47. Miss World Of 1973 – Marjorie Wallace
Date of birth: January 23, 1954
Place of birth: Indianapolis, Indiana
Profession: Actress, TV Host, and model
Marjorie was crowned Miss World in London, UK on November 23, 1973. She was the first woman from the US to win the crown. However, she was stripped of her title after 104 days for not “fulfilling the basic requirements of the job”. Marjorie was reportedly engaged to Formula One driver Peter Revson. However, she had an affair with the Welsh singer Tom Jones, and was seen getting intimate with him on a beach in Barbados. This violated her contract and she was asked to step down from her role. However, that was just the beginning of her misfortunes. Fifteen days after her title was taken from her, Revson was killed in a crash. She became depressed and allegedly attempted to take her life after overdosing on sleeping pills. She was found by her sister, who got her admitted to a hospital.
Marjorie has been a part of many major TV shows, including ‘Baretta’, ‘Get Christie Love!’, and hosted Entertainment Tonight.