Gladys Portugues

Gladys Portugues Bodybuilder, Husband, Career & Net Worth

Former professional bodybuilder, fitness model, actress, and author Gladys Portugues were placed in the top 10 in two times in the Ms. Olympia contest. Moreover, she is the wife of Belgian actor and martial artist Jean-Claude Van Damme.

Gladys Portugues age
Gladys Portugues is 62 years old.

Through this article, we will spill the beans of Portugues’ age, height, career achievements, husband, net worth, and many more. Be with us until the end of this post and know this fitness model better. But in the beginning, let’s give a swift view at some quick facts.

Quick Facts: Gladys Portugues

Real Name:Gladys Portugues
Nick Name:Caesar
Birth Date:30 September 1957
Age:63 years old
Birth Place:Manhattan, New York, United States
Resident:New York City
Father’s Name:Not available 
Mother’s Name:Not available 
Siblings:Not available 
Height:5 feet 5 inches or 1.65m
Weight:121 lb / 55 kg
Body Measurements:Not available 
Eye Color:Not available 
Hair Color:Not available 
Education:Not available 
Profession:American bodybuilder, Fitness model, actress and author
Spouse:Jean-Claude Van Damme (m. 1999), Jean-Claude Van Damme (m. 1987–1992)
Net Worth:$1 Million  – $5Million
Social Media Presence:Instagram:

Gladys Portugues: Early Life and Education

The former American bodybuilder Glady Portugues was born and raised in Manhattan, New York. Not to mention, this athlete holds an American nationality and belongs to the white ethnicity.

Moreover, this persona has not shared many details about her childhood background, but it is said that it would have pretty comfortable with most of the needs being fulfilled with ease.

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Likewise, the names and the whereabouts of her parents and siblings, are not known yet. Well, this star does not want to make her family involved in the media. Besides that, if we get anything about her family members, we will let you know instantly.

Talking about her educational background, she has completed high school from her hometown. After that, she enrolled at Marymount Manhattan College in New York to study English.

Age and Body Measurements: How Tall Is Gladys Portugues?

Coming to 2020, this American is 62-years-old since she was born in the year 1957 on the date of September 30. Well, this lady falls under the sun sign of Libra that makes her idealistic, energetic, social, and diplomatic.

Furthermore, Gladys stands an average height of 5 feet 5 inches or 165 cm and weighs about 55 kg or 122 lbs. However, the sizes of her dress and shoe are still mysterious. If we get the precise data, readers will be updated.

Gladys Portugues height
The 5 feet 5 inches tall Gladys Portugues

Being a bodybuilder, Portugues has got an athletic physique that comes to measure as 35-25-38 inches. Well, to achieve such an impressive body, she made a lot of sacrifices for many years.

To maintain such a body, this personality still hits the gym regularly, where she follows some intensive workouts and sweats a lot. Along with that, she also eats a balanced diet to be in shape.

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Not to mention, her beautiful face, mesomorphic physique, luscious black hair, bewitching black eyes, and outstanding personality are some distinctive features that play vital roles in completing her physical appearances.


Not to mention, when Portugues saw Rachel McLish on television, winning Ms. Olympia‘s title during her college days, and from then, she was inspired to start the bodybuilding and weight training regimen.

After leaving college, this bombshell became a fitness model and bodybuilder. Well, Gladys went to participate in several bodybuilding and fitness competitions, winning some of them.

Moreover, this persona was placed twice in the top 10 in the Ms. Olympia contest. On the other contrary, she has written several books about tips and techniques in exercising and living a healthy life.

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Fitness model Gladys Portugues with her husband, Jean-Claude Van Damme

Indeed this 62-years-old former fitness freak was one of the renowned figures in female fitness and has modeled for the cover of several magazines such as Strength Training for beauty, Flex, Muscle & Fitness, Muscle Training, and others.

More so, this 5 feet 5 inches tall lady is also an actress who was starred in the 1985 documentary named Pumping Iron II: The women alongside her idol, Rachel McLish, and some other women athletes.

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Further, she appeared in the movie The Morning After as a bodybuilder, where her husband Jean was also featured. Thereafter, this persona starred in It’s Alive III: Island of the Alive as Waitress.

She also made her tv debuted in the year 2011 by Behind Closed Doors as herself in an episode. Currently, Gladys is a retired bodybuilder who often appears in several fitness campaigns and bodybuilding competitions as a guest.

Personal Life: Who Is The Boyfriend of Gladys Portugues?

This New York-based actress is a married woman who walked down on the aisle with a Belgian movie star and martial artist Jean-Claude Van Damme. Meanwhile, the pair got hitched in the year 1987 at that time Portugues was 30-years-old.

Moreover, the couple shares two children: Kristopher van Varenberg (son), who was born in 1987, and Bianca Brigitte (daughter), who was born after three years of their first child, i.e., in 1990.

Gladys Portugues family
Gladys Portugues is with her family.

Not to mention, this duo got divorced in the year 1992, but they remarried after seven years, i.e., in 1999. From then on, the lovey-dovey has been living happily together until this athlete again filed for the divorce in March 2015.

Moreover, the love-birds canceled their divorce in May 2015, and they are again living joyfully together. Besides her husband, there is no dating record of Gladys’s other relationship affair in the past.

Net Worth, Income, and Lifestyle

Being a successful bodybuilder and a fitness model for several years, Portugues, 62, has undoubtedly made a hefty amount of money coming to this date. Coming to 2020, this diva has an estimated net worth of $5 million.

On the other hand, her better-half, i.e., Claude, sits on an enormous net worth of $40 million at the current time. Well, he has made such an impressive fortune with his career as a martial artist, actor, and producer.

Besides that, Gladys has not shared valid details about her car, house, income, and property. Well, we are reviewing these things; once anything pops out, readers will be updated instantly.

By analyzing her social media appearances, one can easily say that this former professional bodybuilder is currently living luxuriously. Now, she is staying with her beloved ones.

Social Media Reach

Being a public personality, this American fitness model loves to update her fans through her Instagram account. In this platform, she has garnered around 21.5k followers as of now, where she posts her amazing pictures, family photos, selfies, modeling shoots, and endorses brands.

Instagram: 21.5k followers

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