Miss South Africa 1961 results: Denise Muir crowns Yvonne Hulley


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: 6th
2nd princessRita RheederStella Pithey
1st princessMarlene BoyesDorothy Farquhar
Miss South AfricaYvonne Brenda Hulley
(Cape Province)
Denise Muir


  • beauty pageant: Miss World
  • edition: 11th
  • venue: Lyceum Ballroom, London, England, United Kingdom
  • date: November 9, 1961
  • candidates: 37
Yvonne Brenda HulleyCape Province,
South Africa
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