Mirror… Mirror on the wall… who is the most beautiful of them all

‘Miss Europe’ was held for the first time in 1920 and it was one of the most talked about events in the press. In 1930 ‘Miss Europe’ took place at Paris Opera, Paris, and the streets outside the hall were packed with people eager to see the participants…

Now, 85 years later, a little look back, of past beauty, fashion and make-up. Have a look at 1930’s Miss Europe particiapants:

Who is your top 3 Miss Europe 1930?…

Miss Allemange, Dorit Nitykowski -

Miss Allemange, Dorit Nitykowski (Click photo to enlarge).

Miss Allemange, Dorit Nitykowski

Miss Allemange, Dorit Nitykowski (Click photo to enlarge).

Miss Austria, Ingeborg von Grinberger -

Miss Austria, Ingeborg von Grinberger (Click photo to enlarge).

Miss Austria, Ingeborg von Grinberger

Miss Austria, Ingeborg von Grinberger (Click photo to enlarge).

Miss Belgique, Jenny Vanparays -

Miss Belgique, Jenny Vanparays (Click photo enlarge).

Miss Bulgarie

Miss Bulgaria , Kunqu Christ Chobanova-Nedev (Click photo to enlarge).

Miss Danmark, Esther Petersen -

Miss Danmark, Esther Petersen (Click photo to enlarge).

Miss Espana, Elena Plá Mompó 2

Miss Espana, Elena Plá Mompó (Click photo to enlarge).

Miss France, Yvette Labrousse, Begum Um Habibeh Aga Khan

Miss France, Yvette Labrousse (the later Begum Om Habibeh Aga Khan), she had Always great story’s about ‘her time’ as Miss France, about the girls, the fashion of that time, the make-up and the travels (Click photo to enlarge).

Miss Europe, Greece, Aliki Diplarakou

Miss Greece, Miss Europe, Aliki Diplarakou (Click photo to enlarge).

Miss Great Britain, Marjorie Ross

Miss Great Britain, Marjorie Ross (Click photo to enlarge).

Miss Hollande, Rie Van der Rest -

Miss Hollande, Rie van der Rest (Click photo to enlarge).

Miss Hongrie, Maria Papst

Miss Hongrie, Maria Papst (Click photo to enlarge).

Miss Ireland, Vera Curran

Miss Ireland, Vera Curran (Click photo to enlarge).

Miss Italia, Mafalda Morittino --

Miss Italia, Mafalda Morittino (Click photo to enlarge).

Miss Polonia, Zofia Batycka

Miss Polonia, Zofia Batycka (Click photo to enlarge).

Miss Roumanie, Zoica Dona

Miss Romania, Zoica Dona (Click photo to enlarge).

Miss Russia

Miss Russia, Irina Wentzel (Click photo to enlarge).

Miss Tchécoslovaquie, Milada Dostálová -

Miss Tchécoslovaquie, Milada Dostálová (Click photo to enlarge).

Miss Turkuie, Mubedjel Namik

Miss Turkquie, Mubedjel Namik (Click photo to enlarge).

Miss Yougoslavie, Stephanie 'Caca' Drobujak

Miss Yougoslavie, Stephanie ‘Caca’ Drobujak (Click photo to enlarge).

MissEuropeContest1930

Miss Europe 1930 contest at Paris Opera. Two pages showen from ‘The L’Illustration’, a weekly newspaper published in Paris. The winner: Mme Aliki Diplarakou: middle, left. Mme Yvette Labrousse (the later Begum Om Habibeh Aga Khan), above, second from left.  (private collection)(Click photo to enlarge).

by Jean Amr

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