Gladys Portugues

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Gladys Portugues
— Bodybuilder —
Personal info
NicknameThe Tigress
Born(1957-09-30) September 30, 1957 (age 56)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Professional career
ActiveRetired 1985
 
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Gladys Portugues
— Bodybuilder —
Personal info
NicknameThe Tigress
Born(1957-09-30) September 30, 1957 (age 56)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Professional career
ActiveRetired 1985

Gladys Portugues (born September 30, 1957) is an American actress and former professional female bodybuilder. She attended the High School of Art and Design in New York City and is the wife of Belgian actor Jean-Claude Van Damme.

Portugues has been involved in the health and fitness field for more than 20 years. As a bodybuilder, her most significant achievements were two top-ten placings in the Ms. Olympia.

Personal life[edit]

She married martial artist/actor Jean Claude Van Damme in 1987. They divorced in 1992 and remarried in 1999. They have two children: Kristopher (born 1987) and Bianca (born 1990).[1]

Filmography[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
1985Pumping Iron II: The WomenHerselfCinecom International Films
1986The Morning AfterBodybuilder20th Century Fox
1987It's Alive III: Island of the AliveWaitressLarco Productions Inc.

TV[edit]

YearTitleEpisodesRole
2011Jean-Claude Van Damme: Behind Closed Doors1 season (8 episodes)Herself

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