Miss South Africa 1956 results: Natal’s Norma Vorster is the inaugural queen


South African Pictorial held Miss South Africa in 1923, which was won by Doris Gwendoline Heliwell with W. J. van Blommestein and Marjorie Elizabeth Cowley as the respective first and second princesses. In 1943, Susie Smuts became the second woman to hold the title.

However, the first official Miss South Africa beauty pageant was held in 1956 and it was open to white females only. Here are the results:

2nd princessVirginia BurmanN/A
1st princessGloria KeeleyN/A
Miss South AfricaNorma Vorster
(Natal Province)
18Miss World 1956

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