Who is Darcy LaPier?
Darcy LaPier was born on July 21, 1965, in Molalla, Oregon, USA, so her birth sign is Cancer and she holds American citizenship. She is a former actress, producer and model. Even though prestigious marriages are the most important detail of her life, over the past two decades she has transformed into one of the best award-winning professional barrel racers.
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Darcy graduated from the University of Portland (Oregon) and studied acting at the University of Oregon and the Huntington Film Institute in Florida.
Apart from modeling, she also dabbled in acting, with supporting roles in minor films between 1988 and 1999.
Some of them are ‘Think Big’, ‘Double Trouble’ and ‘Street Fighter’ alongside Jean Claude Van Damme. In 2013, she returned to the limelight as the star and executive producer of A&E’s reality show “Rodeo Girls,” which followed a group of rodeo veterans and rookies driven by passion. singular goal of winning as they travel the country with their horses.
In 1984, at the age of 19, she married Larry Lay Robertson. Driven by the desire to enter the Hollywood scene, she began to attend beauty contests and quickly attracted a lot of attention.
However, her ambition and status as a married woman did not match at the time, so she left her husband and embarked on an eventual career as an actress and model; the latter had some success, as she was Miss Portland International, Raceway, Miss Budweiser, Miss Miller.
It seemed that she was not destined for small-town fame, as she dreamed of becoming big. Soon, she would get a taste of Hollywood stardom when she was chosen as the representative for the Hawaiian beauty pageant in 1985.
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As a beautiful and attractive young woman, she caught the eye of the president of the Hawaiian tropic, wealthy tycoon Ron Rice, whom she “married” in 1991, in a ceremony that reportedly cost $1 million. Their ‘marriage’ was blessed with a baby girl, Sterling, however complications arose as while still married to Ron Rice she met and fell in love with the on-screen action hero , Jean Claude Van Damme, who was also married at the time, to Gladys Portugues. Therefore, Ron Rice filed for divorce, but learned that at the time of their marriage, she had not yet divorced her first husband, Larry, so Rice filed for annulment, and as a result, Darcy was allowed to have a child. support, but not alimony. She finally divorced Larry in 1993.
Her 3# marriage to Jean Claude Van Damme
After her “marriage” to Ron Rice was called off, she and Van Damme, now divorced, were married in February 1994 in Bangkok, Thailand. On October 10, 1995, they had a son, Nickolas Van Varenberg, but this marriage was not supposed to last either, and they divorced in November 1997 – apparently the relationship was rather volatile and intense, since she asked divorce three times out of three. years. According to reports, Darcy claimed that Jean Claude was an aggressive cocaine addict who often resorted to violence and beat her. She even asked for a restraining order as well as custody of their son. As part of the divorce settlement, she received $10 million plus child support.
Her next marriage was to Mark R. Hughes, the founder of Herbalife, a global nutrition and weight management company. They married on Valentine’s Day in 1999 in a seemingly extravagant ceremony and moved into Hughes’ 32,000 square foot Malibu home. As usual, the pattern for Darcy continued, as that marriage wouldn’t last either, but this time because Hughes died just a year after they were married – he was said to have taken a prescription pill, after drinking a huge amount of alcohol, making it a deadly drug. mixture, and Darcy awoke to find her husband dead. The autopsy revealed that the pill he had taken coupled with alcohol proved fatal. Darcy inherited $100 million from her husband’s business and estate.
After Hughes died, she took her children and moved to Oregon, where she would begin her barrel racing career.
After four unsuccessful marriages, Darcy was still determined to find the love of her life. In 2002, she married Brian Snodgrass, co-owner of Seven Dee’s Nursery. They had one child together, Madison, but again, that marriage wasn’t meant to last either and they divorced in 2013.
As a daughter, she attended many rodeo events with her father and quickly developed a taste for it, which led her to learn and participate in barrel racing.
Despite her adoration of equestrian sports, which were instilled in her at a young age, it wasn’t until Hughes’ death that she had the chance to reinvent herself and take up barrel racing. She made a risky move and moved with her children to Oregon, hoping to train and become an exquisite barrel racer. Eventually, his determination and tenacity paid off in 2004, earning the most money for a rookie. After that, she continued to add various titles and earnings to her already stacked biography.
Briefly about Jaun Claude Van Damme
Jean Claud Van Damme is a famous action star, born in 1960 in Belgium, son of Eugène Van Varenberg and Eliana Van Varenberg.
At the instigation of his father, he began training at the age of eleven at the National Karate Center. By 1980, Van Damme had become one of Europe’s top full-contact fighters, and after a successful athletic career, he ventured to the United States in pursuit of his dream of becoming an actor. He had his first notable role in 1984 in the film “No Retreat, No Surrender”, which launched a series of roles in martial arts films that made him famous. In the late 1980s and into the mid-1990s, he had roles in several commercially successful films – ‘Bloody Sports (1988), Kickboxer (1989), Universal Soldier (1992) and ‘Time Cop’ – the latter film became a major international hit, grossing over $100 million. However, in the second half of the 90s, he starred in a series of commercially unsuccessful films which damaged his career.
Although he never managed to land a role that would surpass the success of “Universal Soldier”, he continued to act in various minor films over the past two decades.
Net value ?
At the end of 2020, Darcy’s net worth was estimated at $100 million, with most of her money coming from heavy divorce settlements. The barrel racer is also known to endorse several brands and companies, but reliable information about her earnings has not been revealed.
It seems her busy life has kept her from being active on social media, but even so, she uses Instagram to post pictures of her kids, her barrel racing scores, and the occasional meme or two.