Almanac of
Women's Bodybuilding
By Ron Avidan

The most complete information on women's bodybuilding available.

  • Machado-Ching, Corinne
    1980 Ms. Olympia 4th; 1981 Pro World 3rd; 1981 Ms. Olympia 7th; 1982 Pro World 4th; 1982 Ms. Olympia 13th; 1983 Pro World 14th; 1983 Ms. Olympia 15th;

  • Mack, Suzie
    From Washington, USA. Height 5'1". A registered nurse. Contests include the 1995 NPC Evergreen MW 1st; 1995 Oregon Coast overall & MW 1st; 1997 NPC Emerald Cup overall & MW 1st;

  • Mahabir, Marie-Laure
    From France, birthday August 22nd. Contests include the 1988 Pro World disq; 1989 Pro World 10th; 1989 Ms. Olympia 9th; 1990 Ms. Olympia 8th; 1991 Ms. International 5th; 1991 Ms. Olympia 12th; 1992 Jan Tana Pro 12th; 1992 Ms. International 9th; 1993 Ms. Olympia 16th; 1994 Ms. International 4th; 1994 Ms. Olympia 4th; 1995 Ms. Olympia 13th

  • Mailey, Avis
    2000 NPC Emerald Cup MW 2nd;

  • Marchi, Janet
    1991 Jan Tana Pro 12th; 1992 Jan Tana Pro 13th; 1993 Jan Tana Pro 17th; 1993 Ms. Olympia 19th; 1996 Jan Tana Pro 17th;

  • Marquardt, Valerie
    Height 5'3". Contests include the 198 Northern Alberta Junior 1st; 1999 Canadian MW 5th;

  • Martin, Heidi
    From Alaska, Height 5'4". USA. Contests include the 1997 Crtic Classic 1st; 197 Iron Classic 1st; 1998 Ms. Anchorage 1st; 2000 NPC Emerald Cup LW 3rd;

  • Martin, Monica
    From Brazil. Height 5'4". As an amateur the highly successful Martin was the two-time Brazilian lightweight champion, as well as the South American lightweight champion in 1995. She competed at the 1996 IFBB World Amateur Championships placing fourth in the Mixed pairs. She turned pro in 1998..Contests include the 1998 Jan Tana Pro 12th; 1999 Ms. International 16th; 1999 Jan Tana Pro 7th; 1999 Pro Extravaganza 8th; 2000 Ms. International LW 6th; 2001 Ms. International LW 10th;

  • Martin, Suzy
    1982 Pro World 18th;

  • Martinez, Stella
    Contests include the 1982 NPC California Overall; 1982 NPC USA Overall & LW 1st

  • Marvel, Sharon
    Maiden name is Arrildt. Contests include the 1990 Ms. Olympia 6th; 1991 Jan Tana Pro 9th; 1991 Ms. Olympia 5th; 1992 Ms. Olympia 13th; 1993 Ms. International 6th; 1993 Ms. Olympia 8th; 1995 Jan Tana Pro 10th

  • Masino, Denise
    Born May 1, 1968 in Brooklyn, New York. Height 5'3". Husband is Robert. Denise has a video out titled 'Denise Xposed' which carries the warning on it 'Caution: Contents may melt your VCR'. Contests include the 1995 NPC Nationals LW 1sts; 1996 Jan Tana Pro 6th; 1997 Ms. International 13th; 1997 Jan Tana 6th; 1998 Ms. International 7th-disq; 1998 Jan Tana Pro 8th; 1999 Ms. International 7th; 1999 Pro World 4th; 2000 Ms. International LW 4th; 2001 Ms. International LW 5th; 2002 Ms. International LW 6th; 2003 Ms. International LW 2nd;

  • Matheson, Barbara
    From Ohio. Contests include the 1997 NPC USA HW 9th; 2000 NPC Junior USA HW 3rd;

  • Mathews, Sandy
    1999 Pro Extravaganza 14th;

  • McCartney, Joanne
    1988 Pro World 15th; 1988 Ms. International 8th; 1989 Pro World 18th; 1989 Ms. International 4th;

  • McCrossin, Lynn
    1998 NPC Nationals LW 8th;

  • McDonnel, Jody
    1997 NPC USA 11th MW;

  • McKean, Sue Ann
    Contests include the 1984 NPC Caliornia Overall; 1986 Pro World 5th; 1986 Ms. International 4th; 1986 Ms. Olympia 7th; 1987 Pro World 6th; 1987 Ms. Olympia 11th;

  • McKnight, Debbie
    1989 NPC USA Overall & HW 1st; 1990 Ms. International 6th; 1990 Ms. Olympia 17th; 1991 Jan Tana Pro 5th; 1991 Ms. International 11th; 1992 Ms. International 13th.

