Nicky Caras

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Nicky Caras (b. 11/07/1940 – d. **/**/2016) was a beauty queen and actress. Also credited as Nicolette Caras and Nicki Caras.


Nicolette Joan Caras of Johannesburg was South Africa’s 1960 Hibiscus Queen and, as a result, became the country’s entrant in that year’s Miss Universe competition. She ended as third runner-up, with Italian actress-to-be Daniela Bianchi chosen as first runner-up. Though she was signed to a three-month contract by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, the standard long-term seven-year contract she was offered put her off (“I was homesick”), but upon her return she appeared in three South African films: Die Tweede Slaapkamer (Gordon Vorster/1961), Jy’s Lieflik Vanaand (Gordon Vorster/1962) and Gevaarlike Spel (Al Debbo/1962). She also had a part in the 1961 stage production of George and Margaret as presented by Brian Brooke. She married professional golfer Bobby Verwey in 1963 and David Morton in 1983.


Le Roux, André I. & Fourie, Lilla – Filmverlede: geskiedenis van die Suid-Afrikaanse speelfilm

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