Saturday, March 14, 2015

#83 Kathrine Baumann

A lot of the babes in this blog have beauty titles. Kathrine Baumann  may be the only one, however, who was an actual first runner-up Miss America. Somehow, though, all she managed to translate that into was some of the worst grade Z stuff out there.

If you Google her today, though, you’re most likely to get hits about jewelry. I’ll let her explain (from

In 1988, Baumann, launched Kathrine Baumann Beverly Hills, eventually becoming celebrated as the “Beverly Hills Bag Lady.” Combining her talent for design with her showmanship and experience as an actress, Baumann creates minaudieres [a small, decorative handbag without handles or a strap] that have established her, in the eyes of many around Hollywood as the “Queen of Hollywood’s Red Carpet.” Baumann has also been touted by CNN as the “female Andy Warhol.” Her clients have ranged from Joan Rivers and Suzanne Somers to actress Bai Ling and singer Dionne Warwick.

Embarrassing Real Birthplace:  Independence, OH

Pageant Titles

  • Miss Independence
  • Miss Ohio
  • Miss America, runner-up

Embarrassing Movies

  • Evel Knievel
  • Terror at Alacatraz
  • Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders *
  • Chrome and Hot Leather *
  • The Thing with Two Heads
* - author has seen

Embarrassing Taglines

  • It's kill or be killed in a cycle gang-war!
  • Don't muck around with a Green Beret's Mama! He'll take his chopper and ram it down your throat!
  • They transplanted a white bigot's head on a soul brother's body!

Interesting Tidbits:  Unless you’re interested in minaudieres, I’m afraid I don’t have a lot

Where can I learn more?

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1 comment:

  1. She was STUNNING in the CHiPs "Roller Disco" episodes. I can't remember if she was the braless girl or the girl with the tiny shorts, but her presence was important enough for me to look her up on IMDB.