Famous 21st Century Wrestlers

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 1 Dwayne Johnson

Dwayne Johnson.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: May 2, 1972
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hayward

A renowned former wrestler with numerous titles under his belt, Dwayne Johnson initially wanted to be a football player but an injury turned him towards wrestling. He soon entered the world of acting, experienced phenomenal success in television and films and became the highest earning male actor in the world.

 2 John Cena

John Cena.
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Famous As: Wrestler, Actor
Birthdate: April 23, 1977
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: West Newbury, Massachusetts, United States

One of the biggest WWE stars of all time, John Cena has bagged 25 championships, with 16 reigns as a world champion since his professional career began two decades back. Apart from wrestling, Cena has also carved a career as an actor and rapper. His significant projects include films The Marine, Trainwreck and Sisters and rap album You Can't See Me.

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 3 Roman Reigns

Roman Reigns.
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Famous As: Professional Wrestler
Birthdate: May 25, 1985
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Pensacola, Florida, United States

The current WWE Universal Champion, Roman Reigns, is one of the most popular WWE superstars of the current generation. After battling leukemia for 11 years, Reigns announced that he would take an indefinite break to receive treatment. He made a comeback in 2019 and went on to reestablish his position as a popular champion.

 4 Ronda Rousey

Ronda Rousey.
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Famous As: Professional Wrestler
Birthdate: February 1, 1987
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Riverside, California, United States

A professional WWE wrestler, Ronda Rousey was the first UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion and also the first woman to be inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame. Earlier, she became the first US woman to win an Olympic medal in judo. Amongst the greatest female MMA fighter, Ronda has also appeared in films like The Expendables 3 and Furious 7.

 5 The Undertaker

The Undertaker.
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Famous As: Professional Wrestler
Birthdate: March 24, 1965
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States

Widely regarded as one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time, The Undertaker is currently signed to WWE. In a career spanning over three decades, he has clinched the world heavyweight championship seven times. He has appeared in a few films and TV shows as well. In 2004, he was inducted into the Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame.

 6 Hulk Hogan

Hulk Hogan.
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Famous As: Professional Wrestler
Birthdate: August 11, 1953
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Augusta, Georgia, United States

Former American professional wrestler, Hulk Hogan, is one of the best-known wrestlers in the world. He had a very successful career from the 1970s to the 2010s and won many championships. He has also acted in several movies. However, he has been accused of being a racist and a homophobic and a leaked sex tape involving him created quite a stir.

 7 Triple H

Triple H.
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Famous As: Professional Wrestler, Actor
Birthdate: July 27, 1969
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Nashua, New Hampshire

Often considered the best wrestler in North America, Triple H played an important role in the World Wrestling Federation's Attitude Era as part of the influential D-Generation X stable. From being a professional wrestler, he went on to become a part of WWE's management team after marrying CEO Vince McMahon's daughter Stephanie. Triple H is a WWE Hall of Famer

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 8 Paige

Paige.
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Famous As: Professional Wrestler
Birthdate: August 17, 1992
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Norwich, Norfolk, England
Retired wrestler Saraya-Jade Bevis, better known as Paige, has won the Divas Championship twice and was also its the youngest winner. She was also the first NXT Women's Champion. Paige later appeared on shows such as Total Divas and Tough Enough, and films such as Santa's Little Helper

 9 Sasha Banks

Sasha Banks.
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Famous As: Professional Wrestler
Birthdate: January 26, 1992
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Fairfield, California, United States

One of the most popular female WWE wrestlers of the current generation, Sasha Banks was named the top black wrestler in a list titled BW 500 in 2020. A celebrated wrestler, she was involved in the first Iron Woman match, first women's WWE pay-per-view event, and first women's Hell in a Cell match.

 10 Seth Rollins

Seth Rollins.
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Famous As: Professional Wrestler
Birthdate: May 28, 1986
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Buffalo, Iowa, United States
Colby Lopez, better known as "Seth Rollins," previously wrestled in ROH as "Tyler Black." He is a two-time World Heavyweight Champion. He competed as part of The Shield in the Survivor Series and is the only wrestler to win all three top WWE titles: the WWE, Universal, and NXT Championships.

 11 Randy Orton

Randy Orton.
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Famous As: Professional Wrestler, Actor
Birthdate: April 1, 1980
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Knoxville, Tennessee, United States

Randy Orton is an American professional wrestler. Widely regarded as one of the greatest professional wrestlers ever, Orton has 14 world championship victories under his belt, only behind Ric Flair and John Cena. His bad boy image and distinctive wrestling style have inspired several young wrestlers all over the world.

