Retro beauties from the Miss Europe — 1930 contestBy Pictolic https://pictolic.com/en/article/retro-beauties-from-the-miss-europe-1930-contest
The Miss Europe Beauty Contest is a continental competition in which countries geographically located in Europe, as well as Israel, Turkey and Lebanon, take part. The first beauty contest was held in 1920. The event has more than 90 years of history, during this time a lot has changed in Europe and the world, and the standards of beauty have not remained the same.
In this collection we offer to admire the beauties who shone in one of the first European beauty contests. And at the same time to trace how the ideals of beauty have changed during this time.
"Miss Europe — 1930" was held in Paris, the winner was the representative of Greece Aliki Diplaraku.
1. Miss Russia, Austria and Holland on the streets of Paris.
The very first All-European beauty contest was organized in Paris in 1920.
2. Miss Ireland Vera Curran.
In Greece, beauty contests have been held since 1929. Moreover, holding such a competition was considered a matter of national scale: the audience included not only the entire secular metropolitan and provincial society, but also members of the government, the Prime Minister and members of the royal family with courtiers. Every day of the contest was discussed and commented on in the central press, the pages of which were full of photos of girls.
3. Miss Belgium Janet Van Paris.
The winner of the contest in 1930, Aliki Diplaraku, was born into the family of a famous lawyer and received a brilliant education: the future Miss Europe spoke completely fluently in four languages. This fact will play a huge role: Aliki Diplaraku, world—famous for her beauty and the honorary titles awarded to her by the European seal — Spartan, Athenian and Greek with a capital letter - traveled all over the world, lecturing about Ancient Greece and Greek culture, promoting her homeland and inviting her interlocutors to visit the land where the European was born civilization.
4. Miss Hungary Maria Papst.
5. Miss Austria Inge von Greenberg.
6. Miss Holland Rie van der Rest.
7. Miss Germany Dorit Nitikowski (April 29, 1911 in Berlin-Friedenau — until 2000).
8. Miss Germany Dorit Nitikovsky (April 29, 1911 in Berlin-Friedenau — until 2000).
9. Miss Bulgaria Kunka Hristova Chobanova-Nedeva.
10. Miss Czechoslovakia Milada Dostalova.
11. Miss Italy Mafalda Mariottino.
12. Miss Poland Sofya Batytska (August 22, 1907, Lviv — July 9, 1989, Los Angeles).
13. Miss Denmark Esther Peterson.
14. Miss Romania Zoika Dona.
15. Miss Russia Irina Wentzel.
16. Miss England Marjorie Ross.
17. Miss Yugoslavia Stephanie Drobnyak.
18. Miss Spain Elena Pla Mompo.
19. Miss Turkey Mabejel Namik.
20. Miss France Yvonne Labrousse (February 15, 1906 — July 1, 2000).
21. Winner — Miss Greece Aliki Diplaraku (August 28, 1912 — October 30, 2002).
22. The audience at the entrance to the building where Miss Europe — 1930 is chosen.