Sharon Bruneau

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Sharon Leigh Bruneau
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— Bodybuilder —
Personal info
Born (1964-02-01) February 1, 1964 (age 53)
Timmins, Ontario, Canada
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Professional career
Pro-debut 1991 IFBB North American Championships,
Active Retired in 1995

Sharon Leigh Bruneau (born February 1, 1964) is a model and retired professional Canadian female bodybuilder and fitness competitor.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

Bruneau, a French-Canadian Métis, was born in the mining city of Timmins, Ontario.[2] Not many female aboriginals are involved in sport and an even fewer amount in female bodybuilding, which makes Sharon even more proud of her accomplishments. [3]


She began her career as a fashion model, at which she was successful until contracting a bad case of pneumonia, which caused her to lose a lot of weight. Soon after her recovery, she began training with weights to regain the weight she needed to get back to modeling. After achieving a somewhat toned build, she was rejected at model agencies for being oversized. She then decided to give up modeling and dedicate herself to bodybuilding. During her bodybuilding career Sharon had gained a near 50 pounds but then cut back when she changed to fitness competitions. [4] Bruneau was on the cover of Muscle & Fitness and Flex.[when?]

Weider Health and Fitness publications had taken Sharon on as one of their first ever signed female representatives from 1991-1998. [5]

Sharon Bruneau guest-posing at the 1992 Emerald Cup in Seattle

Sharon retired from bodybuilding competition after the 1994 Ms. Olympia contest, switching to fitness competition. After placing 11th in the 1995 Fitness Olympia, she retired from competition completely. Sharon can now be found inspiring people all over the world with her motivational workshops where she speaks about health and fitness. [6]

She has had minor roles in the movies: Tornado Run (1995), Nemesis 2: Nebula (1995), Nemesis III: Prey Harder (1996), and R.S.V.P. (2002). In 2007, she did minor stuntwork for the movie Smokin' Aces.

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