First Post-War Greek Beauty Queen Dies at 83

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Daisy Mavraki, crowned as Greece’s 1952 “Star Hellas” died on Thursday in Athens aged 83.

Mavraki, born in Crete, was voted the most beautiful Greek woman in the the first beauty contest held in the Greek capital after the end of the Second World War.

The glamorous ceremony, held at the luxurious Grand Britannia Hotel on Syntagma Square, was attended by Athenian high society, including the Prime Minister at the time, Alexandros Papagos.

The glittering pageant was hosted by famed Greek actress, singer and politician Melina Merkouri.

Mavraki went on to represent Greece in the first “Miss Universe” pageant which was held on June 28, 1952 at the Long Beach Municipal Auditorium in Long Beach, California, where she earned the position of second runner up.

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