Monday, January 25, 2016

Who Are Those Gals? - Mariela Branger

Mariela Pérez Branger was born in Caracas, Venezuela on February 14, 1946. Mariela lived in England and studied at the Central University of Caracas. She was the Miss Venezuela titleholder for 1967, and was the official representative of Venezuela to the Miss Universe 1967 pageant held in Miami Beach, Florida, USA, on July 15, 1967, where she won the title of 1st Runner Up. After participating in the Miss Venezuela and Miss Universe 1967, Mariela received an offered a modeling contract in New York City. She would appear a year later on the cover of Vanidades (Vanity) magazine.

Her modeling career led to the opportunity to appear in films. She was offered a role in a Cantinflas film but turned it down. Her only credited appearance was in an Italian, U.S.A., Filipino film The Arizona Kid starring: Chiquito, Gordon Mitchell and Mamie Van Doren.

Mariela married Dominican businessman Jose Maria Vicini Cabral (1926-2007) in 1972. The couple lived in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

BRANGER, Mariela (aka Mariela Pérez) (Mariela Pérez Branger) [2/14/1946, Caracas, Venezuela -     ] – model, Miss Argentina [1967], Miss Universe 1st runner-up [1967], married to businessman José María Vicini Cabral [1926-2007] (1972-2007), mother of Jose Leopoldo Vicini Pérez [1978-    ], Marco Antonio Vicini Pérez [1983-    ].
The Arizona Kid - 1970 (Ramona)

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