BirthdayJanuary 9, 1937
BirthplaceColombo, Ceylon
Age79
HoroscopeCapricorn

Celebrity biographies

  1. About Maureen Hingert

    Full name: Maureen Hingert
    Also known as: Maureen Hingert, Hingert, Maureen
    Professions: Sri Lankan actor

  2. Maureen Hingert Biography

    Maureen Neliya Hingert (born January 9) is a Sri Lankan dancer, model and actress. She is the only Sri Lankan representative to win an award at a Miss Universe pageant after finishing as the runner-up at the 1955 event.She was heralded a favorite for the world beauty crown together with “Miss Sweden,” “Miss USA,” “Miss England,” and “Miss El Salvador.”Due to her very high placement in the Miss Universe Pageant, she has long been revered as "putting Sri Lanka on the map" and being an ambassador to her country, Sri Lanka.Hingert was born on January 9, 1937 in Colombo, Sri Lanka to Lionel Hingert and Lorna De Run. Her father was the President of the Bank of Ceylon and a holder of extensive tea estates in Sri Lanka. Both of her parents are of Dutch Burgher ancestry, originating from Amsterdamn. The family lived house in a mansion by the beach on Lorensz Road, Bambalapitiya, Colombo.Hingert attended school at the Holy Family Convent in Colombo until she was eighteenIn 1954, Hingert was crowned Miss Ceylon in her country and subsequently selected as a contestant in the 1955 Miss Universe pageant.Following the contest, Hingert was put under contract to Universal International Studios and 20th Century Fox.Some of the movies she appeared in include: The King and I, Fort Bowie, Gun Fever, The Adventures of Hiram Holiday, Moroccan Halk Moth, Pillars of the Sky, Dangerous Search, Gunman from Laredo, The Rawhide Trail and the British TV Series Captain David Grief.She was also an accomplished dancer and gave solo performances at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles and other major Los Angeles venues.She married designer/artist Mario Armond Zamparelli in 1958. Mario Armond Zamparelli was an American artist and designer, best known for his connection with Howard Hughes. For 18 years, Zamparelli was Chief Executive Designer of Hughes’ empire.Their daughter Gina Zamparelli would achieve fame in the arts as a concert promoter and is active in the field of historic preservation. They had two other daughters as well, Marisa and Andrea Zamparelli.

  3. Maureen Hingert Family

    Spouse: Mario Armond Zamparelli
    Childrens: Gina Zamparelli, Marisa Zamparelli, Andrea Laura Zamparelli

  4. Sources

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki?curid=10630627
    http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0202766