Hólmfríður Karlsdóttir

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Hólmfríður Karlsdóttir
Hólmfríður Karlsdóttir

(1963-06-03) 3 June 1963 (age 56)
Height1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
TitleMiss World Iceland
Miss World 1985
Beauty pageant titleholder
Hair colorBlonde
Eye colorBlue
Ungfrú Ísland 1985
Miss World 1985
(Miss World Europe)

Hólmfríður "Hófí" Karlsdóttir (born 3 June 1963) is an Icelandic former model and beauty queen who won the 1985 Miss World contest.[1]

Miss World[edit]

Karlsdóttir finished runner-up at the 1985 Miss Iceland contest behind Halla Jonsdóttir.[2] Jonsdóttir went to Miss Universe while Karlsdóttir won the title of Miss World Iceland and represented Iceland at Miss World, where she was named Europe's Queen of Beauty and Miss World 1985, with Mandy Shires (UK) second and Brenda Denton (USA) third.

Life after Miss World[edit]

Hólmfríður is married to Elfar Rúnarsson and they have three children together, Anton Örn Elfarsson ('89), Rúnar Karl Elfarsson ('91) and Ásta Gígja Elfarsdóttir ('97); the family lives in Iceland, Garðabær, where Hófí works in a local kindergarten and Elfar works nearby as a lawyer.


  1. ^ "Miss World and runners-up". Gainesville Sun. United States. 16 November 1985. Retrieved 15 September 2010.
  2. ^ "Miss Iceland 1985". Miss Iceland. Retrieved 14 August 2017.
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
United Kingdom Vivienne Rooke
Miss World Europe
Succeeded by
Denmark Pia Rosenberg Larsen