Every 90s kid and people from the post-2010 era knows action legend, Jean-Claude Van Damme. The ‘Kickboxer’ made a name for himself in some of the best-known action films of the last three decades. Van Damme set the box office on fire with his roundhouse kicks, double roundhouse kicks and splits.
That was the cool Van Damme. In between, the icon went through a rough phase and almost disappeared till ‘Expendables 2’ and a viral ad made him the toast of all fitness and martial arts fans.
In 2013, the Volvo truck commercial brought Van Damme from obscurity to everyone’s screens.
But did you know that the legendary action star also has a daughter who is everything that her father is?
She is stunningly beautiful and dangerously well-oriented with martial arts – just like her illustrious father and bodybuilder mother, Gladys Portugues.
Bianca Van Damme is 26 and has already mastered the kicks and punches which made her father famous.
An aspiring actress, Bianca briefly dropped her famous surname to avoid the attention she would otherwise get.
She practices martial arts quite often and is appears to be pretty good at it, too. But she hated it as a child.
Today Bianca urges the younger generation, especially girls, to train and become fit.
“I want to show little girls and little boys that you can be physical and feminine. That you can cross your legs at the dinner table and then kick ass in a nice, feminine way,” she told the New York Post.
(BTW, this split is amazing!)
She had said that she would like to continue the legacy of her father, who she credits with bringing martial arts to the mainstream.
And she can do the famous helicopter kick of her father with ease.
More proof? Here you go!
Bianca has appeared alongside her father in six films including playing the lead in 2012’s ‘UFO’. So till you get to see her kick the living daylights out of baddies, you can watch her set the temperatures soaring, posing as a model or chilling out with her brother, Kristopher.
Like father, like daughter!