Rachel McLish

Rachel McLish is an American former bodybuilder, actress, and author. She was the inaugural winner of the Ms. Olympia title and an inductee of the IFBB Hall of Fame.

How old is Rachel McLish? Age, Parents, Family

Rachel McLish was born as Raquel Livia Elizondo on June 21, 1955 in Harlingen, Texas. As of 2021, her age is 65. She was born to parents Rafael (father) who was of Mexican ancestry and Raquel Elizondo (mother).

McLish is one of her parents’ two daughters and has an older sister named Sandra.

Where did she study? School/College, University

Talking about her educational background, she went to the Harlingen High School, where she was a cheerleader and was named Cardinal’s Football Sweetheart twice. In 1978, she graduated with a degree in physiology and health and nutrition from the University of Texas-Pan American.

How did Rachel McLish pursue her bodybuilding career?

Rachel McLish had started working on her body with McAllen Texas, a health club. After seeing her potential, the club manager decided to engage her services after graduating from college. Also, he partnered with her and organised a sport Palace Association within Harlingen.

She started her professional bodybuilding career after her boss Javier Gutierrez whispered the idea to her. In 1980, she made history by winning the inaugural edition of the United states Championship in addition to winning the first IFBB Ms. Olympia contest.

After winning such championships, she became famous and started appearing in magazine covers in addition to being sponsored.

After being the 1st runner-up in 1981, she reclaimed her title in 1982. By 1984, she was already a legend but didn’t agree with the direction the sport was taking so she announced her retirement after the 1984 Ms. Olympia show.

Acting Career, Writing Career

After retiring from bodybuilding, she decided to publish books encouraging women to lead a healthy lifestyle and they were all huge successes and became bestsellers.

Moreover, she also featured in the bodybuilding documentary, “Pumping Iron II: The Women”. Between 1984-1996, she appeared in a further three movies playing roles of physically strong women. She appeared in the movies, Aces: Iron Eagle III, Raven Hawk, and Ordinary Average Guys.

What is the Net Worth of Rachel McLish?

According to various online sources, Rachel McLish has an estimated net worth of around $19 million as of 2021. She has earned an impressive amount of money from her career as a bodybuilder, actress, and author.

Who is Rachel McLish married to? Husband, Wedding, Kids

Rachel McLish is currently married. She is married to Ron Samuels, a film producer famous for his works on ‘Iron Eagle’ (1986), ‘CBS Summer Playhouse’ (1987), and ‘Aces: Iron Eagle III’ (1992).

The couple exchanged wedding vows in 1990 after dating for some years. Currently, they live in Rancho Mirage in California. The couple lived in a $3 million house before selling it to Coco Crisp. From their marriage, they don’t have any children.

Previously, she was married to John P McLish. The couple exchanged wedding vows on 3 February 1979. They divorced later on for some undisclosed reasons.

How tall is she? Height, Weight

McLish stands at a height of 5 feet 6 inches and weighs around 59 kg. She has brown hair and a pair of brown eyes.

Is she active on social media sites?

No, Rachel is not active on social media sites. She is absent from Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

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