Best known for starring in the NBC fitness reality series American Gladiators, this bodybuilder also finished third in the 2001 World's Strongest Woman competition. Also an actress, she played 'Big Sal' in the 2009 Tyler Perry film Madea Goes to Jail.
Before competing in American Gladiators and the World's Strongest Woman contest, she had first and second place finishes in the novice and open heavyweight events of the 1997 Border States Classic competition.
Known by the stage name of "Hellga," this 6'1," 210-lb strongwoman also trained as a boxer, wrestler, martial artist, and rower.
She was born and raised in the Houston suburb of Friendswood, Texas.
She competed on American Gladiators, a reality series that premiered in 2008 and was hosted by Hulk Hogan.