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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.

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Ronnie Coleman
(Regarded as One of the Greatest Bodybuilders of All Time)
Ronnie Coleman
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Birthdate: May 13, 1964
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Monroe, Louisiana, United States
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Lou Ferrigno
(Retired Professional Bodybuilder and Actor Known for his Titular Role in the TV series ‘The Incredible Hulk’)
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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Dexter Jackson
(American Retired IFBB Professional Bodybuilder)
Dexter Jackson
8
Birthdate: November 25, 1969
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Jacksonville, Florida, United States
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 5 
Lee Haney
(Regarded as One of the Greatest Bodybuilders to Ever Grace the Stage)
Lee Haney
4
Birthdate: November 11, 1959
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: South Carolina, United Stated
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 6 
Kai Greene
(American Professional Bodybuilder)
Kai Greene
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Birthdate: July 12, 1975
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Frank Zane
(Retired Professional Bodybuilder and Three-Time Mr. Olympia)
Frank Zane
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Birthdate: June 28, 1942
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kingston, Pennsylvania, United States

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.

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Jay Cutler
(Retired Professional Bodybuilder)
Jay Cutler
2
Birthdate: August 3, 1973
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sterling, Massachusetts, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Franco Columbu
(Italian Bodybuilder and Actor)
Franco Columbu
2
Birthdate: August 7, 1941
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Ollolai, Italy
Died: August 30, 2019
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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Shawn Rhoden
(Bodybuilder)
Shawn Rhoden
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Birthdate: April 2, 1975
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kingston, Jamaica

Shawn Rhoden was a Jamaican-American professional bodybuilder best remembered for winning the 2018 Mr. Olympia contest. He defeated the seven-time champion Phil Heath and became the oldest bodybuilder to win the prestigious title at the age of 43. Shawn Rhoden suffered a fatal heart attack in 2021.

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Sergio Oliva
(American Bodybuilder and Three-Time Mr. Olympia)
Sergio Oliva
6
Birthdate: July 4, 1941
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Guanabacoa, Havana, Cuba
Died: November 12, 2012
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 12 
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
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Dorian Yates
(English Retired Professional Bodybuilder)
Dorian Yates
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Birthdate: April 19, 1962
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Solihull, Warwickshire, England
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Mamdouh Elssbiay
(Egyptian Professional Bodybuilder)
Mamdouh Elssbiay
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Birthdate: September 16, 1984
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Baltim, Egypt
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Phil Heath
(American IFBB Professional Bodybuilder)
Phil Heath
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Birthdate: December 18, 1979
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Chyna
(Professional Wrestler Best Known as 'The Most Dominant Female Competitor of All Time')
Chyna
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Birthdate: December 27, 1969
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Rochester, New York, United States
Died: April 17, 2016

Chyna was a professional wrestler, pornographic actress, bodybuilder, and glamour model. The first woman to take part in WWF's Royal Rumble match, Chyna set an important precedent as a powerful and dominant wrestler to the future female wrestlers. With victories over many popular male wrestlers, she was deemed the most dominant female wrestler of all time.

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Eugen Sandow
(German Bodybuilder and Showman)
Eugen Sandow
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Birthdate: April 2, 1867
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Königsberg, Kingdom of Prussia
Died: October 14, 1925
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Tom Platz
(American Retired Professional Bodybuilder)
Tom Platz
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Birthdate: June 26, 1955
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Fort Sill, Oklahoma, United States
Height: 565'11" (17249 cm)
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Larry Scott
(American Professional Bodybuilder)
Larry Scott
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Birthdate: October 12, 1938
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Blackfoot, Idaho, United States
Died: March 8, 2014
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Steve Reeves
(American Professional Bodybuilder and Actor)
Steve Reeves
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Birthdate: January 21, 1926
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Glasgow, Montana, United States
Died: May 1, 2000
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Kevin Levrone
(American IFBB Professional Bodybuilder)
Kevin Levrone
5
Birthdate: July 16, 1964
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Gladys Portugues
(American Former Professional Female Bodybuilder)
Gladys Portugues
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Birthdate: September 30, 1957
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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Mike Mentzer
(American Professional Bodybuilder and Author)
Mike Mentzer
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Birthdate: November 15, 1951
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Phrata, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: June 10, 2001
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 24 
Nataliya Kuznetsova
(Russian Professional Female Bodybuilder )
Nataliya Kuznetsova
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Birthdate: July 1, 1991
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Chita, Russia

Russian powerlifter Nataliya Kuznetsova was introduced to bodybuilding at 14, when she had started visiting the gym on the persistence of her father, who wished to boost her self-confidence. The world bench press, armlifting, and deadlift title holder is openly bisexual but also flaunts her love for her husband

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Markus Ruhl
(German Professional Bodybuilder)
Markus Ruhl
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Birthdate: February 22, 1972
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Darmstadt, Germany
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Brandon Curry
(American Professional Bodybuilder)
Brandon Curry
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Birthdate: October 19, 1982
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Aziz Shavershian
(Bodybuilder, Personal Trainer and Model)
Aziz Shavershian
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Birthdate: March 24, 1989
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: August 5, 2011

Aziz Shavershian was a Russian-born Australian personal trainer, bodybuilder, and model. He started posting videos on YouTube in 2007, establishing a cult following. Aziz was the poster boy of aesthetics, a subculture of amateur bodybuilding. Before his death, due to a heart attack, Aziz Shavershian had established a clothing line and his own protein label called Protein of the Gods.

