Venus Ramey

American model, Miss America 1944, and political

Venus Ramey (September 26, 1924 – June 17, 2017) was an American beauty pageant contest, and later an activist. She won the Miss America competition in 1944. He was born in Ashland, Kentucky.[1]

Ramey in 2007

Ramey left Kentucky to work for the war effort in Washington, D.C., and won the Miss District of Columbia pageant and then became Miss America in 1944. She was the first red-haired contestant to win the title.[2]

Ramey died on June 17, 2017 in Science Hill, Kentucky at the age of 92.[3]


  1. "Johnson County History... and That's a Fact". Retrieved 2007-04-20.
  2. "Miss America History 1944". Archived from the original on 2006-09-23. Retrieved 2006-12-30.
  3. Venus Ramey | 1924 - 2017 | Obituary