Boxer, kickboxer, and actress nicknamed "The Most Dangerous Woman in the World," known for her thudding knockout power and outstanding left hook.
She began training judo at the age of six.
She trained with the legendary Freddie Roach.
Her father came from Suriname, and her mother came from the Netherlands.
She played Billie "The Blue Bear" in the film "Million Dollar Baby," the dirty boxer who paralyzed Maggie, the protagonist played by Academy Award-winner Hilary Swank.