Maureen Hingert’s Life & Times in Pictures

 Maureen Hingert at the Miss Universe Pageant in  1955

In 1955, Hingert was crowned Miss Ceylon and subsequently selected as a contestant in Miss Universe 1955 pageant.[1] She was the first Ceylonese representative to win an award at the Miss Universe pageant, after ended up as the second runner-up.[3] Due to her very high placement in the contest, she has been revered as “putting Ceylon on the map” and being an ambassador to her country, Ceylon (now known as Sri Lanka). 








Maureen Hingert in Films











Maureen Hingert becoming Mrs Zamperrelli ….  her husband being Mario Zamperrelli


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4 responses to “Maureen Hingert’s Life & Times in Pictures

  1. K. K. De Silva

    Maureen Hingert was Secretary to the Marketing Director of Nestle’s , Mr. Wailes, in 1960/1961. She was extremely polite & helpful to members of the staff. National soccer players, T. O. M. Deen, M. M. Hashim Deen & Andrew Fernando etc & M. Izzeth Ahmed, son of Proctor Markar of Fort, Galle , & later Ambassador to Saudi Arabia , were among those who worked for Nestle’s during that time.

    • Chandra Fernando

      Yes. She was at Nestles where my brother-in-law Egerton Canagasabey was the Advertising Manager.

  2. San de Silva

    I can remember her so well!
    Happy reminiscing!
    Thanks Michael.

  3. Sanjay Gunawardena

    Does anyone knows where she lives now?

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