnival Queen competition to be held at the Lord Mayors ball on April 2nd 1977 The six Coventry

Background imageBeauty Queen Collection: Lord Mayor of Coventry John Dennis Berry helps the carnival queen on to her float to head

Lord Mayor of Coventry John Dennis Berry helps the carnival queen on to her float to head the Coventry Carnival procession out of Memorial Park. 15th June 1974

Background imageBeauty Queen Collection: Six of the best. The six girls who won their way through to the finals of the Coventry

Six of the best. The six girls who won their way through to the finals of the Coventry Carnival Queen competition to be held at the Lord Mayors ball The six Coventry girls are (left to right)

Background imageBeauty Queen Collection: A wave from Carnival Queen Berenice Goodwin, from her float which headed the Coventry

A wave from Carnival Queen Berenice Goodwin, from her float which headed the Coventry Carnival. With Berenice are her attendants, Barbara Burr (left) and Sandra Blake. 15th June 1968

Background imageBeauty Queen Collection: tThe Miss Tyne Tees Television beauty contest at Tynemouth Open Air Swimming Pool 24 July

tThe Miss Tyne Tees Television beauty contest at Tynemouth Open Air Swimming Pool 24 July 1971 - Winner Lynne Charlton is interviewed by Roderick Griffiths of Tyne Tees Television

Background imageBeauty Queen Collection: Miss North Tyneside Yvonne Harvey on the seafront at Whitley Bay as 4

Miss North Tyneside Yvonne Harvey on the seafront at Whitley Bay as 4, 000 pigeons were released for annual carnival race, organised by the North and East Yorkshire Road Federation

Background imageBeauty Queen Collection: Coventry carnival queen, Melanie Greasley (16), poses with The Entertainers XI football

Coventry carnival queen, Melanie Greasley (16), poses with The Entertainers XI football team who include Richard O Sullivan (2nd player from left)

Background imageBeauty Queen Collection: Miss World will wear a crown of steel with matching cape

Miss World will wear a crown of steel with matching cape. Mecca Promotions had the idea of asking the British Steel Corporation to make a crown

Background imageBeauty Queen Collection: 'Miss Canada', 21 year old Jacquie Perrin attended

"Miss Canada", 21 year old Jacquie Perrin attended
" Miss Canada", 21 year old Jacquie Perrin attended and spoke at the luncheon for the Ship and Boat Builders National Federations 24th Annual General Meeting at the Connaught Rooms

Background imageBeauty Queen Collection: 'Miss Canada', 21 year old Jacquie Perrin attended

"Miss Canada", 21 year old Jacquie Perrin attended
" Miss Canada", 21 year old Jacquie Perrin attended and spoke at the luncheon for the Ship and Boat Builders National Federations 24th Annual General Meeting at the Connaught Rooms

Background imageBeauty Queen Collection: Four Beauty Pageant Contestants

Four Beauty Pageant Contestants
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Background imageBeauty Queen Collection: Beauty Pageant Contestant

Beauty Pageant Contestant
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Background imageBeauty Queen Collection: Swimsuit competition

Swimsuit competition
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Background imageBeauty Queen Collection: Blond girl

Blond girl
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Background imageBeauty Queen Collection: Miss Great Britain at Asda for a promotion of Lux Soap, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, 1972

Miss Great Britain at Asda for a promotion of Lux Soap, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, 1972. The platform shoes and short skirts were typical of the style of clothes at the time

Background imageBeauty Queen Collection: Mid-Lent carnival float of the queen of the queens, 1903

Mid-Lent carnival float of the queen of the queens, 1903. An illustration from Le Petit Journal, 29th March 1903

Background imageBeauty Queen Collection: Mid-Lent, election of the Queen of the Queens, 1900. Artist: Oswaldo Tofani

Mid-Lent, election of the Queen of the Queens, 1900. Artist: Oswaldo Tofani
Mid-Lent, election of the Queen of the Queens, 1900. Old Parisian custom of electing at Mi-Careme (mid-Lent) a Queen of Paris from Queens chosen by each of the 20 arrondissements, or wards, in Paris



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"Captivating Beauty Queens: From the Finest European Bathing Pool to International Fame" Step into the world of beauty queens as these girls take their first steps towards becoming Miss Madison 1987, at the famous Hastings and St Leonard Bathing Pool - renowned as Europe's finest. In 1938, Irene Ware, an American film actress, graced the screen with her timeless beauty. Meanwhile, former Miss Newcastle Vivien Stamp achieved remarkable success by winning three titles while working as a model in glamourous settings. Glamour truly shone in 1958 when Miss Mediterranean Orange was captured being kissed by one lucky admirer. And speaking of admiration, Rachel Meritt became a true tonic for patients at Gosforth Health Centre with her radiant presence. Caz Carrington, who held prestigious titles such as Miss Faces French and Miss Davenport, presented National Clubcard with elegance and grace. Even comedy legends Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise couldn't resist the charm of Miss Great Britain Carolyn Moore. When Stevie Turner entered her first major beauty contest, it captivated an entire village that gathered to witness this momentous occasion unfold. Kirsty Bertarelli (formerly Kirsty Roper) embraced her new identity during a captivating photoshoot just one day after rebranding herself. Miss United Kingdom Jennifer McAdam made Oxford Street come alive with allure in August 1972. Her regal presence left onlookers mesmerized by her undeniable beauty and poise. Finally, we travel back to 1930 when Aliki Diplarakou from Greece won the coveted title of Miss Europe in a historic photo that forever immortalizes her stunning grace and elegance. These captivating moments remind us why beauty queens have always been celebrated for their enchanting allure throughout history - leaving an indelible mark on our hearts and minds.