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Raymonde Allain

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Raymonde Allain
Raymonde Allain 1928.jpg
Allain in 1928
Born22 June 1912
Paris, France
Died27 July 2008 (aged 96)
Paris, France
Other namesRaymonde Jeanne Simone Allain
OccupationActress, Model
Years active  1928-1950 (film)

Raymonde Allain (22 June 1912 – 27 July 2008) was a French model and actress.[1] She was Miss France in 1928.[2] Her participation in the Miss Universe contest drew international media attention,[3] and her controversial loss to American Ella Van Hueson prompted critical dispute over what counted as "real beauty".[4] Allain later wrote an autobiography titled Histoire vraie d'un prix de beauté.

Selected filmography[edit | edit source]

Bibliography[edit | edit source]

  • Histoire vraie d'un prix de beauté, Gallimard, 1933, OCLC 9860441

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Goble, Alan (1999). The Complete Index to Literary Sources in Film. Walter de Gruyter. p. 168.
  2. Storme, Kévin (December 14, 2018). "Concours. La Bretagne, terre de Miss". Le Télégramme (in français). Retrieved January 7, 2018.
  3. Grout, Holly (May 13, 2015). The Force of Beauty: Transforming French Ideas of Femininity in the Third Republic. Louisiana State University Press. ISBN 9780807159903.
  4. "Paris Quarrels over Milady Beautiful". Washington Post. July 8, 1928.

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