Famous American Bodybuilders

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 1 
Arnold Schwarzenegger
(Actor & Former Mr. Universe)

Arnold Schwarzenegger
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Birthdate: July 30, 1947
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Thal, Austria

Former professional bodybuilder, actor, and politician, Arnold Schwarzenegger, needs no introduction! One of the most popular figures in the entertainment industry in the 20th century, he is a much-admired Hollywood star. Rising to international fame despite hailing from a humble background, he is an epitome the quintessential American dream that many youngsters hold close to their hearts.

 2 
Ronnie Coleman
(Bodybuilder)

Ronnie Coleman
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Birthdate: May 13, 1964
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Monroe, Louisiana, USA

 3 

Lou Ferrigno
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Birthdate: November 9, 1951
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States

Lou Ferrigno is an American actor and retired professional bodybuilder. Also known as the original hulk, Ferrigno is best known for playing the title role on CBS's television series The Incredible Hulk. After having won Mr. America and Mr. Universe titles, Ferrigno's attempt to beat Schwarzenegger at the Mr. Olympia competition formed the subject of a documentary titled Pumping Iron.

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Mickey Hargitay
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Birthdate: January 6, 1926
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Died: September 14, 2006
Former Mr.Universe, Mickey Hargitay made his way into showbiz with Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? Husband of actress Jayne Mansfield, he was also a proficient football player. He earned the Joe Weider Lifetime Achievement Award; he was the first one to recieve that honor. During World War II, he was an underground fighter.

 5 
Jay Cutler
(Bodybuilder)

Jay Cutler
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Birthdate: August 3, 1973
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sterling, Massachusetts, United States

 6 
Dana Brooke
(Professional Wrestler)

Dana Brooke
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Birthdate: November 29, 1988
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Seven Hills, Ohio, United States

Gifted with a chiseled body, Ashley Mae Sebera, better known as Dana Brooke, was initially a diver and a gymnast but switched to bodybuilding and fitness championships after repeated injuries. She later gained fame as a WWE wrestler. Equipped with a fashion degree, she also launched a boutique.

 7 
Dexter Jackson
(Bodybuilder)

Dexter Jackson
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Birthdate: November 25, 1969
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Jacksonville, Florida, United States
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 8 
Kai Greene
(Bodybuilder)

Kai Greene
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Birthdate: July 12, 1975
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States

 9 
Gladys Portugues
(Bodybuilder, Actress)

Gladys Portugues
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Birthdate: September 30, 1957
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States

 10 
Austin Theory
(Wrestler, Bodybuilder)

Austin Theory
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Birthdate: August 2, 1997
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States

 11 
Sergio Oliva
(Bodybuilder)

Sergio Oliva
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Birthdate: July 4, 1941
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Guanabacoa, Havana, Cuba
Died: November 12, 2012

 12 
Frank Zane
(Bodybuilder)

Frank Zane
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Birthdate: June 28, 1942
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kingston, Pennsylvania, USA

Three-time Mr. Olympia winner Frank Zane had begun gaining attention with the Mr. Pennsylvania title in 1961.Though inspired to take up bodybuilding after reading Muscle magazine in his teens, he initially taught math and chemistry and also earned advanced degrees in psychology, thus earning the nickname The Chemist.

 13 
Kaitlyn
(Bodybuilder, Model)

Kaitlyn
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Birthdate: October 7, 1986
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Houston, Texas

 14 
Lee Haney
(Bodybuilder)

Lee Haney
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Birthdate: November 11, 1959
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: South Carolina, USA

 15 
Lisa Marie Varon
(Professional Wrestler)

Lisa Marie Varon
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Birthdate: February 10, 1971
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: San Bernardino, California, United States

 16 
Sting
(Wrestler, Actor)

Sting
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Birthdate: March 20, 1959
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, United States

 17 
Rich Piana
(Bodybuilder)

Rich Piana
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Birthdate: September 26, 1970
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: August 25, 2017

 18 
Tony Atlas
(Bodybuilder)

Tony Atlas
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Birthdate: April 23, 1954
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Roanoke, Virginia, United States

 19 
Phil Heath
(Bodybuilder)

Phil Heath
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Birthdate: December 18, 1979
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, U.S.

 20 
Richard Sandrak
(Bodybuilder, Martial Artist, Actor)

Richard Sandrak
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Birthdate: April 15, 1992
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ukraine

Known as the Little Hercules and the Mini-Schwarzenegger, Ukraine-born Richard Sandrak became a sensation with his unusually muscular body as a child. It is believed he hailed from an abusive family. He later quit bodybuilding to become a Hollywood stuntman. He inspired the documentary The World's Strongest Boy.

