Anneline Kriel

South African actress, model and beauty queen
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Anneline Kriel
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Photographed by Gavin Furlonger
Born (1955-07-28) 28 July 1955 (age 67)
Alma materUniversity of Pretoria
OccupationModel, Actress
Spouse(s)Peter Bacon (1996)
Phillip Tucker (1989-1994)
Sol Kerzner (1980-1985)
Beauty pageant titleholder
TitleMiss World 1974
Miss South Africa 1974
Major
competition(s)
Miss Engineering Queen 1973
(Winner)
Miss Rag Queen 1973
(Winner)
Miss Northern Transvaal 1973
(Winner)
Miss South Africa 1974
(Winner)
Miss World 1974
(1st Runner-Up/Winner)

Anneline Kriel (born 28 July 1955) is a South African actress, model and beauty queen. She won Miss South Africa and Miss World in 1974 after the UK's Helen Morgan resigned only four days after her victory. Anneline is the second woman to hold the title of Miss World in South Africa after Penelope Coelen in 1958. Since then, she has worked in film and as a model.

Career

Kriel was nineteen years old when she became Miss World in 1974. This was during a tumultuous period in South African history, as the international boycott of South Africa due to the apartheid system continued. As a result, she sometimes caught the fire of international media which depicted her as a face of the apartheid regime. In support of the boycott, the United Kingdom and Australia refused to accept her as part of the obligatory world tour of the Miss World pageant.

Welsh singer Shirley Bassey (one of the contest judges) also protested against her receiving the award. However, the United States later relented and Kriel was allowed to make television appearances in the country. In South Africa, her victory at the contest received a rapturous response from both the public and local media.[1]

Upon finishing her term as Miss World, Anneline worked in advertisement and modeling.

Thereafter, she became an ambassador for several beauty brands, completing public relations activities and studied drama at the University of Pretoria.[2] She has also starred in several Afrikaans-language films, soap operas, stage plays[3] and the internationally successful film, Kill and Kill Again which debuted at #2 at the US Box Office.[4]

In 1981, Kriel released the pop single, "He Took Off My Romeos"[5][6]

In 2017, the Krugerrand-studded dress which Kriel had worn as her National dress was put on public display at the Prins and Prins Diamonds Museum of Gems & Jewellery in Cape Town.

In 2018, Kriel added another evening gown to the exhibition that she wore on the evening of the Miss World Pageant in 1974. The dress is also on display at the Prins and Prins Diamonds Museum of Gems & Jewellery.

In 2018, Kriel attended the sixtieth Anniversary Celebration of the Miss South African pageant in Pretoria.

On 7 September 2019, Kriel was a guest speaker at the annual upgrade of the Witkruis monument between Mokopane (Potgietersrus) and Polokwane (Pietersburg), in South Africa.

To date, she has appeared on the cover of the Huisgenoot magazine 33 times.[2]

Personal life

Kriel was born in Pretoria to an Afrikaner family and was raised in the mining town of Witbank, the daughter of a prison officer.[1] She has two siblings. They finished their education at Hoërskool Generaal Hertzog.

As a student, Kriel lived in Huis Asterhof (formerly Vergeet-my-nie) whilst studying drama at the University of Pretoria. Kriel made one film called "Somer" which was a set book for schools written by CM van den Heever. She also made a television short story in Afrikaans, called "Storieboekmoord". Whilst at university, she became Rag Queen and entered the Miss South Africa competition and won the Miss Northern Transvaal Competition. She won the Miss South Africa title in 1974, and then became Miss World (after initially holding second place) when Helen Morgan of the UK stepped down after just four days.

In March 1976, Kriel was embroiled in a scandal over leaked nude photographs that she willingly posed for, and appeared in the media and on the front page of the Sunday Times. Roy Hilligenn took the photographs and sold them to a British newspaper.

