Miss Universe 1961 Marlene Schmidt
Name : Marlene Schmidt
Place : Breslau, Germany) now known as Wroclaw, Poland
Date of Birth : 1937
Height : 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Hair Colour : Blonde
Professional Engineer Marlene Schmidt (born 1937 in Breslau, Germany, now known as Wroclaw, Poland) came to fame as winner of the 1961 Miss Universe pageant. Later she had a career in the movie industry.
She was raised in East Germany, the state also known in those days as German Democratic Republic. There she gained a masters degree in engineering. In 1960 she and her family moved to West Germany and lived in Stuttgart.