BAD*SS CHICK: Approach Jean Claude Van Damme’s Daughter with Caution, She can Kick Butt

Screen Shot 2016-05-09 at 9.28.27 AMNothing more wonderful to see than a woman who has taken the initiative to learn how to fight. Bold, beautiful and powerful!

With Jean Claude Van Damme as her father – potential suitors may want to think carefully about approaching this pretty brunette.

25-year-old Bianca Van Varenberg (her father’s original name), and known professionally as Bianca Bree is the daughter of Van Damme and ex-bodybuilder and fitness competitor Gladys Portugues.

Five years ago she appeared alongside her father at a film premier, but since that time has been largely silent, until now.

In 2012, she had said that she wanted to make it on her own and not use her father’s last name, but four years on, her views appear to have completely changed and she now appears happy to embrace the perks that name-recognition affords.

‘I don’t want to be a shadow of my dad. That’s what these celebrity kids are, really – shadows of their parents. I’d rather go through struggles than have it easy. I’m going for auditions,’ she told Metro a couple of year ago.

‘It’s complicated,’ she says. ‘I always have people coming up and telling me how much they love my dad. It’s nice to hear, but it’s like…what does that have to do with me?’ she said in a recent interview.

Dad and director Jean-Claude is best for his martial arts skill and roles in films like Bloodsport and Timecop, but his daughter Bianca is also an aspiring actress, having appeared in some of her father’s films.

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