  • McLaughlin, Linda
    2000 Jan Tana Pro MW 3rd;

  • McLish, Rachel
    Born June 21, 1958 in Harlingen, Texas. Raised in Austin, Texas. Currently lives in Rancho Mirage, California, although has a house in Texas. Married to film producer Ron Samuels. They raise Doberman dogs. They have a doberman named Princess Olympia the First. Also had two Arabian horses. Rachel has been in a few movies, includes Aces: Iron Eagle III, and Ravenhawk. In a bodybuilding competitive career that lasted only four years, Rachel won the inaugural United States Bodybuilding Championships, and the first ever Ms. Olympia. She was in the movie 'Pumping Iron II'. In January 1999, Rachel was inducted into the Joe Weider's Bodybuilding Hall of Fame.

    Contests include the 1980 United States Bodybuilding Championships 1st; 1980 Frank Zane Invitational 2nd; 1980 Ms. Olympia 1st; 1981 Ms. Olympia 2nd; 1982 Pro World 1st; 1982 Ms. Olympia 1st; 1983 World Cup Caesars 3rd; 1984 Ms. Olympia 2nd;

  • McNabb, Melinda
    1997 NPC USA 9th MW;

  • McVicar, Jennifer
    2000 NPC USA MW 1st & Overall; 2000 Ms. Olympia LW 5th; 2001 Ms. International LW 7th; 2001 Jan Tana Pro LW 2nd; 2002 Southwest Pro LW 3rd;

  • Melnicoff, Clifta
    1994 NPC Nationals LW 2nd

  • Mendoza, Mah-ann
    From Oregon, California. Height 5'2". Mah-ann is a certified personal trainer and licensed massge therapist. Contests include the 1993 NPC USA LW 6th; 1994 NPC Emerald Cup LW 3rd; 1995 NPC Emerald Cup Overall; 1995 NPC Nationals LW 8th; 1996 NPC Nationals MW 11th; 1997 NPC USA 17th MW; 1998 NPC Northwest 1st; 1998 NPC Nationals MW 7th; 1999 NPC USA MW 1st; 1999 NPC North America HW 10th; 2000 NPC USA MW 4th; 2000 NPC Nationals MW 2nd; 2001 NPC USA MW 1st & Overall; 2002 Southwest Pro MW 4th; 2002 Jan Tana Pro MW 4th; 2003 Ms. International LW 9th;

  • Mertesdorf, Kelly
    1994 NPC Texas State 1st;

  • Mes, Erica
    Contests include the 1983 IFBB World Amateur LW 1st; 1984 Pro World 7th; 1984 Ms. Olympia 12th; 1985 Pro World 6th; 1985 Ms. Olympia 14th; 1987 Pro World 18th; !989 Pro World 21st;

  • Meyer, Sherry
    1995 NPC USA 3rd MW; 1997 NPC USA MW 5th;

  • Michelland, Collette
    1988 Pro World 16th;

  • Miller, Cynthia
    1992 NPC USA LW 1st

  • Miller, Jeri
    1986 Pro World disq; 1986 Ms. International 5th; 1987 Pro World 15th; 1988 Ms. International 9th; 1988 Pro World 16th; 1989 Ms. International 16th;

  • Miller, Judy
    1995 NPC USA 2nd MW; 1997 NPC USA MW 3rd;

  • Misat, Marie-France
    1981 Ms. Olympia 7th; 1982 Ms. Olympia 15th;

  • Mitchell, Karin
    1986 Ms. International 7th; 1988 Ms. International 13th;

  • Mock, Carol
    1989 Ms. International 6th; 1990 Ms. International 8th; 1991 Jan Tana Pro 14th

