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Miss Universe 1955 Hillevi Rombin, the pageant’s first Swedish titleholder
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Miss Universe 1955 Hillevi Rombin, the pageant’s first Swedish titleholder

Hillevi Rombin (September 14, 1933 - June 19, 1996) of Sweden is the fourth winner of Miss Universe in 1955. September 14 is the 257th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (258th in leap years). ... 1933 (MCMXXXIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... June 19 is the 170th day of the year (171st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 195 days remaining. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... Natalie Glebova of Canada is congratulated by Miss Universe 2004 Jennifer Hawkins of Australia during the Grand Finale of Miss Universe 2005 on May 31st, 2005 in Bangkok, Thailand. ... 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


She grew up in Uppsala, and was the Swedish national decathlon champion before she competed in the pageant. A remarkable athlete, Rombin excelled in gymnastics, track & field, and downhill snow skiing. After winning the pageant, she left Sweden for Hollywood to fulfill her acting contract with Universal Pictures, part of the prize package as Miss Universe. She studied acting along with John Gavin, Clint Eastwood, and Barbara Eden, among the other contract actors also in training. Universal put her in a couple films, with just one or two lines, to give her some exposure and experience. She can be seen in The Benny Goodman Story [1] (1955) as someone who asks for an autograph and in Istanbul [2] (1957) as a flight attendant near the end; she has small speaking roles in both films and her name can be seen in the credits. Before she would get much further with acting, she left it when she married. Uppsala (older spelling Upsala) 59°51′ N 17°38′ E is a Swedish City in central Sweden, located about 70 km north of Stockholm. ... A decathlon is a sportive contest made up of 10 events. ... Gymnastics is a sport involving the performance of sequences of movements requiring physical strength, flexibility, and kinesthetic awareness, such as handsprings and handstands. ... Athletics, also known as track and field or track and field athletics, is a collection of sport events. ... Members of the US Air Force skiing (and snowboarding) at Keystone Resorts 14th Annual SnoFest An alpine skier Deep powder skiing Skiing is the activity of gliding over snow using skis (originally wooden planks, now usually made from fiberglass or related composites) strapped to the feet with ski bindings. ... ... Universal Studios Theme Parks. ... John Gavin (born John Anthony Golenor on April 8, 1928) is an American film actor and former US Ambassador to Mexico. ... Clint Eastwood Clinton Eastwood, Jr. ... Barbara Eden, ca. ...


During her year reign as Miss Universe, while traveling around the U.S., she met her future husband G. David Schine, whose family was in the hotel business and would later himself be in the film and music businesses. She would not pursue an acting career and instead married, soon starting a large family with Schine. They married in 1957, went on to have six children, and were married for almost 40 years until their deaths together in 1996. Gerard David Schine, better known as G. David Schine (September 11, 1927 – June 19, 1996), was thrown into the spotlight in his mid-twenties when he directed special government investigations with Roy Cohn for Senator Joseph McCarthy from 1952 to 1953, which led to getting embroiled in a controversy with...


She, her husband, and one of their sons died tragically in a plane crash in 1996, the result of an engine failure shortly after take off.


Hillevi Rombin remains as the only Miss Universe winner to date to have died.


External links

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