 12 Kurt Angle

Kurt Angle.
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Famous As: Wrestler
Birthdate: December 9, 1968
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Mt. Lebanon Township, Pennsylvania, United States

Olympic gold-medal-winning wrestler Kurt Angle is a 13-time world champion. He became a Triple Crown champion and a Grand Slam champion with WWE before joining TNA. He has been named to the WWE, the TNA, and the International Sports Halls of Fame. He has also participated in Japanese wrestling championships.

 13 Stephanie McMahon

Stephanie McMahon.
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Famous As: Chief brand officer of WWE
Birthdate: September 24, 1976
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Hartford, Connecticut, United States

Stephanie McMahon is an American businesswoman. As the chief brand officer of WWE, McMahon contributes immensely to the development of the entertainment company. Also a popular wrestling personality, she often appears on WWE's SmackDown and Raw brands. She is considered one of the most powerful women in wrestling business around the world.

 14 Alexa Bliss

Alexa Bliss.
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Famous As: Professional Wrestler
Birthdate: August 9, 1991
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio, United States
WWE wrestler Alexa Bliss began her career with the Arnold Classic professional bodybuilding event. She later became the first woman to earn the SmackDown Women's Championship title twice. She is also the first woman to win both the Raw and SmackDown Women's titles and the second Women's Triple Crown Champion.

 15 Daniel Cormier

Daniel Cormier
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Famous As: Mixed martial artist
Birthdate: March 20, 1979
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Lafayette, Louisiana, United States

 16 Shawn Michaels

Shawn Michaels.
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Famous As: Wrestler
Birthdate: July 22, 1965
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Chandler, Arizona, United States

Retired professional wrestler, actor, and television presenter, Shawn Michaels, is regarded as one of the greatest professional wrestlers in history. He is a four-time world champion and two-time Royal Rumble winner. He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame twice. Besides wrestling, he has appeared in a few films and TV shows.

 17 Daniel Bryan

Daniel Bryan.
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Famous As: Professional Wrestler
Birthdate: May 22, 1981
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Aberdeen, Washington, United States

Daniel Bryan is a professional wrestler. He is one of the most recognized WWE wrestlers of the current generation and is credited with starting the Yes Movement. A self-proclaimed vegan-turned-vegetarian, Daniel Bryan was honored with PETA's Libby Award under the Most Animal-Friendly Athlete category. Bryan is also a self-described environmentalist.

 18 Charlotte Flair

Charlotte Flair.
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Famous As: Wrestler
Birthdate: April 5, 1986
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
Charlotte Flair, daughter of wrestler Ric Flair, is also known as “Nature Girl.” Apart from winning the 2014 NXT Women's Championship, she has also won the Raw Women's Championship four times and the SmackDown Women's Championship five times. She was also the first lady to headline a WWE pay-per-view event.

 19 Rocky Johnson

Rocky Johnson.
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Famous As: Professional Wrestler
Birthdate: August 24, 1944
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Amherst, Canada
Died: January 15, 2020

The father of former WWE wrestler and actor Dwayne Johnson, Rocky Johnson was a popular Canadian professional wrestler. He was the first black wrestler to win the Georgia Heavyweight Championship. He inspired several popular wrestlers, such as The Rock. He is also credited with helping wrestlers like Hulk Hogan establish themselves in the wrestling world.

 20 Jeff Hardy

Jeff Hardy.
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Famous As: Professional Wrestler
Birthdate: August 31, 1977
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cameron, North Carolina, United States

Jeff Hardy is a professional wrestler. Best known for his tag team partnership with real-life brother Matt in WWE, Hardy has also achieved success as a singles wrestler. He is popular for his daredevil stunts and is often described as a death-defying and high-flying performer. Also a musician, Jeff Hardy is credited with forming a rock band called PeroxWhy?gen.

 21 Yoel Romero

Yoel Romero.
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Famous As: Mixed Martial Artist
Birthdate: April 30, 1977
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Pinar del Río, Cuba

Widely considered one of the most athletic competitors ever in the history of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), Yoel Romero is often compared with the greats of the sport. A former freestyle wrestler, Romero earned Cuba a silver medal at the 2000 Summer Olympics.

 22 Mike Mizanin

Mike Mizanin.
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Famous As: Professional Wrestler
Birthdate: October 8, 1980
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Parma, Ohio, United States

Mike Mizanin, popularly known as The Miz, is an American actor, media personality, and professional wrestler. Over the years, he has been an important wrestler for WWE. He has held several WWE championships, such as the Intercontinental Championship, United States Championship, and Tag Team Championship. As an actor, he is popular for playing Jake Carter in the Marine film series.

 23 Edge (Wrestler)

Edge (Wrestler).
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Famous As: Wrestler
Birthdate: October 30, 1973
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Orangeville, Canada
Canadian wrestler Edge is a seven-time World Heavyweight champion. He competed in the 2020 Royal Rumble match after a 9-year hiatus due to neck injuries. He has appeared as Dwight Hendrickson in Haven and as Ketill Flatnose in Vikings. He was also part of the film Highlander: Endgame.

