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Bev Francis Gallery
Bev Francis is a retired powerlifter and female bodybuilder from Australia. Bev was born in 1955 in Geelong, Australia. She attended the University of Melbourne.
Her list of athletic achievements includes breaking more than 40 powerlifting records, and winning six powerlifting world championships. In 1977, Bev broke the Australian shot put record in track and field.
She is best known for her career as a professional bodybuilder. In 1985, Bev Francis gained notoriety through her role in the movie Pumping Iron II: The Women. The film casts her in a controversial role within the ongoing debate over femininity and female muscularity, with her naturally massive size and muscular development challenging preconceived notions about the limits of female bodybuilding.

Contest history (bodybuilding)

  • 1983 Caesars World Cup – 8th
  • 1984 IFBB Grand Prix Las Vegas – 8th
  • 1986 LA Pro Championship – 3rd
  • 1986 Ms. International – 3rd
  • 1986 IFBB Ms. Olympia – 10th
  • 1987 Pro World Championship – 1st
  • 1987 IFBB Ms. Olympia – 3rd
  • 1988 IFBB Ms. Olympia – 3rd
  • 1989 IFBB Ms. Olympia – 3rd
  • 1990 IFBB Ms. Olympia – 2nd
  • 1991 IFBB Ms. Olympia – 2nd

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