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Rosemarie Frankland (1943–2000)

Rosemarie Frankland was a beautiful young girl in London, working behind the counter at Marks and Spencer, who ended up becoming Britain's first Miss World in 1961. She began an affair with Bob Hope that lasted more than twenty years. She even moved in to his home in Palm Springs at one point. Although at first he helped her launch what seemed to ... See full bio »

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We Shall See
We Shall See Waitress
I'll Take Sweden


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 1965 I'll Take Sweden
 1964 We Shall See
 1964 The Dickie Henderson Show (TV Series)
- The Moustache (1964)
 1964 A Hard Day's Night
Brunette Showgirl (uncredited)
 1964 Contest Girl
Miss Australia (uncredited)
 1964 The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre (TV Series)
- We Shall See (1964) ... Waitress
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 1962 The Bob Hope Show (TV Series)
Herself - Guest
- Episode dated 24 January 1962 (1962) ... Herself - Guest

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5' 6" (1.68 m)

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[to a newspaper in 1998] Beauty queens are dressed up and paraded down the catwalk just so some fellow can get a quick thrill. They should shove it in the archives and forget about it.


Her first husband, photographer Ben Jones, said after her death, "Rosemarie was star-struck and I don't think she had the capacity to deal with it. For an 18-year-old behind the counter at Marks and Spencer to be thrown in the deep end of Miss World with no guidance and nobody to help her was too much. In the end it was a bit of a Marilyn Monroe story". See more »

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