Female Bodybuilder Laura Creavalle Biography

laura-creavalleLaura Cordelia Creavalle is an IFBB professional female bodybuilder, originally from Guyana.

Creavalle was born on January 25, 1959 in Essequibo, Guyana. Laura was one of the most successful female bodybuilders of the 1990s. Creavalle earned her pro card by winning the heavyweight class at the 1988 IFBB World Amateur Championships in Puerto Rico. She made her pro debut six weeks later at the 1988 Ms. Olympia contest. She was the first woman to win the Ms. International title three times (since matched by Vickie Gates, Yaxeni Oriquen, and Iris Kyle), and was twice runner-up in the Ms. Olympia contest. She holds the record for the most consecutive Ms. Olympia appearances with twelve (from 1988 to 1999), finishing below sixth place only in her first appearance. Creavalle was inducted into the IFBB Hall of Fame in 2007.

Now retired from competition, she operates Club Creavalle, offering personal training, nutrition training, and related services. Laura has written two cook books, A Taste of Club Creavalle (ISBN 0-9669168-1-6) and The Lite Lifestyle: 150 Ultra Low Calorie Recipes for Rapid Weight Loss! (ISBN 0-9669168-8-3). She also co-authored The Health Handbook (ISBN 0-9669168-5-9) with former husband Chris Aceto. Laura has been a feature editor for Muscle & Fitness magazine on low fat cooking in the Muscle Fare column.

Creavalle now lives in Toronto with her husband Colin Maragh, whom she married in 2000. They operate a company called Healthy Gourmet Express, which provides customers with weekly deliveries of ten meals.

Contest history

* 1983 Novice Canada – 1st
* 1983 Toronto Championships – 1st
* 1983 Ontario Canadian Championships novice – 1st
* 1985 Toronto Championships – 1st
* 1985 The Choice of Champions – 1st
* 1986 NPC Southern California – 1st (HW)
* 1986 NPC California State – 2nd (HW)
* 1986 NPC Nationals – 4th (MW)
* 1986 NPC USA Championship – 1st (LHW and Overall)
* 1986 NPC USA Mixed Pairs – 1st
* 1988 IFBB Caribbean Championships – 1st (HW)
* 1988 IFBB World Amateur Championships – 1st (HW)
* 1988 IFBB Ms. Olympia – 11th
* 1989 Pro World – 8th
* 1989 IFBB Ms. Olympia – 6th
* 1990 Ms. International – 1st
* 1990 IFBB Ms. Olympia – 4th
* 1991 IFBB Ms. Olympia – 3rd
* 1992 Ms. International – 3rd
* 1992 IFBB Ms. Olympia – 2nd
* 1993 IFBB Ms. Olympia – 3rd
* 1994 Ms. International – 1st
* 1994 IFBB Ms. Olympia – 2nd
* 1995 Ms. International – 1st
* 1995 IFBB Ms. Olympia – 5th
* 1996 Ms. International – 2nd
* 1996 IFBB Ms. Olympia – 4th
* 1997 IFBB Ms. Olympia – 4th
* 1998 IFBB Ms. Olympia – 5th
* 1999 Pro Extravaganza – 1st
* 1999 IFBB Ms. Olympia – 3rd
* 2002 IFBB Ms. Olympia – 6th (LW)

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