Most Successful & Influential Female Bodybuilders of All Time

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Rachel McLish

A former Miss Olympia winner and one of the first prominent female bodybuilders, McLish helped pave the way for the sport's mainstream acceptance.

Lisa Lyon

Another pioneer of female bodybuilding, Lyon won the first-ever women's world bodybuilding championship in 1979.

Cory Everson

With six consecutive Ms. Olympia titles from 1984-1989, Everson is one of the most successful female bodybuilders of all time.

Lenda Murray

With eight Ms. Olympia titles to her name, Murray dominated the sport in the 1990s and is widely considered one of the greatest female bodybuilders ever.

Iris Kyle

With ten Ms. Olympia titles, Kyle holds the record for the most wins in the competition's history.

Anja Langer

A German bodybuilder, Langer won numerous titles in the 1980s and is regarded as one of the most aesthetically pleasing female bodybuilders of all time.

Bev Francis

A former powerlifter and bodybuilder, Francis was one of the first women to compete in male-dominated powerlifting competitions before transitioning to bodybuilding and winning numerous titles.

Carla Dunlap

A former Ms. Olympia winner, Dunlap was known for her balance and symmetry, and helped usher in a new era of more feminine bodybuilding aesthetics in the 1980s.

Juliette Bergmann

A Dutch bodybuilder, Bergmann won the Ms. Olympia competition in 2001 and is widely regarded as one of the most successful and influential female bodybuilders of all time.

Betty Pariso

With a successful competitive career spanning over two decades, Pariso is one of the most enduring and accomplished female bodybuilders in history, having won numerous titles and accolades.