Beauty pageant winner turned actress
Jacqueline "Jackie" Loughery is best known as the first Miss New York USA and winner of the first Miss USA beauty pageant, in Long Beach, California. In 1952, she won the title only after a second ballot broke a first-place tie. Loughery, a red head, went on to represent the USA at the very first Miss Universe pageant, where she placed ninth. Part of her prize package as Miss USA included a contract with Universal Pictures, which led to a career in movies and television.