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Cory Everson

2008 NFHOF Inductee

“6-time Ms. Olympia”

Born: January 4, 1958

Hometown: Racine, WI



Cory Everson (born January 4, 1958), is an American female bodybuilding champion and actress. She won the Ms. Olympia contest six years in a row from 1984 to 1989.

Corinna was born in Racine, Wisconsin and attended high school in Deerfield, Illinois.  She attended the University of Wisconsin–Madison, where she was a multi-sport standout (gymnastics, track& field and badminton).

After retiring from bodybuilding competition, Everson began acting.  Her first major movie appearance was in Double Impact (1991) alongside Jean-Claude Van Damme.  Cory has made a number of TV guest appearances, most notably playing Atalanta on Hercules: The Legendary Journeys.  In 1991 Everson appeared on To Tell The Truth Game Show.

Cory 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.