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Amparo Muñoz Poster

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Date of Birth 22 June 1954Vélez-Málaga, Málaga, Andalucía, Spain
Date of Death 27 February 2011Málaga, Málaga, Andalucía, Spain  (Parkinson's Disease)
Birth NameAmparo Muñoz Quesada

Mini Bio (1)

Amparo Muñoz was born on June 22, 1954 in Vélez-Málaga, Málaga, Andalucía, Spain as Amparo Muñoz Quesada. She was an actress, known for Familia (1996), Mama Turns 100 (1979) and Delirios de amor (1986). She was married to Víctor Rubio and Patxi Andión. She died on February 27, 2011 in Málaga, Málaga.

Spouse (2)

Víctor Rubio (1991 - 1994) (divorced)
Patxi Andión (1976 - 1978) (divorced)

Trivia (7)

Miss Spain in 1973, and Miss Universe in 1974.
Brother Pedro Muñoz.
Started her career as model in advertising and on the runways.
Elected Miss Costa del Sol in 1973.
Did not finish her reign as Miss Universe. She gave up the crown six months later when she refused to be manipulated by the organization and rejected taking a trip to Japan.
Was declared persona non-grata in the Philippines in 1984 after she engaged in a hair pulling incident the manager of fellow Miss Universe (Philippines, 1969) Gloria Diaz. She alleged that the manager try to pimp her to wealthy businessmen and politicians, which she turned down. The feud resulted to Amparo's deportation, upon the request and intervention of Joseph Estrada, then mayor of San Juan, a close friend of Diaz.
Was the first, and so far the only, Spaniard to ever win the Miss Universe title.

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