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Friday marks the 60th anniversary of Finnish beauty queen Armi Kuusela's coronation as the first Miss Universe in Long Beach, California.

Friday marks the anniversary of Finnish beauty queen Armi Kuusela's coronation as the first Miss Universe in Long Beach, California.

Tapio Wirkkala (1915-1985) was a Finnish designer and sculptor, a major figure of post-war design. The range of his work was immense, from plastic ketchup bottles and metalware to glass, ceramics and plywood in a range of styles to graphic art including the design of Finland's banknotes in 1955 to stoneware, jewelry, and furniture for mass production to individual sculptures in several media. Wirkkala earned honors in numerous international exhibitions.

Tapio Wirkkala was a multitalented design genius, widely considered a leading figure of modern Finnish industrial art.

Tauno Palo (25 October 1908 – 24 May 1982) was a Finnish actor and singer in what some consider the golden age of Finnish cinema.

Tauno Palo, the most handsome finnish actor ever Beautiful pictures of beautiful people

Kaipiainen, Birger (1915 - 1988) kansallisbiografian artikkeli

Kaipiainen, Birger (1915 - 1988) kansallisbiografian artikkeli

Tapio Rautavaara - Pomus - 1960-1969

Tapio Rautavaara - Pomus - 1960-1969

antti reini - Google-haku

antti reini - Google-haku

Armi Kuusela kuvattuna 1954.

Armi Kuusela kuvattuna 1954.

Eeva-Kaarina Volanen 1921-1999

Eeva-Kaarina Volanen 1921-1999

Tauno Palo - Kulkurin valssi 1941

Tauno Palo - Kulkurin valssi 1941

Ritva Valkama   Finnish  actor

Ritva Valkama Finnish actor

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Miss Universe 1952 – Armi Kuusela was the first Miss Universe ever representing Finland. Although you would think she would lead a very successful life she chose the maternal side of it by getting married.

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