Monday, May 14, 2007

Cory Everson - Female Bodybuilder

Corinna Kneuer (born January 4th, 1959), best known by her stage name Cory Everson, is an American female bodybuilder and actress, born in Racine, Wisconsin. She won the Ms. Olympia contest six years in a row between 1984 and 1989.

Corinna attended Deerfield High School in Deerfield, Illinois, where she was a four sport star (gymnastics, track and field, badminton, and swimming). She majored in interior design at the University of Wisconsin, where she also won four Big Ten pentathlon championships.

While attending the University of Wisconsin, she met Jeff Everson, a competitive bodybuilder who worked there as a strength coach. They were married in 1982.

She began to train seriously as a bodybuilder after her graduation, and made rapid progress.

Contest history
1980 Ms. Mid America - 1st (Tall and Overall)
1980 American Couples - 3rd
1981 Ms. Midwest Open - 1st (Tall & Overall)
1981 Ms. Central USA - 1st (HW and Overall)
1981 Couples America - 1st
1981 American Championships - 11th (MW)
1982 Ms. East Coast - 1st (MW)
1982 Bodybuilding Expo III - 2nd (MW)
1982 Bodybuilding Expo Couples - 2nd
1982 AFWB American Championships - 5th (HW)
1982 IFBB North American - 1st (MW and Overall)
1982 IFBB North American Mixed Pairs - 1st
1983 Bodybuilding Expo IV - 1st (MW and Overall)
1983 Bodybuilding Expo Mixed Pairs - 1st
1983 U.S. Bodybuilding Championships Couples - 1st
1983 AFWB American Championships - 8th (HW)
1983 NPC Nationals - 2nd (HW)
1984 American Women's Championships - 1st (HW and Overall)
1984 NPC Nationals - 1st (HW and Overall)
1984 IFBB Ms. Olympia - 1st
1985 IFBB Ms. Olympia - 1st
1986 IFBB Ms. Olympia - 1st
1987 IFBB Ms. Olympia - 1st
1988 IFBB Ms. Olympia - 1st
1989 IFBB Ms. Olympia - 1st

Aside from her six consecutive Ms. Olympia titles, Cory holds the distinction of being the only woman with an undefeated record in professional bodybuilding competition.

After retiring from competition, Cory entered acting. Her movie credits include Double Impact (1991), Natural Born Killers (1994), and Ballistic (1995).

Cory has made a number of TV guest appearances, most notably playing Atalanta on Hercules: The Legendary Journeys.

She was the original host of the fitness show BodyShaping, which she also produced. She also hosted her own exercise show on ESPN, Cory Everson's Gotta Sweat, for seven years.

1 comment:

  1. Cory was one of the reasons I got into bodybuilding. She was and is a great champion!


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