 21 
Flex Wheeler
(Bodybuilder)

Flex Wheeler
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Birthdate: August 23, 1965
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Fresno, California, United States

 22 
Brandon Curry
(Bodybuilder)

Brandon Curry
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Birthdate: October 19, 1982
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Nashville, Tennessee, United States

 23 
Charles Atlas
(Bodybuilder)

Charles Atlas
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Birthdate: October 30, 1893
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Acri Acri, Cosenza, Italy
Died: December 24, 1972

Italian-American bodybuilder Charles Atlas was known for co-creating a popular mail-order bodybuilding course. Beaten up and bullied as a skinny kid, he later used the Dynamic-Tension method to build his muscles. He then participated in vaudeville and later won titles such as the World’s Most Handsome Man.

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Betty Bosmer
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Birthdate: August 2, 1935
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Pasadena, California, United States

 25 
Larry Scott
(Bodybuilder)

Larry Scott
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Birthdate: October 12, 1938
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Blackfoot, Idaho, United States
Died: March 8, 2014

 26 
Brian Cage
(Wrestler)

Brian Cage
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Birthdate: February 2, 1984
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Chico, California, USA

 27 
Mike Mentzer
(Bodybuilder)

Mike Mentzer
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Birthdate: November 15, 1951
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: phrata, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: June 10, 2001

 28 
Steve Reeves
(Bodybuilders)

Steve Reeves
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Birthdate: January 21, 1926
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Glasgow, Montana, USA
Died: May 1, 2000

 29 
Becca Swanson
(Professional wrestler, Powerlifter)

Becca Swanson
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Birthdate: November 20, 1973
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Papillion, Nebraska, United States

 30 
Mike O'Hearn
(Actor, Bodybuilder)

Mike O'Hearn
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Birthdate: January 26, 1969
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kirkland, Washington, United States

 31 
Nicole Bass
(Bodybuilder)

Nicole Bass
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Birthdate: August 10, 1964
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Queens, Middle Village, New York, United States
Died: February 17, 2017

 32 
Iris Kyle
(Bodybuilder, Actress)

Iris Kyle
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Birthdate: August 22, 1974
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Benton Harbor, Michigan, United States

 33 
Corinna Everson
(Bodybuilder, Actress)

Corinna Everson
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Birthdate: January 4, 1958
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Racine, Wisconsin, United States

 34 
Peter Lupus
(Bodybuilder, Actor)

Peter Lupus
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Birthdate: June 17, 1932
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

 35 
Andrew Bryniarski
(Actor & Bodybuilder)

Andrew Bryniarski
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Birthdate: February 13, 1969
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

 36 
Cedric McMillan
(Bodybuilder)

Cedric McMillan
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Birthdate: August 17, 1977
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Maplewood, New Jersey, United States

 37 
Kevin Levrone
(Bodybuilder)

Kevin Levrone
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Birthdate: July 16, 1964
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, USA

 38 
Mike Katz
(Bodybuilder)

Mike Katz
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Birthdate: November 14, 1944
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New Haven, Connecticut, United States

 39 

Warren Cuccurullo
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Birthdate: December 8, 1956
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Brooklyn

 40 
Tom Platz
(Bodybuilder)

Tom Platz
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Birthdate: June 26, 1955
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Fort Sill, Oklahoma, USA

 41 
Shawn Ray
(Bodybuilder)

Shawn Ray
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Birthdate: September 9, 1965
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Fullerton, California, United States

 42 
Chris Dickerson
(Bodybuilder)

Chris Dickerson
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Birthdate: August 25, 1939
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Montgomery, Alabama, United States

 43 
John Brown
(Bodybuilder)

John Brown
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Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Compton, California, United States

 44 
Steve Cook
(Bodybuilder)

Steve Cook
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Birthdate: December 10, 1984
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Boise, Idaho, United States

 45 
Chino XL
(Musician, Rapper)

Chino XL
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Birthdate: April 8, 1974
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bronx, New York, United States

 46 
Jayne Trcka
(Bodybuilder, Actress)

Jayne Trcka
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Birthdate: February 27, 1963
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States

 47 
Rachel McLish
(Bodybuilder, Actress)

Rachel McLish
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Birthdate: June 21, 1955
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Harlingen, Texas, United States

 48 
Andrea Shaw
(Bodybuilders)

Andrea Shaw
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Birthdate: December 18, 1983
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: United States

 49 
Janae Kroc
(Bodybuilder)

Janae Kroc
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Birthdate: December 8, 1972
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: United States

 50 
Ernestine Shepherd
(Bodybuilder)

Ernestine Shepherd
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Birthdate: June 16, 1936
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States