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Miss Universe 1964 (Source)

Kiriaki Corinna Tsopei in Greek: Κυριακή Κορίνα Τσοπέη, (born June 21, 1944) to George Greek: Γιώργος and Maria Greek: Μαρία Tsopei. In 1964 the 5'7" tall beauty became the first Greek winner of the Miss Universe pageant.

Family

Corinna's father was a Major in the Greek Army, his side of the family were Maniots Greek: Μάνης from the Peloponnese area. She has one brother, Basil, Greek: Βασίλη and one sister, Debbie, Greek: Δέσποινα (Μπετίνα).

She has been married twice and has three children from her first marriage; Andreas who is 31 years-old, Stefano is 25 years-old and Giorgos is 25 years-old. The family lives permanently in Los Angeles, California but pay frequent visits over in Greece to visit relatives. Corinna is currently married to Freddie Fields, brother of band leader Shep Fields.

Career

On June 20, 1964, Corinna was crowned Star Hellas Greek: ΣΤΑΡ ΕΛΛΑΣ and moves on to represent Greece at the 1964 Miss Universe pageant in Miami, Florida. At the event she beats out Miss Israel, Miss Great Britain and Miss Sweden to be crowned Miss Universe bringing the title to Greece for the very first time. She has returned several times to judge the pageant since then.

Corinna Tsopei as Princess Reyka from Lost in Space episode (Source)

After the event she went on to pursue a movie career appearing in a few Hollywood movies and tv series such as: A Man Called Horse, Daniel Boone, Lost in Space, Valley of the Dolls and A Guide for the Married Man starring Walter Matthau and Inger Stevens.

Apart from her beauty pagean work and acting career Corinna also is a Chairman on an organisation for children that suffers from leukaemia.


See also:


Miss Greece

Marina Papaelia

Irene Skliva

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