Bianca VanDamme grew up in the film industry watching her father, martial artist/actor Jean-Claude Van Damme preform on sets all over the world and is extremely athletic due to her mother, ex-bodybuilder and fitness competitor Gladys Portugues.
She played mainly in action films. She is best known for ‘Soldiers’ (2010), ‘Alien Uprising (2012), and ‘Welcome to the Jungle’ (2013). She is just as badass and super flexible as her famous father.
Birth Name Bianca Bree Van Varenberg
Height 5′ 8″ (1.77 m)
measurement of 32-24-33 inches (81.28 – 60.96 – 83.82 cm)
Bra size 32B
Eye Color: Brown – Dark
Hair Color: Brown – Dark
Astrological Sign: Libra
Parents: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Gladys Portugues
Siblings: Kristopher Van Varenberg, Nicholas Van Varenberg
Nationality: Belgian, American
Bianca mother is an ex-bodybuilder and fitness competitor.
Having two very athletic parents, Bianca was thrown into sports at a young age such as karate, kick-boxing, boxing, ballet and figure skating. After repetitively watching the Olympics on television, she realized that going to the Olympics was a dream of hers. The cattiness of figure skating made Bianca dislike the sport, many times she was close to quitting but the love she had for the ice kept her sane.
Fortunately she came across short track speed skating and that’s when she decided her goal was the 2010 winter Olympics. Within the year of 2002, Bianca trained like an animal, she was entered in many competitions winning all but two.
She was also given many awards including one of the hardest awards to receive, “Most improved”. Her motivation was manic until she was told by her parents that they were moving to Vancouver, Canada.
Bianca fell into a depression causing a back injury from a crash during her last race, placing first.
Bianca continued skating with the Canadian Olympic team until she couldn’t handle the pain from her injury, causing her to make the choice she never thought she would consider.
Bianca graduated high school at the age of 16, she then went to John Casablanca’s in Vancouver to study acting. When she got offered a scholarship, she made the quick decision to assist her father around the world from film sets to business trips. Knowing she had an advantage, Bianca was very adamant when it came to educating herself about the film industry.
In 2007, Bianca was asked to make her first film debut in The Shepherd (2008) as Kassie Robideaux.
In 2010 she appeared in Soldiers (2010) as Bianca Banks, which was written, directed, produced and starred by her father, Jean-Claude Van Damme.
In 2010 she played the role of Anna Flint in Assassination Games (2011).
Bianca moved back to California and started speed skating again. But in 2011 a British TV network, ITV, approached Bianca’s family to do a documented reality show titled; Jean Claude Van Damme: Behind Closed Doors (2011).
After the TV show was released, Bianca got an email from director Dominic Burns offering her the part of Carrie, lead role of his film Alien Uprising (2012).
Being her first genuine offer, Bianca took the chance and went to the UK to start shooting, given the opportunity to do her own stunts and gained a great relationship with Dominic Burns, as well as being in his next upcoming projects.
When Alien Uprising (2012) wrapped, Bianca was sent straight to Romania to play the role of Amalia in 6 Bullets (2012).
After shooting two back to back films, she made the smart decision to take her acting career more serious.
The next year of 2012, Bianca played the role of Ashley in the film Welcome to the Jungle (2013). In that movie, she played along with her father Jean-Claude Van Damme, Adam Brody, Rob Huebel among others.
Until Bianca starts her next upcoming projects, she occupies herself by staying in shape and expressing herself through poetry.
On twitter she said “People stop asking me if I’m a friggen model please. I’m only 5’8 and I’m not rail thin.”
Like father, like daughter! Jean Claude Van Damme’s daughter, Bianca, loves sharing her love of fitness on social media, and it looks like she’s following right in her famous dad’s footsteps with some insane martial arts moves.