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Serge Nubret
(Former bodybuilder who became the first person ever to win six world titles with four separate federations)
Serge Nubret
5
Birthdate: October 6, 1938
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Anse-Bertrand, Guadeloupe
Died: April 19, 2011
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Flex Wheeler
(Retired Professional Bodybuilder)
Flex Wheeler
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Birthdate: August 23, 1965
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Fresno, California, United States
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Nasser El Sonbaty
(German Professional Bodybuilder)
Nasser El Sonbaty
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Birthdate: October 15, 1965
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Stuttgart, Germany
Died: March 20, 2013
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Lee Priest
(Former International Federation of Bodybuilders (IFBB) Professional Bodybuilder)
Lee Priest
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Birthdate: July 6, 1972
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Newcastle, Australia
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
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Melina Keltaniemi
(Finnish Bodybuilder)
Melina Keltaniemi
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Birthplace: Finland
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Mickey Hargitay
(Hungarian-American Actor and the 1955 Mr. Universe)
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.
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Nicole Bass
(American Professional Wrestler)
Nicole Bass
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Birthdate: August 10, 1964
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Queens, New York, United States
Died: February 17, 2017
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Chris Dickerson
(American Professional Bodybuilder)
Chris Dickerson
5
Birthdate: August 25, 1939
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Montgomery, Alabama, United States
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Rich Piana
(American Bodybuilder and Businessman)
Rich Piana
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Birthdate: September 26, 1970
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: August 25, 2017
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Shawn Ray
(American Former Professional Bodybuilder and Author)
Shawn Ray
3
Birthdate: September 9, 1965
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Fullerton, California, United States
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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Bolo Yeung
(Hong Kong Bodybuilder, Martial Artist and Actor)
Bolo Yeung
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Birthdate: July 3, 1946
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Guangzhou, China

Bolo Yeung is a Hong Kong retired competitive bodybuilder and martial arts film actor. He is best known for his performance in popular films like Enter the Dragon and Bloodsport. He has also played lead roles in films like Ironheart, which is regarded as a cult classic. As a bodybuilder, Yeung held the Mr. Hong Kong title for ten years.  

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Tony Atlas
(American Professional Wrestler)
Tony Atlas
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Birthdate: April 23, 1954
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Roanoke, Virginia, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Flex Lewis
(Bodybuilder)
Flex Lewis
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Birthdate: November 15, 1983
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Llanelli, Wales
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 41 
Mike Katz
(Former American IFBB Professional Bodybuilder)
Mike Katz
5
Birthdate: November 14, 1944
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New Haven, Connecticut, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Dennis Wolf
(German Professional Bodybuilder)
Dennis Wolf
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Birthdate: October 30, 1978
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Tokmok, Kyrgyzstan
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Roelly Winklaar
(Curaçaoan-Dutch Professional Bodybuilder)
Roelly Winklaar
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Birthdate: June 22, 1977
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Curaçao
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 44 
Magnús Ver Magnússon
(Retired Icelandic Powerlifter Who Is a 4-Time World’s Strongest Man Contest Winner)
Magnús Ver Magnússon
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Birthdate: April 23, 1963
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Egilsstaðir, Iceland

Retired Icelandic powerlifter Magnús Ver Magnússon not only won the World’s Strongest Man contest 4 times but has also been Europe's Strongest Man twice and Iceland's Strongest Man 8 times. He owns a gym, has launched a strongman competition, and judges powerlifting and strongman contests, too.

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Bill Pearl
(American Professional Bodybuilder)
Bill Pearl
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Birthdate: October 31, 1930
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Prineville, Oregon, United States
Died: September 14, 2022
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 46 
Paul Dillett
(Canadian Retired Professional Bodybuilder)
Paul Dillett
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Birthdate: April 12, 1965
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Montreal, Quebec
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 47 
Samir Bannout
(Lebanese Retired Professional Bodybuilder and Coach)
Samir Bannout
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Birthdate: November 7, 1955
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Beirut, Lebanon
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 48 
Víctor Martínez
(Bodybuilder)
Víctor Martínez
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Birthdate: July 29, 1973
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: San Francisco de Macoris, Dominican Republic
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Reg Park
(English Bodybuilder, Businessman and Actor)
Reg Park
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Birthdate: June 7, 1928
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Leeds, United Kingdom
Died: November 22, 2007
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Iris Kyle
(American Professional Bodybuilder)
Iris Kyle
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Birthdate: August 22, 1974
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Benton Harbor, Michigan, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)