Jean-Claude Van Damme

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The Muscles from Brussels was born Jean-Claude Camille François Van Varenberg and only changed to his concise-yer four-part name when he started acting. His decades of martial arts training were supplemented by five years of ballet which may have helped define his signature move in 1988's Bloodsport— doing the splits and punching his opponent in the nuts.

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  • Born: Oct. 18, 1960
  • Full Name: Jean-Claude Van Damme

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  1. Photo of Gladys Portugues

    Gladys Portugues

    ( 1987 - Now ) Married
    Van Damme and his female counterpart, bodybuilder Gladys Portugues, were married and divorced twice over. more ›
  2. Photo of Princess of Monaco

    Princess of Monaco

    ( 1997 - 1997 ) Dated
    Dated more ›
  3. Photo of Darcy LaPier

    Darcy LaPier

    ( 1994 - 1997 ) Divorced
    LaPier married Van Damme in Thailand in 1994, but the romance didn't last. In the divorce, she claimed Van Damme was a drug addict and had kicked her in the chest, rupturing her beast implants. She walked away from the ... more ›
  4. Photo of Tatum O'Neal

    Tatum O'Neal

    ( 1995 - 1995 ) Dated
    During a separation from his wife Darcy LaPier, JCVD started seeing Tatum “Daddy Issues” O’Neal, who was just coming off a divorce from John McEnroe. Tatum clearly has a thing for men with powerful swings and tempers to match. more ›
  5. Photo of Kylie Minogue

    Kylie Minogue

    ( 1994 - 1994 ) Dated
    If anyone told you Streetfighter was an action flick, they were wrong. It was a date movie, at least behind the scenes, where Van Damme and Minogue had a torrid affair– the only high point of the Australian-filmed, universally panned ... more ›
  6. Photo of Cynthia Derderian

    Cynthia Derderian

    ( 1985 - 1986 ) Divorced
    Divorced more ›
  7. Maria Rodriguez

    ( 1980 - 1984 ) Divorced
    Divorced more ›

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