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Famous Female Bodybuilders

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If you are wondering who are some of the world's most famous female bodybuilders, well, here is a great list of them, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest female bodybuilder list contains the most prominent and top women who are known for being bodybuilders and their overall level of fitness. Fitness fans will also enjoy reading about these female athletes who were caught with performance-enhancers. The best female bodybuilders come from all over the world like Dayana Cadeau, who is a Black female bodybuilder from Haiti. Several of these women are also over 50, having gotten into the sport early and remain as legends for newcomers to look up to. Historically, bodybuilders have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a woman aspiring to be a bodybuilder then the people below should give you inspiration. Let these ladies help you achieve your personal goals!

This list of popular women bodybuilders, like Iris Kyle, Nikki Fuller, and famous wrestling superstar, Chyna (one of the most famous female bodybuilders). The names on this list are some of the biggest in bodybuilding. If you're an aspiring bodybuilding girl, lady or woman, look to these female bodybuilders.  

Who are the best female bodybuilders? Take a look at this list and find out!

  • Chyna

    Age: 49
    Chyna (born Joan Marie Laurer; December 27, 1969 – April 17, 2016) was an American professional wrestler, glamour model, pornographic film actress, actress, and bodybuilder. Chyna first rose to...  more

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  • Lisa Marie Varon (née Sole; born February 10, 1971) is an American professional wrestler, fitness competitor, and bodybuilder best known for her time as a WWE Diva under the ring name Victoria and...  more
  • BirthplaceMiddle Village, New York City, New York, United States of America

    Nicole Bass-Fuchs (née Bass; August 10, 1964 – February 17, 2017) was an American bodybuilder, actress, professional wrestler, and professional wrestling valet. She worked for companies such as...  more
  • BirthplaceCynthiana, Kentucky

    Betty Carmichael Pariso (née Slade; born January 1, 1956) is an American professional female bodybuilder. She was the world's oldest active professional female bodybuilder while competing....  more
  • BirthplaceDayton, Ohio, United States of America

    Nikki Fuller (born January 23, 1968) is an American professional female bodybuilder. At her largest, Fuller weighed 200 lb (91 kg). In competition, her height was listed at 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) and her...  more
  • Rebekka Armstrong

    Age: 53

    BirthplaceBakersfield, California, United States of America

    Rebekka Lynn Armstrong is an American HIV/AIDs activist and former model and bodybuilder. She was Playboy Playmate of the Month for September 1986. Eight years later, she was the first Playmate to...  more
  • Tonya Knight

    Age: 54

    BirthplaceUnited States of America

    Tonya Knight (born March 24, 1966) is an American professional female bodybuilder....  more
  • BirthplaceCabimas, Venezuela

    Yaxeni Milagros Oriquen-Garcia Perez (born September 3, 1966) is a Venezuelan-American professional bodybuilding champion. She ranks as the second-best female bodybuilder in the International...  more
  • BirthplaceTimmins, Canada

    Sharon Leigh Bruneau (born February 1, 1964) is a model and retired professional Canadian female bodybuilder and fitness competitor....  more
  • BirthplaceThunder Bay, Canada

    Melissa Coates (born June 18, 1971) is a Canadian professional wrestler, bodybuilder, fitness model and actress. She is perhaps best known for appearing in the first two seasons of the Game Show...  more
  • BirthplaceKaliningrad, Russia

    Oksana Grishina may refer to: Oksana Grishina (cyclist) (born 1968), Russian Olympic track cyclist Oksana Grishina (fitness pro) (born 1978), Russian former gymnast and current professional fitness...  more
  • Raye Hollitt

    Age: 56

    BirthplaceWilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Raye Hollitt (born April 17, 1964) is an American actress and female bodybuilder, also known by her stage name Zap, one of the original cast members of American Gladiators....  more
  • Iris Kyle

    Age: 46

    BirthplaceBenton Harbor, Michigan

    Iris Floyd Kyle (born August 22, 1974) is an American professional female bodybuilder. She is currently the most successful professional bodybuilder ever, female or male, with ten overall Ms. Olympia...  more
  • BirthplaceSweden

  • BirthplaceHaiti

    Dayana M. Cadeau (born June 2, 1966) is a Canadian-American professional female bodybuilder....  more
  • BirthplaceParsippany-Troy Hills, New Jersey

    Debbie Bramwell-Washington (born June 9, 1966) is an American professional female bodybuilder. ...  more
  • BirthplaceOmaha, Nebraska

    DeBarra Mayo (born 1953, Omaha, Nebraska) is an American health and fitness advocate, writer and media personality. She has epilepsy, which has led her to a career involved with maintaining and...  more
  • Vulcana

    Dec. at 71 (1875-1946)

    BirthplaceAbergavenny, United Kingdom

    Miriam Kate Williams (1874 – 1946), sometimes called Kate Roberts and better known by her stage name Vulcana, was a Welsh strongwoman born of Irish parents in Abergavenny, Monmouthshire. With...  more
  • Colette Nelson is an American professional female bodybuilder and women's physique competitor....  more
  • Amy Fadhli

    Age: 54

    BirthplaceGalveston, Texas, United States of America

    Amy Fadhli (born January 30, 1965 in Galveston, Texas) is an American fitness model, actress and winner of the Fitness America National Champion 1996. Her father is Iraqi who was born in Baghdad, a...  more
  • BirthplaceHarlingen, Texas, United States of America

    Rachel Livia Elizondo McLish (born June 21, 1955) is an American female bodybuilding champion, actress, and author....  more

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  • Christine Lydon

    Age: 54
    Christine Lydon appeared in 1997 film Jackie Brown....