Monday, December 17, 2007
MISS WORLD LEAD ASTRAY BY SEX FILM PRODUCER—52 year-old smut peddler turns out 18-year-old beauty
PICTURED: Furious Miss World contest organizer Julia Morely.
November 17th 1980
The briefest reign ever by Miss World ended just 18 hours after Miss Germany won the title in London on Thursday 14th November. By Friday afternoon, the 18-year-old blonde beauty had resigned and contest organiser Julia Morely was faced with the task of offering the vacant rold to runner-up Miss Guam. Stormy scenes followed Gabriella’s abdication and the Miss World organisers are now threatening to sue her 52-year-old American lover Benno Bellenbaum, a sex film producer, for persuading her to break her contract.