Bianca Brigitte Van Damme is the daughter of renowned martial arts action star Jean-Claude Van Damme and former bodybuilder and fitness competitor Gladys Portugues and possesses a perfect balance of stunning beauty and ferocious fighting skills. The Nowhere to Run had been married five times in his life. The superstar has two kids with his current wife, Portugues, including Bianca, who has garnered attention from all media for her ferocious performance.
Bianca Bree Decides To Set The Scale For Feminism And Strongness
Despite her striking beauty and feminine demeanor, Bianca is an exceptionally skilled martial artist who possesses the ability to shut someone up with her fighting ability. The Paranormal Activity Security Squad star shares that she wants to set an example for young boys and girls that they can be feminine and strong as well.
“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. Kind of like how my father brought martial arts to the mainstream for my generation — I want to continue that legacy.”
Bianca Bree On Her Journey To Martial Arts
Bianca Bree’s journey into the world of martial arts began at a young age when she was introduced to the discipline by her bodybuilder mother, Gladys Portugues, as a means of cultivating self-discipline. Although Bianca initially gravitated towards ballet and speed skating, sadly an injury redirected her to a new path.
“My parents let us do our own thing. When I was young, my mom pushed me into martial arts for self-discipline. I was 7 and like, ‘I can’t stand it. I stuck with ballet and [ice] skating. As a teenager, I was so focused on speed skating, I wanted to be in the Olympics. I was stuck for a while. My whole life was skating. Then all of a sudden, I needed to find something new.”
In 2008, Bianca made her debut alongside her father in The Shepherd: Border Patrol and went on to star in six more films alongside him. Though her first film did not satisfy her but triggered a wish to make herself better in what she was doing. She also shared how her relationship with her dad, Jean-Claude Van Damme, was full of ups and downs but now their relationship is in a healthy stage.
“I didn’t like what I saw on-screen when I watched my first film. I realized that if this was what I was going to do, I needed to do it right. It’s complicated. I always have people coming up and telling me how much they love my dad. It’s nice to hear, but it’s like…what does that have to do with me? It depends on what year. Yeah, it was tough. It’s never been like I’m my father’s little girl or princess. Our relationship definitely had its ups and downs, but now we’re cool.”
Bianca has dedicated decades to martial arts training, honing her skills to match the speed and agility of her renowned dad. Undoubtedly, her prowess and determination serve as a constant reminder to never underestimate her capabilities. The young star indeed has lots of potential to do well in the industry.
Source: New York Post