Cory Everson is an American female bodybuilding champion and actress…..who won the Ms. Olympia contest six years in a row from 1984 to 1989…..and was born Corinna Kneuer in Racine, Wisconsin….and attended high school in Deerfield, Illinois…..then attended the University of Wisconsin–Madison….where she was a multi-sport standout in gymnastics, track & field and badminton.
While attending the University of Wisconsin–Madison, Cory met Jeff Everson, a competitive bodybuilder….who was the strength coach at the university. They married in 1982 and they built a successful mail-order clothing business called Sampson and Delilah.
Cory Everson began to train seriously as a bodybuilder after her graduation….and made rapid progress…. when in the early years, she and Jeff trained at Ernie’s Gym on Sherman Avenue in Madison…..and from there she went on to win multiple championship competitions….plus, six Ms. Olympia titles in a row….when in January 1999, Cory Everson was inducted into the IFBB Hall of Fame, as part of the inaugural group. She was inducted into the Muscle Beach Venice Body Building Hall of Fame on September 5, 2005. At the 2007 Arnold Classic, she became the first woman to be presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award…..and in 2008, was inducted into the National Fitness Hall of Fame