Actress Dawn Wells played Mary Ann Summers on the CBS television series Gilligan’s Island (1964-1967). She later opened boot camp for actors. Wells gained the title of Miss Nevada after competing in the Miss America pageant. She made her TV debut in a 1961 episode of The Everglades, playing the character Piney.
Linda Carter played Wonder Woman, TV’s first female superhero, from 1975 to 1979 (ABC/CBS). She entered a local beauty contest and soon became Miss World USA in 1972. Lynda tried out for the role of Captain Kathryn Janeway on the UPN-TV series Star Trek: Voyager.
Gina Lollobrigida appeared in movies in Italy and America, including Hotel Paradiso (1966). In 2008, she was awarded the National Italian/American Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award. She made her big screen debut in the 1946 film Lucia di Lammermoor and placed third the 1947 Miss Italia Pageant.
Gina Lollobrigida starred opposite Yul Brinner in Soloman and Sheba (1959).