Almanac of
Women's Bodybuilding
By Ron Avidan

The most complete information on women's bodybuilding available.

  • Nascimento, Karina
    Born in Natel, Brazil on November 18, 1972. Height 5' 4". Karina moved to the United States when she was 12. Karina was inspired to be a bodybuilder when she saw a picture of Cory Everson in the gym. In high school, Karina played volleyball, and ran track. Karina loves to travel, likes to shop. Favorite foods include pizza, sushi and Mexican food.

    Contests include the 1999 NPC Ronnie Coleman Classic MW 1st & overall; 2000 NPC Ironman Games Oklahoma MW 1st & Overall; 2000 NPC Ironmaiden Los Angeles HW 1st & Overall; 2001 NPC Extravaganza HW 1st & Overall; 2003 Ms. International LW 3rd;

  • Nakao, Kazuko
    1982 Ms. Olympia 19th;

  • Nesch-Thelen, Dee
    Born in New York, New York. Raised in Germany. Moved back to the USA in 1997, and currently lives in Florida. Height 5'3". Contests include the 1998 NPC Nationals LW 4th; 1999 NPC National LW 2nd;

  • Newman, Kyle
    1980 Ms. Olympia 8th; 1981 Ms. Olympia 11th; 1982 Ms. Olympia 19th;

  • Niederhauser, Susanne
    Contests include the 1998 IFBB World Amateur MW 5th; 1999 IFBB World Amatuer MW 2nd; 2000 IFBB World Amatuer MW 5th; 2001 IFBB World Games HW 2nd; 2002 Southwest Pro LW 1st;

  • Nguyen, Catherine
    From Oregon, USA. Contests include the 1985 NPC Emerald Cup Overall;

  • Nicholes, Joy
    1984 Ms. Olympia 16th; 1985 Pro World 16th; 1985 Ms. Olympia 18th; 1987 Pro World 17th; 1988 Ms. Olympia 15th; 1989 Pro World 21st;

  • Nicolas, Muriane
    From France. 1994 Ms. Olympia 9th; 1995 Ms. Olympia 14th; 1996 Jan Tana Pro 4th;

  • Nicotra, April
    1980 Ms. Olympia 12th; 1981 Pro World 10th; 1981 Ms. Olympia 13th;

  • Nobile, Paola
    From Italy. 1995 IFBB World Amateur 6th MW

  • Noel, Christine
    From France. 1994 IFBB World Amateur LW 1stt

  • Norman, Antoinette
    An accomplished commercial recording artist specializing in R&B. Contests include the 1996 NPC Oklahoma State novice Overall; 1996 NPC Red River Classic 1st overall; 1997 NPC Nationals 9th MW;

  • Norman, Tonie
    2000 NPC Junior USA LW 3rd;