Rina Messinger is crowned Miss Universe 1976 at Lee Theatre. Pictures: SCMP

When a bevy of beauties descended on Hong Kong for the 1976 Miss Universe contest

The judging panel included Roman Polanski and Aldo Gucci and the winner was Miss Israel Rina Messinger, a controversial choice at the time

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Rina Messinger is crowned Miss Universe 1976 at Lee Theatre. Pictures: SCMP
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