Meet Gladys Portugues, Jean Claude Van Dammeâ€™s wife and former bodybuilder who has (twice) landed a place at Ms. Olympia Top Ten. Keep reading to read more on Gladys, see photos and video.
As a biography, Gladys Portugues (also known as Gladys Van Damme) was born in Manhattan, New York on September 30, 1957. Her age is 52 and heights 5â€™5â€ť (1.65 m).She is famous for being a bodybuilder, she attended the Marymount Manhattan College and majored in English. One day the young brunette was watching t.v and saw Rachel McLish winning the Ms. Olympia title and decided to begin a career as a bodybuilder. She started her ownweight training regime and bodybuilding career. Even though Portugues is letâ€™s say, famous for being the wife of Jean Claude Van Damme, she is also known as a beautiful bodybuilder and fitness competitor. She landed 7th in the 1984 IFBB Ms. Olympia, and 8th the following year at the Olympia.
There is not so much information about her but Gladys Portugues married Jean Claude Van Damme twice, the first time on 1986. The couple have two children, 23 year old son, Kristopher Van Varenberg and 20 year-old daughter Bianca Van Varenberg. Years later they divorced and married again on June 25, 1999.
In 2009, Gladys Portugues appeared as herself in the â€śE! True Hollywood Storyâ€ť and â€śHollywood Ex-Wivesâ€ť she has some works in old films as â€śThe Morning Afterâ€ť (1986) in which she played a body builder,â€ťItâ€™s Alive III: Island of the Aliveâ€ť as a waitress and she will be seen in the (2010) movie â€śThe Towerâ€ť.
See recent pictures of Gladys Portugues and Jean-Claude Van Damme at 2010 Cannes International Film Festival – Day 1 – ‘Robin Hood’ premiere – (May 12, 2010), a photo of the couple and their daughter Bianca at The 2008 Cannes Film Festival. Plus, a couple of videos of Gladys training.