“Miss Universe 1971 – Georgina Rizk visiting Baalbeck, 1977.” from Lebanese Archive of Diab Alkarssifi 1889-1993, Edited by Ania Dabrowska

Miss Universe 1971, Georgina Rizk was the first Lebanese woman to be given the ultimate  beauty crown.  She was born in Beirut to a Lebanese father and Italian mother.  Her first husband, Ali Hassan Salameh, was a prominent Palestinian politician, member of the famous paramilitary Black September Organisation, a cell of FATAH party.  He was identified as one of key members of The Munich Massacre in 1972.  He was killed seven years later, in 1979, in Beirut by Israel’s intelligence service, Mossad.  Later, Georgina married a famous Arab singer, Walid Tawfik with whom she still lives in Lebanon.

When she visited Baalbeck in 1977, she had only been married to Salameh for few months.  Even though she had won her crown few years before, her popularity was very strong and she was admired by men and women.  She has remained a celebrity to this day.

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4 Responses to “Miss Universe 1971 – Georgina Rizk visiting Baalbeck, 1977.” from Lebanese Archive of Diab Alkarssifi 1889-1993, Edited by Ania Dabrowska

  1. jihad hleihel says:

    buty picture

  2. Ali says:

    I can recognize my mother on a photo, thank you I really think that’s gonna remind her beautiful things 😉

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