 24 Bayley

Bayley.
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Famous As: Professional Wrestler
Birthdate: June 15, 1989
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Newark, California, United States

Bayley is an American professional wrestler. Currently, she is one of the most important female members of WWE. She has won several WWE championship titles, such as Raw Women's Championship and SmackDown Women's Championship. Renowned for her tag team partnership with Sasha Banks, Bayley has also won the WWE Women's Tag Team Championship along with Banks.

 25 CM Punk

CM Punk.
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Famous As: Mixed martial artist
Birthdate: October 26, 1978
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States

CM Punk is an American retired professional wrestler and mixed martial artist. CM Punk is one of the first independent wrestlers to have achieved tremendous success in WWE; his success served as a precedent for other independent wrestlers. Over the years, CM Punk has influenced and inspired popular wrestlers like Seth Rollins, Adam Cole, and Rhea Ripley.

 26 Dolph Ziggler

Dolph Ziggler.
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Famous As: Professional Wrestler
Birthdate: July 27, 1980
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Wrestler Nicholas Theodore Nemeth, better known by his WWE ring name, Dolph Ziggler, is currently associated with the SmackDown brand. He is also the current SmackDown Tag Team Champion, along with Robert Roode. He has experimented with stand-up comedy, too, and has hosted the improv show Flying Chuck.

 27 Jimmy Uso

Jimmy Uso.
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Famous As: Wrestler
Birthdate: August 22, 1985
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: San Francisco, California
Jimmy Uso, a member of the Samoan Anoaʻi family of wrestlers and son of former WWE legend Rikishi, is part of the wrestling duo The Usos, which includes his twin brother, Jey Uso. The twins compete for the SmackDown brand of WWE and have won several tag team championships.

 28 Finn Balor

Finn Balor.
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Famous As: Wrestler
Birthdate: July 25, 1981
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bray, County Wicklow, Republic of Ireland

Irish wrestler Fergal Devitt performs as Finn Bálor for the NXT brand under WWE. He has won titles such as the NXT Championship, the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship, and the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship. Also known as Prince Devitt, he co-founded NWA Ireland, his own promotion.

 29 Cody Rhodes

Cody Rhodes
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Famous As: Professional wrestler
Birthdate: June 30, 1985
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Marietta, Georgia, United States

 30 Amy Dumas (Lita)

Amy Dumas (Lita).
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Famous As: Professional Wrestler
Birthdate: April 14, 1975
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States

 Amy Dumas (Lita) is an animal welfare activist, singer, and retired professional wrestler. Beginning her career as a wrestler, she was a full-time wrestler with WWE for a few years. After her retirement, she embarked on her second career as a singer and founded the punk rock band, The Luchagors. She is a dedicated animal lover as well.

 31 Fedor Emelianenko

Fedor Emelianenko.
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Famous As: MMA Artist
Birthdate: September 28, 1976
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Rubizhne, Ukraine
Russian mixed martial artist, judoka, and sambist Fedor Emelianenko, also known as “The Last Emperor,” competes for Bellator MMA and the Rizin Fighting Federation. He went from being a firefighter to Sports Illustrated’s top MMA fighter of the 2000s. He is also part of the Russian Presidential Council on sports.

 32 Brie Bella

Brie Bella.
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Famous As: Pro Wrestler
Birthdate: November 21, 1983
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: San Diego, California, United States

Brie Bella is an American entrepreneur, TV personality, and retired professional wrestler. One half of the popular wrestling duo The Bella Twins, Brie Bella often appeared in WWE alongside her twin sister, Nikki Bella. Brie Bella became one of the main wrestlers who helped develop the Women's Revolution movement in WWE.

 33 James Hellwig

James Hellwig.
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Famous As: Professional Wrestler
Birthdate: June 16, 1959
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Crawfordsville, Indiana, United States
Died: April 8, 2014

WWF legend James Hellwig was better known as The Ultimate Warrior and the Dingo Warrior and won the WWF Heavyweight Championship once and the Intercontinental Championship twice. Following his retirement, he became a public speaker. Shortly before his death, he was inducted into the WWF Hall of Fame.

 34 Chael Sonnen

Chael Sonnen
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Famous As: Mixed Martial Artist
Birthdate: April 3, 1977
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: West Linn, Oregon, United States

 35 Shinsuke Nakamura

Shinsuke Nakamura.
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Famous As: Japanese Pro Wrestler & MMA
Birthdate: February 24, 1980
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Mineyama, Kyoto, Japan

Shinsuke Nakamura is a Japanese wrestler best known for appearing in World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) where he has won several championships, such as the Intercontinental Championship, United States Championship, and SmackDown Tag Team Championship. In 2016, Pro Wrestling Illustrated magazine named him the Most Popular Wrestler of the Year. He is also known for his association with New Japan Pro-Wrestling

 36 Sable

Sable
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Famous As: Model
Birthdate: August 8, 1967
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Jacksonville, Florida, United States

 37 Natalya Neidhart

Natalya Neidhart.
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Famous As: Professional Wrestler
Birthdate: May 27, 1982
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Natalya Neidhart is a Canadian-American wrestler and columnist. She is best known for her appearances in WWE, where she is one of the most important members of the women's division. She is the first female wrestler to hold both the SmackDown Women's Championship and the Divas Championship in the history of WWE.