Kriel retired from being Miss World and later became fashion model and worked in Italy for five years. She worked as the Birra Peroni model in television and magazine adds. She also worked as a model in Paris and New York with Johnny Casablanca Model Management Agency. Kriel learned to speak some French and Italian from these experiences.

Kriel returned to South Africa from New York to marry Sol Kerzner in 1980. She divorced five years later, converted to Judaism in Switzerland[7] under the supervision of rabbi Mordechai Piron, then the rabbi of the Israelitische Cultusgemeinde Zürich (ICZ), the biggest Jewish congregation in Switzerland.[8] Later in 1989, she married the millionaire horse breeder Philip Tucker in Johannesburg, where they lived and had two children; Tayla and Witney. They divorced five years later in 1994.

Kriel married Peter Bacon on 28 March 1996, the CEO and former protegé of Kerzner. The couple currently reside in Mauritius.

Kriel and Sol Kerzner sought an interdict against Jonathan Ball Publishers Ltd. and Allan Breenblo over Breenblo's Kerzner Unauthorised, an unauthorised biography of Kerzner. They claimed that the content would infringe on their reputations.[9]

In 2007, Kriel, a Goldin family friend, attended the murder trials for the killers of actor Brett Goldin and fashion designer, Richard Bloom.[10]

In 2017, Kriel suggested that then-President of South Africa Jacob Zuma face charges of crimes against humanity in the International Criminal Court for failing to protect farmers in South Africa.[11][12]

Filmography

Film, TV Series/Talk shows and Stage Plays
Year Title Role Notes
1973 Storieboekmoord TV Series
1974 Somer Linda du Preez Film
1976-1980 Birra Peroni TV
1978 Iemand Soos Jy Roelien Allman Film
1981 Kill and Kill Again Kandy Kane Film
1981 Oh George Amanda TV Series
1984 The Wrong time of the Year Ingrid Barnard Stage Play
1985 The Marriage-Go-Round Katrin Stage Play
1985 Van der Merwe P.I.[13] Angel Labuschagne Film
1985 Skoppensboer Hedda Steger TV Series
1987 Ballade vir 'n Enkeling - 1st Season Alicia Francke TV Series
1989 Veels Geluk Happy Returns Herself Talk show
1989 The Tangent Affair Venetia Tangent Film
1990 Reason to Die Lena Wallace Film
1999 Make a Meal of It Herself TV
2017 Halfuur met Hanlie Herself Talk Show
2019 Tussen Ons Herself Talk Show
2019 'n Huppel in die stap Herself TV
2019 Kwela Herself Talk Show
2021 KoppieTeefontein Herself Talk Show

References

  1. ^ a b A Race Apart: the beauty queens of the apartheid era The Times. 25 June 2010
  2. ^ a b Where is former Miss World Anneline Kriel today?. The Citizen
  3. ^ Motel View Victoria University Press. 1992. pp. 60
  4. ^ Allan, Jani (1980s). Face Value. Longstreet.
  5. ^ South Africa's Vinyl Music History Rock.co.za. Retrieved on 15 September 2012
  6. ^ Anneline Kriel - He Took Off my Romeos Soundcloud. Retrieved on 15 September 2012
  7. ^ The Adventures of Rabbi Arieh: A Destined Mission Around the World iUniverse. 2009. pp. 187
  8. ^ Miss Israel Goes to Africa. Jewish Telegraphic Agency
  9. ^ South African High Court prohibits the publication of Kerzner Unauthorised[Usurped!] Retrieved on 14 September 2012
  10. ^ Goldin, Bloom murder trial postponed to May Mail & Guardian. 5 March 2007
  11. ^ "Mngxitama tells Anneline Kriel farm murders are black revenge". 24 February 2017.
  12. ^ "Anneline Kriel and Andile Mngxitama go toe-to-toe over farm murders".
  13. ^ Van der Merwe P.I. MNET. Retrieved on 15 September 2012

External links

External video
video icon MISS WORLD - COLOUR 1974 Miss World at the Albert Hall. AP Archive - British Movietone News footage.
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