Hillevi Rombin Profile

Hillevi Rombin
Hillevi Rombin
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(Hillevi A. Rombin)
14 September 33 is born in Upsala, Sweden, to Mr. and Mrs. Wilhelm Rombin, nee Olsson
? is a Swedish national decathlon champion
? gets engaged to First Lieutenant Nils Benker, a flying officer in the Swedish Royal Air Force
55 speaks German, French, Spanish, English and her native tongue fluently and is an interpreter for foreign tourists in the Canary Islands for nine months.
is crowned "Miss Sweden"
22 July 55 is crowned "Miss Universe" in Long Beach, California. Very athletic and beautiful, she stands not on her feet, but on her hands during the press conference following her victory. The first Scandinavian to win the title, she will be headed for a movie career when she marries a Hollywood producer. But her first cable goes to Benker. "We are engaged and very much in love," she explains.
13 August 55 returns to her native Sweden for a three-week vacation, after which she will return to the States for dramatic school and a six-month option in Hollywood. "How about you!" her fiancé, Benker, is asked. "Well, I hope she will come back to me for good some day," he replies.
21 July 56 crowns Carol Morris, her successor as "Miss Universe," at a coronation ball in Long Beach, California
August 56 spends a merry moodnight at Lucky Pierre’s, the new spot, with wealthy Stuart Cramer III, the ex of actress Jean Peters
December 56 dates hotel man Conrad Hilton in Acapulco, Mexico
March 57 attends the premiere of The Teahouse of the August Moon with young actor Ben Cooper
April 57 does the Miami spots with G. David Schine, ex-escort of actress Piper Laurie. Schine’s the son of multimillionaire real estate, hotel, theater and broadcasting operator Junius Myer Schine and Hildegarde Feldman and was the central figure in the celebrated Army-McCarthy hearings in 1951. The hearings revolved around an army charge that Republican Senator Joseph P. McCarthy of Wisconsin used improper pressure to get favors for the wealthy draftee.
June 57 does Havana’s most lively spots with Schine
19 October 57 Schine obtains a marriage license in New York
22 October 57 marries Gerard David Schine in New York City. The ceremony is performed by Rabbi Jonah Wise at the Central Synagogue in Manhattan. It’s the first marriage for both. Schine’s 30; she’s 24.
? she and Schine settle in Miami Beach, Florida
19 October 59 her daughter, Anna V., is born in Los Angeles
4 February 62 her son Frederick Berndt is born in Florida
July 63 columnist Earl Wilson writes that she has twins and expects another pair
26 October 65 her son William L. is born in Los Angeles
19 June 96 as Hillevi A. Schine, she dies at age 64 in an airplane crash along with Schine, 69, and son Berndt, 35, who is piloting their private plane. Following an engine failure seconds after takeoff from Burbank Airport, the plane crashes in a field adjacent to the freeway while attempting an emergency landing.
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