 38 Matt Hardy

Matt Hardy.
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Famous As: Professional Wrestler
Birthdate: September 23, 1974
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cameron, North Carolina, U.S.

Matt Hardy is an American wrestler best known for his appearances in WWE where he was part of the famous tag team, The Hardy Boyz, with his real-life brother Jeff. One of the most popular WWE wrestlers of all time, Hardy has held various championships, such as the United States Championship and Tag Team Championship.

 39 Dave Bautista

Dave Bautista.
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Famous As: Wrestler, Actor
Birthdate: January 18, 1969
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States

Former professional wrestler, Dave Bautista, is a four time World Heavyweight Champion and two time WWE Champion. The WWE legend has also ventured in the entertainment industry and proved his acting capabilities with blockbuster movies like Guardians of the Galaxy film series and Avengers: Infinity War. His other notable films include House of the Rising Sun and Blade Runner 2049.

 40 Trish Stratus

Trish Stratus.
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Famous As: Wrestler
Birthdate: December 18, 1975
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Flemingdon Park, Metropolitan Toronto, Canada

Canadian fitness model and former wrestler Trish Stratus is known for her stint with WWF (later renamed WWE). The Diva of the Decade and three-time WWE Babe of the Year has also been a WWE Hardcore Champion. She also became the first female to earn the Lou Thesz Award.

 41 Brock Lesnar

Brock Lesnar.
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Famous As: Professional Wrestler
Birthdate: July 12, 1977
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Webster, South Dakota, United States

A multi-faceted personality, Brock Lesnar has had successful careers in the field of wrestling, mixed martial arts, and football. Best known for his wrestling career, Brock is widely considered one of the greatest professional wrestlers ever. Brock, who has had an equally successful MMA career, is the only person in history to hold a WWE world championship and UFC championship.

 42 A.J. Styles

A.J. Styles.
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Famous As: Professional Wrestler
Birthdate: June 2, 1977
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, Jacksonville, North Carolina, United States
Wrestling legend Allen Neal Jones, better known as A.J. Styles, who currently performs for Raw under WWE, was named the PWI Wrestler of the Decade (2011-2019). He also became the first TNA wrestler to top the PWI 500 list and the first to complete the TNA Triple Crown.

 43 Randy Couture

Randy Couture
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 22, 1963
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Everett, Washington, United States

 44 Luke Rockhold

Luke Rockhold
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Famous As: Mixed martial artist
Birthdate: October 17, 1984
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Santa Cruz, California, United States

 45 Nikki Bella

Nikki Bella.
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Famous As: Professional Wrestler
Birthdate: November 21, 1983
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: San Diego, California, United States

Retired professional wrestler, Nikki Bella, is a two time WWE Divas Champion whose second win lasted for a record time. Earlier, along with her twin sister, she formed a popular tag team and entered the WWE. The sisters have also appeared in reality television show Total Divas and Total Bellas, launched their own YouTube channel, Podcast and ventured into business.

 46 Mark Henry

Mark Henry.
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Famous As: Weightlifter, Powerlifter, Wrestler
Birthdate: June 12, 1971
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Silsbee, Texas, United States

Mark Henry is an American powerlifter, strongman, Olympic weightlifter, and retired professional wrestler. He is best known for his appearance in WWE, where he was often referred to as the world's strongest man. In 2018, he was made an inductee to the WWE Hall of Fame. A three-time USA National Weightlifting Champion, Henry holds several weightlifting records.

 47 Maria Menounos

Maria Menounos
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: June 8, 1978
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Medford, Massachusetts, USA

Maria Menounos began her career with a win at the Miss Massachussetts Teen USA pageant. At 22, she became the youngest person to co-host Entertainment Tonight. Currently the CEO of AfterBuzz TV, she has also been a professional wrestler and has penned several self-help books. She also supports many charitable initiatives.

 48 Mandy Rose

Mandy Rose
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Famous As: Wrestler
Birthdate: July 18, 1990
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Westchester County, New York, United States

 49 Dusty Rhodes

Dusty Rhodes
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Famous As: professional wrestler, screenwriter
Birthdate: October 12, 1945
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Austin
Died: June 11, 2015

 50 Eric Esch

Eric Esch
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Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: August 3, 1966
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States