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Thursday, July 15, 2010

Miss Universe 1955 – Hillevi Rombin - Sweden

Miss Universe 1955 – Hillevi Rombin - Sweden

Full Name: Hillevi A.K. Rombin

Date of Birth: September 14, 1933

Place of Birth: Uppsala, Sweden

Height: 165cm / 5’5”

Preceded by: Myrna Hansen (France)

Succeeded by: Carlene King Johnson

Biography:

Hillevi Rombin of Sweden in 1955 was the fourth winner of the Miss Universe crown. She was a national decathlon champion in Sweden before she joined in the competition. After she won the pageant, Hillevi left Sweden for Hollywood through her acting contract with Universal Pictures – part of the Miss Universe prize package.

While there, she studied acting alongside with Hollywood actors like Clint Eatwood and John Gavin. She appeared in some films with a few lines. She can be seen in The Benny Goodman Story (Part 1) in 1955 and Part 2 of the same in1957. While traveling around the world particularly in the U.S. at some point in her year reign as Miss Universe, she met her soon to be husband G. David Schine from a family who operates hotels and with interest in entertainment business. She focused on married life and totally left acting after the two wed in 1957. They had six children throughout their almost 40 years as husband and wife until their untimely deaths in 1996 in a plane crash.

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