Maureen Neliya Hingert was born 9 January 1937 in Colombo, Sri Lanka to Leslie Lionel Hingert (1908-) and Lorna Mabel de Run (c1910) . She married Mario Armand Zamparelli (c1927) 1958 in United States. She married William J. Ballard (c1937) 1976 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United States. Ancestors are from Sri Lanka.

The beautiful Ms Maureen Hingert, Miss Ceylon, who went on to become the second runner-up at the Miss Universe Contest 1955 lived, with her parents, down Lorensz Road. The final results at the beauty pageant was as follows:-

Miss Universe 1955: HILLEVI ROMBIN Sweden 1st Runner Up: MARIBEL ARIOLA - El Salvador 2nd Runner Up: MAUREEN HINGERT - Ceylon 3rd Runner Up: MARGUT NUNKE - Germany 4th Runner Up: KEIKO TAKAHASHI - Japan

Maureen was born in Ceylon, the daughter of Lionel Hingert and Lorna Mabel de Run. She won the Miss Ceylon contest in 1955 and also in 1955 she becomes second runner-up to Hillevi Rombin, Miss Sweden, in the Miss Universe contest.

In 1956-57, under her real name she stars opposite Maxwell Reed as Anura, a beautiful South Seas native girl, in the British TV series Captain David Grief, shot on location in Mexico.

Revealing photographs of her appear in the September 1957 edition of Playboy in scenes from the film Gun Fever. In 1958 she acts in the film Fort Bowie on location at the Kanab Movie Fort at Kanab, Utah.


Offspring of Maureen Neliya Hingert and Mario Armand Zamparelli (c1927)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Regina N. Zamparelli (1959)
Marisa N. Zamparelli (1964)
Unknown Zamparelli (1967)

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