French model, actress, and beauty queen who is best known for having been the second winner of the Miss Universe pageant in 1953. She is also known for having starred in the films Adam and Eve in 1956 and I, Sinner in 1959.
She started her career as a pageant contestant, gaining attention after winning the Miss Chatellerault pageant in 1952. She then went on to win the Miss Universe pageant in 1953. She then started her acting career the following year making her big screen debut as Christiane in the film So This Is Paris.
She is also known for having served as a celebrity judge during the 1978 Miss Universe pageant.
She is the sister of fellow actress Georgette Martell.