Eva Rueber-Staier

Eva Rueber-Staier (born 20 February 1951) is an Austrian actress, TV host, model and beauty queen who won Miss World 1969.

Eva Rueber-Staier
Bob Hope with Eva Rueber-Staier during USO tour on USS Saratoga (CVA-60) 1969.jpg
Eva Rueber-Staier with Bob Hope during a USO tour on USS Saratoga, 1969
Born (1951-02-20) 20 February 1951 (age 71)
TV Host
Beauty Queen
Years active1969–1983


Rueber-Staier was born in 1951 in Bruck an der Mur, Styria. She won the title of Miss Austria and participated in the Miss Universe 1969 contest, in which she was a top 15 semi-finalist. She also went on to win the Miss World 1969 pageant.[1] During her tenure, she starred in the Bob Hope USO tour in South Vietnam.

Her acting career contains a recurring James Bond credit: she played General Gogol's assistant Rublevitch in the films The Spy Who Loved Me, For Your Eyes Only, and Octopussy.

Eva Rueber Staier married British film director Ronald Fouracre at the Caxton Hall register office on 2 January 1973. They were married until her husband's death on 2 July 1983.[2]

She has lived in an Elizabethan Grade II listed house in Pinner since 1984 and moved there when she was expecting her first and only child, Ronald's son Alexander Fouracre, who lives in Willesden Green and works as a camera man. She currently lives with her second husband, publisher Brian Cowan.

She also played the Cadbury Flake girl[3] in the 1980s Austrian Skiing advert directed by Ridley Scott.[citation needed]

She now produces metalwork sculptures; some were exhibited during Hertfordshire Visual Arts Forum's "open studios 2008".


Year Title Role Notes
1969 The New Adventures of Snow White Cinderella
1974 Carry On Dick Birds of Paradise Entertainer
1976 The Slipper and the Rose Princess #4
1977 The Spy Who Loved Me Rublevitch
1981 For Your Eyes Only
1983 Octopussy final film role


  1. ^ "1969 | 1960's". Archived from the original on 2010-08-24. Retrieved 2010-10-10.
  2. ^ "Wedding Day Actress 1969 Miss World Eva Editorial Stock Photo - Stock Image | Shutterstock".
  3. ^ Sweney, Mark (3 June 2010). "Cadbury's Flake drops 'Only the flakiest...' strapline after 50 years". The Guardian. Retrieved 9 July 2019.

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by Miss World
Succeeded by