Gladys Portugues

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Gladys Portugues
— Bodybuilder —
Personal info
Nickname The Tigress[citation needed]
Professional career
Active Retired 1985

Gladys Portugues is an American actress and former professional female bodybuilder. She is the wife of Belgian actor Jean-Claude Van Damme. She is Portuguese origin As a bodybuilder, her most significant achievements were two top-10 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]


Year Title Role Notes
1985 Pumping Iron II: The Women Herself Cinecom International Films
1986 The Morning After Bodybuilder 20th Century Fox
1987 It's Alive III: Island of the Alive Waitress Larco Productions Inc.


Year Title Episodes Role
2011 Jean-Claude Van Damme: Behind Closed Doors 1 season (8 episodes) Herself



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