Miss World is the most prestigious of all beauty pageants in the world. Winners of the Miss World contest since its inception in 1951 become the goddesses of glamour and fashion. The glitter which surrounds the winners of the title has attracted women from all over the world to try their luck in the competition.

2008 Miss World Ksenia Sukhinova from Russia

Year Winner Country
1951 Kiki Haakonson Sweden
1952 May Louise Flodin Sweden
1953 Denise Perrier France
1954 Antigone Costanda Egypt
1955 Susana Duijm Venezuela
1956 Petra Schuermann Germany
1957 Marita Lindahl Finland
1958 Penelope Anne Coelen South Africa
1959 Corinne Rottschafer Holland
1960 Norma Cappagli Argentina
1961 Rosemarie Frankland United Kingdom
1962 Catharina Lodders Holland
1963 Carole Crawford Jamaica
1964 Ann Sydney United Kingdom
1965 Lesley Langley United Kingdom
1966 Reita Faria India
1967 Madeleine Hartog Bell Peru
1968 Penelope Plummer Australia
1969 Eva Rueber Staier Austria
1970 Jennifer Hosten Grenada
1971 Lucia Petterle Brazil
1972 Belinda Green Australia
1973 Marjorie Wallace United States
1974 Helen Morgan United Kingdom
Anneline Kriel South Africa
1975 Wilnelia Merced Puerto Rico
1976 Cindy Breakspeare Jamaica
1977 Mary Stavin Sweden
1978 Silvana Suarez Argentina
1979 Gina Swainson Bermuda
1980 Gabriella Brum Germany
Kimberley Santos Guam
1981 Pilin Leon Venezuela
1982 Mariasela Alvarez Dominican Republic
1983 Sarah Jane Hutt United Kingdom
1984 Astrid Carolina Herrera Venezuela
1985 Holmfridur Karlsdottir Iceland
1986 Giselle Laronde Trinidad and Tobago
1987 Ulla Weigerstorfer Austria
1988 Linda Petursdottir Iceland
1989 Aneta Kreglicka Poland
1990 Gina Tolleson United States
1991 Ninibeth Leal Venezuela
1992 Julia Kourotchkina Russia
1993 Lisa Hanna Jamaica
1994 Aishwarya Rai India
1995 Jacqueline Aguilera Venezuela
1996 Irene Skliva Greece
1997 Diana Hayden India
1998 Linor Abargil Israel
1999 Yukta Mookhey India
2000 Priyanka Chopra India
2001 Agbani Darego Nigeria
2002 Azra Akin Turkey
2003 Rosanna Davison Ireland
2004 Maria Julia Mantilla Peru
2005 Unnur Birna Vilhjalmsdottir Iceland
2006 Tatana Kucharova Czech Republic
2007 Zhang Zilin China