1980s female bodybuilder, Gladys Portugues. You might know her as “Mrs. Jean Claude van Damme.”
The story of how they met is the best, it’s basically the plot of the movie “Borat.” Jean Claude van Damme came to America a penniless immigrant in the 1980s, and on arriving in America within his first month, he immediately tried to find the beautiful American girl he kept on seeing in fitness magazines back in Belgium. He eventually found where she was shooting, showed up uninvited, and despite the fact he was a nobody foreigner who didn’t have a cent to his name, asked her out on a date. They were married a little while later.
And by the way….they’re still together.
Bonus fact, this is van Damme’s first actual credit in a film:
Fun fact: Despite the character Borat being vehemently anti-semetic and, to be fair, a total dick, him and his movie are actually incredibly popular in Israel. As it turns out, whenever Borat is supposedly speaking Kazahk, he’s actually just talking mad shit about people in Hebrew, which the actor who plays him, Sacha Baron Cohen, speaks fluently.