Miss Universe 1956 top-15:
top: Rossana Galli (Italy), Erna Marta Bauman (Mexico), Lola Sabogal Marzán (Peru), Hillevi Rombin (Miss Universe 1955), Ingrid Goude (Sweden), Carol Morris (USA), Blanquita Heredia Osío (Venezuela)
middle: Ileana Carré (Argentina), Lucienne Auquier (Belgium), Maria José Cardoso (Brazil), Marcia Rodríguez (Cuba), Iris Alice Kathleen Waller (England), Sara Tal (Israel), Anita Treyens (France)
bottom: Rita Gouma (Greece), Marina Orschel (Germany)
Miss Universe 1956 top-3: 2nd runner-up Ingrid Goude (Sweden), Miss Universe Carol Morris (USA) and 1st runner-up Marina Orschel (Germany)
Dave Nelson and Carol Morris
After completing her reign as Miss Universe she began an acting career. One of the awards for winning the Miss Universe title was a one year movie contract. Her first film was Crazy Love with co-star Jeff Chandler. She acted in many films and TV appearances. Morris last role was in Paradise Alley produced in 1962, not to be confused with the more famous 1978 film with the same name.
Miss Universe 1956 winners sign movie contracts. Left to rigth: 1st runner-up Marina Orschel (Miss Germany), 2nd runner-up Ingrid Goude (Miss Sweden), Carol Morris (Miss Universe), Robert Palmer (a studio talent executive)
Carol Morris in film Born to Be Loved (1959)
Don Sullivan and Carol Morris in film Paradise Alley (1962)
Morris married in June 1959, at age 23 she wed 45 year old Ed "Buzz" Burke a wealthy Texas oilman from Houston Texas. In April 1960 it was reported that the couple had a baby boy. The couple then had 2 more children. Her husband died and she was then remarried and had one more child. She currently has one granddaughter. As of 2010 she is still living in Texas with her husband.