Anneline Kriel (born 28 July 1955) is a South African actress, model, and beauty queen. She won Miss South Africa and Miss World in 1974 after the UK’s Helen Morgan resigned only four days after her victory. Anneline is the second woman to hold the title of Miss World in South Africa after Penelope Coelen in 1958. From filmography to modeling, the former Miss World has sustainably maintained her fame with an overwhelming influence. Her story has eventually become an incredible tale of both struggles and accomplishments.
Kriel was only nineteen years old when she became Miss World in 1974. This marked a tumultuous period in South African history, as the international boycott of South Africa due to the apartheid system continued to take place. As a result, she sometimes caught the fire of international media that depicted her as the face of the apartheid regime. In support of the boycott, the United Kingdom and Australia refused to accept her as part of the obligatory world tour of the Miss World pageant.
Welsh singer Shirley Bassey (one of the contest judges) also protested against her receiving the award. However, the United States later relented and Kriel was allowed to make television appearances in the country. In South Africa, her victory at the contest received a rapturous response from both the public and local media. Upon termination of her term as Miss World, Anneline embarked on other lucrative careers in advertisement and modeling which have since kept her on a busy schedule. Her uprising from a humble mining town not only reveals her zeal for success but also defines her creativity wrapped in her attractive physique.
Anneline Kriel’s net worth is estimated to be $1 Million – $5 Million, according to the list of richest South African celebrities.