Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Corinna Kneuer (Cory Everson)

Corinna Kneuer (born January 4, 1958), best known by her stage name Cory (or Corey) Everson, is an American female bodybuilding champion and actress. She won the Ms. Olympia contest six years in a row from 1984 to 1989.

Bodybuilding career
Cory Everson began to train seriously as a bodybuilder after her graduation, and made rapid progress. In the early years, she and Jeff trained at Ernie's Gym on Sherman Avenue in Madison.

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

Everson is unique in having never lost a Ms. Olympia contest.

Awards and honors
In January 1999, Everson was inducted into the IFBB Hall of Fame, as part of the inaugural group. She was inducted into the Muscle Beach Venice Body Building Hall of Fame on September 5, 2005.

At the 2007 Arnold Classic she became the first woman to be presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2008, Everson was inducted into the National Fitness Hall of Fame.

Film and television career
After retiring from competition, Everson began acting. Her first major movie appearance was in Double Impact (1991) alongside Jean-Claude Van Damme. In it she plays Kara, a bone-crushing assassin to the main badguy. This involves a number of impressive fight scenes. She took a minor role in Natural Born Killers (1994). Then in Ballistic (1995), (known in some countries as Fist of Justice) she reprised the evil musclewoman role with bravado. However she loses the final epic fight to Marjean Holden playing an undercover cop.

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

Everson 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.

Personal Info
Nickname : "Female Arnold"
stage name : Cory Everson
Birth : January 4, 1958 (1958-01-04)
Racine, Wisconsin
Height : 5' 8"
Weight : (In Season): 150-153 lbs.
(Off-Season):160-161 lbs.
Professional Career
Pro-debut : IFBB North American, 1982
Best win : Undefeated in professional competition
Ms. Olympia six consecutive times, 1984-1989
Active: Retired 1989

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