Corine Spier-Rottschäfer, the first Dutch woman to be named Miss World, died on Thursday morning at the age of 82, her family reports to


news agency


Spier was named the most beautiful woman in the world in 1959, after she was previously voted Miss Holland and Miss Europe.

With the prestigious prize she also won 4,000 guilders and a car with 16,000 kilometers of gasoline coupons from a gas station.

In the second half of the sixties, Spier had had enough of modeling and founded the first professional modeling agency in the Benelux with Corine's Agency.

The old model gained international fame with the company.

In 2002 Spier retired.

Since 1962 she was married to Edo Spier, architect and former Member of Parliament for D66.