  • Moher, Gayle
    Raised in Norwich, England. Has a daughter named Courtney. Contests include the 1996 NPC Nationals 1st; 1997 Ms. International 5th; 1997 Jan Tana 4th; 1997 Ms. Olympia 12th; 1998 Ms. International 3rd-disq; 1998 Jan Tana Pro 2nd; 1998 Ms. Olympia 11th; 1999 Ms. International 6th; 1999 Jan Tana Pro 1st; 1999 Pro World 3rd; 1999 Ms. Olympia 11th; 2000 Ms. International LW 5th; 2000 Jan Tana Pro MW 2nd; 2001 Ms. International HW 6th; 2001 Pro Extravaganza LW 1st; 2001 Ms. Olympia LW 5th; 2002 Southwest Pro HW 2nd; 2002 Ms. International HW 4th; 2002 Jan Tana MW 3rd; 2002 Show of Strength LW 7th; 2003 Ms. International HW 6th;

  • Mokhtari, Rae
    1998 NPC Nationals MW 2nd;

  • Molson, Cathi
    Born in 1958 in Canada. Raised in Cochrane, Alberta. Height 5'6". Contests include the 1994 Southern Alberta HW 2nd; 1995 Alberta Provincial Masters 1st; 1996 Canadian Masters 1st;

  • Montemaggi, Claudia
    1991 Ms. Olympia 9th; 1992 Ms. Olympia 7th; 1993 Ms. International 12th

  • Monti, Diana
    1995 Texas State 1st;

  • Moore, Lisa
    From Ontario, Canada. 1996 IFBB Canadian HW 3rd;

  • Morre, Makeba
    1997 NPC USA 12th MW;

  • Moreau, Tommy
    Won the first Jr. USA women's competition. Contests include the 1987 NPC Jr. USA 1st HW & overall;

  • Morin, Sherry
    1997 NPC USA 7th MW;

  • Morin, Sherry
    From Montana, USA. Contests include the 1996 NPC Emerald Cup Overall;

  • Muggli, Debbie
    USA, birthday August 14th. 1991 Jan Tana Pro 7th; 1991 Ms. International 4th; 1992 Ms. International 2nd; 1992 Ms. Olympia 10th; 1993 Ms. International 2nd ; 1993 Ms. Olympia 4th; 1994 Ms. International 2nd; 1994 Ms. Olympia 3rd; 1995 Ms. International 3rd; 1995 Ms. Olympia 6th

  • Mull, Dianna
    From Washington, USA. Contests include the 1983 NPC Emerald Cup Overall;

  • Murnikoviene, Natalia
    From Lithuania. Named 'Women's Physique World's' European Bodybuilder of the year for 1994. Contests include the 1994 IFBB World Amateur HW 1st; 1995 Ms. Olympia 3rd; 1995 European Pro 1st; 1996 Ms. Olympia 3rd; 1997 Ms. International 11th.

  • Murray, Alison
    1995 NPC Nationals 4th MW;

  • Murray, Lenda
    USA. Married to Urel McGill. Started cheerleading at an early age, and stayed with it until after college. Graduated from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo. Was a professional cheerleader in Detroit for the USFL Michigan Panthers football team. Currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

    Contests include the 1985 NPC Michigan State 4th; 1985 NPC Eastern Michigan 1st; 1986 NPC Michigan 3rd; 1986 NPC Ironwoman Michigan 3rd; 1987 NPC Michigan 3rd; 1987 NPC North Coast 2nd; 1988 NPC Michigan 1st; 1989 NPC Junior Nationals 1st; 1989 IFBB North American 1st; 1990 Ms. Olympia 1st; 1991 Ms. Olympia 1st; 1992 Ms. Olympia 1st; 1993 Ms. Olympia 1st; 1994 Ms. Olympia 1st; 1995 Ms. Olympia 1st; 1996 Ms. Olympia 2nd; 1997 Ms. Olympia 2nd;

  • Murray, Neila
    1993 Jan Tan Pro 19th;

  • Myers, Sue
    From Maryland, USA. Contests include the 1989 NPC National overall; 1996 Jan Tana Pro 2nd; 1996 Ms. Olympia 10th; 1997 Ms. Olympia 9th; 1998 Ms. International 2nd;