Top 5 Women Bodybuilders Of All Times

Whoever thought body building was only a man’s job couldn’t be farther from wrong! Women have not lagged behind men in most aspects, and body building is one of those. Rather than being known as simple ladies, they braved the difficult path to achieve what rarely women succeed in doing- body building! The following women bodybuilders spent more hours at the gym than one could imagine, only so that they reach the heights that they have today. Here is a list of the top 5 women bodybuilders of the world:

Women Bodybuilders

5. Irene Andersen

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Born in Denmark on 9th September, 1966 and brought up in Sweden, Irene took to training early in her life. Starting with jazz ballet and judo, moving on to female bodybuilding and finally practicing kickboxing and Thai boxing, there has been no looking back for Irene. In 2006, the 5’7” tall bodybuilder participated in her first pro competition in the US, and has finished at the fourth spot as the best of 4 competitions.

Besides bodybuilding, her interests lie in painting, spending time with her three children and playing with her pets at home. She has a parrot, a lizard, a cat, two dogs and two snakes at home.

4. Rosemary Jennings

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It is not at all easy to become a female bodybuilder but this woman has done it and how! Hailing from West Indies, Rosemary worked as an Executive Administrator before becoming an ISSA Certified Personal Trainer. She has taken part in several pro competitions and was the winner of the 2005 NY Pro Show in the Light Weight Division and Overall. Other than this, she has consistently performed well and has been placed on high positions oftentimes.

Her firm belief and dedication in the sport has led her to achieve great heights and she advises the same for all aspiring female bodybuilders.

3. Lisa Aukland

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Undoubtedly one of the best women bodybuilders, Lisa is the perfect example of a woman who has balanced both her passion and occupation very well. She has a doctorate degree in pharmacy from the University of Maryland, an Associate in Science from Thomas Nelson College in Hampton, Virginia, and a Certified Specialist in Poison Information. Bodybuilding is a hobby for Lisa, and she pursues it with great passion.

She has been the winner of the IFBB Atlantic City Pro Women’s Bodybuilding Championships four years in a row from 2006 to 2009, held in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Besides this, she has keen interest in comedy, which is her favorite entertainment form.

2. Anna Claudia Pires

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A Brazilian female bodybuilder, she is one of the rarest women who wanted to become a professional bodybuilder ever since she was a young child. Thanks to her dedication and passion to build a career in bodybuilding, she has completed more than 21 years in the sport. Till date, Anna has won the title of Rio de Janeiro Champ 11 times, Brazilian Champ 5 times and the South American Champ 5 times, all of these in the heavy weights category.

Before she started training at the gym, she used to learn ballet. She would also arm-wrestle with her father and cousins, which is where she got the interest to be muscular from.

1. Nicole Bass

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Very few people can boast of the success which Nicole Bass has received in the field of bodybuilding. Born on 26th October 1964, Nicole is an American bodybuilder, actress, wrestler and a manager for professional wrestling companies. She has earned the title of being the world’s “largest female bodybuilder”, and has been the winner of the 1997 NPC National Bodybuilding Championship.

Nicole has acted in seven films from 1997 to 2000. She has previously worked for companies like Extreme Championship Wrestling, World Wrestling Federation, XPW and the National Wrestling Alliance.

It takes immense amount of courage and strength to become a female bodybuilder and these top 5 women bodybuilders have proven that nothing is unachievable if pursued with determination and passion.

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