I think she looks fabulous! I have modeled my body after hers.
Of all the FBBers, Bev probably made the greatest transformation to her body of any weight-trained woman ever!!!!
I recall her appearing on the CBS "Wide World of Sports" TV show in the early 80's and even a veteran iron-gamer like me, who had seen the likes of Abbye Stockton in person, recoiled "in shock" at Bev's bulky, heavily-muscled, "masculine look" as a 180 lb.+ powerlifter.
Seeing Bev looking "so masculine" didn't help me push the benefits of "weight-training for girls/women" to my teen, and sub-teen, age daughters, in those days!!
As the movie Pumping Iron II
so clearly documented, Bev's transition from a 180 lb+ powerlifter to an approx. 145 lb. "excessively muscular" FBBer (for her time!) was remarkable, and clearly made the point that despite Bev's apparent external masculine muscularity/appearance, Bev was "all-woman" inside (where it REALLY counts)!
But, Bev PERSISTED in her BB goals and by the '88 Ms. Olympia, with an added "nose-job", blonde hair-coloring, and additional HARD, DEDICATED, WORK in sculpting her body, Bev displayed a lot of "feminine muscularity", and her total physical transformation from her early-80's powerlifting days was absolutely remarkable!!
Yes, Bev has "done it all" in the iron-game...becoming one of the strongest women in the world (BP: 300 lbs.+ AND a SQ and DL of 500 lbs.+ at a time when NO OTHER woman in the world, with the exception of Jan Todd on ONLY the SQ and DL, could approach her 3 powerlifting records); an accomplished top-level IFBB Ms. Olympia competitor/place-winner; successful gym owner; wife and mother of two children (I believe two?).
Yes, it would be hard for any girl/woman to find a better role-model of raw strength, determination, persistence, and the ability to TRANSFORM one's body than Bev Francis...clearly proving the old saying, "where there's a WILL there's a WAY"!!
Pics. of a "more feminine-looking" muscularity for Bev...