Deborah Columbu

Deborah Columbu

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Deborah Columbu is famous for being the wife of Franco Columbu. Franco Columbu was a bodybuilder, actor, producer, licensed chiropractor, and author

Early life

In 1956, Deborah Drake Columbu was born in Italy. As of now, she is almost 65 years old, she is an Italian, born in a Christain family. She was born to her mother Dorothy but, details regarding her other family members are not revealed yet. Therefore, she also has a brother named Mike and a sister named Laurie. She received her education from the high school in Italy but, the name of the school and university is not disclosed yet.


According to the sources, Deborah Columbu is a homemaker and famous as the wife of Franco. In the late 1960s, Franco Columbu moved to California to train with Schwarzenegger. Later, after arriving, he worked with Joe Weider. And, they were provided a place to live and an $80 per week stipend by Joe. Thus, it was not enough to live on, so to support their bodybuilding careers. Finally, in 1969, they began a bricklaying company named European Brick Works.

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Caption: Deborah Columbu’s husband Franco with the youth team. Source(Instagram)

Later, he enlisted his name in a competition weight of around 185 pounds. Thus, he won the IFBB Mr. Europe and Mr. Universe titles in 1970. Likewise, in 1971, he won the IFBB Mr. World. Similarly, in 1974 and 1975 IFBB Mr. Olympisa, he won the lightweight class. Previously, he won the overall competition for the first time in 1976.

Later, he enlisted his name in the inaugural edition of the World’s Strongest Man in 1977. Unfortunately, he dislocated his left knee while carrying a refrigerator on his back, during the event. And, for a few years, the injury kept him out of competition. In addition, in the competition, he received a reported $1 million in compensation.  In 1981, Mr. Olympic, finally made his return to win then retired from the competition.

More about career

His’s clean and jerk record was 400 pounds (181 kg), and he is known for his talent. Besides, he also has a record of bench press record was 525 pounds (238 kg). Also, he has set a record in his squat record was 655 pounds (297 kg).

Additionally, he again holds another record in his deadlift record was 750 pounds (340 kg). In 1978, his name was mentioned in The Guinness Book of Records. It was for bursting a hot water bottle by blowing into it, which he achieved in 55 seconds. In 1997, he appeared as himself in the bodybuilding documentary Pumping Iron.

In the film Rambo” First Blood Part II, he was the body-building coach for Sylvester Stallone. It was released in 1985 and had roles in films that starred Schwarzenegger. Besides he also has done films like Conan the Barbarian, The Terminator, and The Running Man.

Likewise, his name appeared during the opening credits of Schwarzenegger’s Last Action Hero. He was mentioned as the director of the fictional film Jack Slater IV. In 2003, he also directed Ancient Warriors. Later on, he was seen as an actor, in the low-budget production of Dreamland – La terra dei sogni.

Personal life

Deborah Columbu was married to Franco Columbu. They decided to exchange wedding vows in 1990 and they were together till 2019. After their marriage, they were blessed with a daughter named Maria Columbu. Their daughter also appeared in the movie named Dreamland: La Terra Dei Sogni. Previously, her husband was married to Anita Columbu.

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Caption: Deborah Columbu with her late husband and child. Source(Instagram)

But, the marriage details about them are not fallen out yet. Unfortunately, her husband passed away at the age of 78. And, while he was in hospital he left the world behind on August 20, 2019. While he was swimming and drowned, he has a heart attack. Thus, the incident took place in San Teodoro, Sardinia. On September 3, the funeral was held.

Body measurement and Social media

Deborah Columbu is very pretty and beautiful. But the details concerning her body structure like height, weight, body measurement, dress size, shoe size, etc is not been revealed yet. But, Deborah has blonde hair color and brown pairs of eyes.

She is not active on any social media platforms. However, she has kept her life private.

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