Miss South Africa 1958 results: Adele Kruger crowns Penelope Coelen


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, it was Norma Vorster who won the first official Miss South Africa competition in 1956. It was open to white females only.

  • beauty pageant: Miss South Africa
  • edition: 3rd
2nd princessDebbie du ToitDenise Nichols
1st princessRosemary WhitlockJessie Waring
Miss South AfricaPenelope Anne Coelen
(Natal Province)
Adele June Kruger
(Transvaal Province)


  • beauty pageant: Miss World
  • edition: 8th
  • venue: Lyceum Ballroom, London, England, United Kingdom
  • date: October 13, 1958
  • candidates: 20
Penelope Anne CoelenNatal Province,
South Africa
18Miss World 1958

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