Zahra Norbo

Zahra Norbo

Born as Ragnhild Olavsson in Alingsås, Sweden, Zahra became a schoolmistress but was destined for a new and more glamorous life as a very famous model and actress. She was crowned as Miss Sweden at the age of 19, by none less than Tony Curtis, in 1954 under her real name.

She moved to Hollywood, where, as a Playmate, she was known as one of the “good girls” of the 1950s and early ‘60s. That is, she managed to pose seductively without actually revealing anything.  At the age of 24, she became only the second non-American Playmate (after Elsa Sørensen from neighbouring Denmark).

Zahra is still alive and well and sharing her life with her husband – the same man who signed her up for the Miss Sweden contest all those years ago. Ah, bless!

Personal details  -  Born 7 February 1934                        38-22-35         5ft 7in (170cm)

Appearances  -  9, debut Beautiful Britons 40 (February 1959)

Spick  -  64, 73, 92

Span  -  65

Beautiful Britons  -  40

Spick & Span Extra  -  53

Spick & Span Annual  -  2

66  -  39, 54