Darcy LaPier

Darcy Lynn LaPier (born July 9, 1965) is an American actress and model. She is known for a series of high-profile marriages. She graduated from Portland (Oregon) State University, studied drama at the University of Oregon and Huntington Film Institute in Florida.[1]

Darcy LaPier
Darcy Lynn LaPier

(1965-07-09) July 9, 1965
OccupationActress, model
Years active1989–1999
Spouse(s)Larry Ray Robertson (1984–1993; divorced)
Ron Rice (1991–1993; annulled)
Jean-Claude Van Damme (1994–1997; divorced)
Mark R. Hughes (1999–2000; his death)
Brian Snodgrass (2002–2010; divorced


She was first married, at the age of 19, to Larry Ray Robertson (from 1984 to 1993), but, after participating in a Hawaiian Tropic Beauty Pageant in 1985, she caught the eye of Ron Rice, founder of Hawaiian Tropic. After one date, they quickly became inseparable and were married in 1991. This union produced a daughter, Sterling. While still married to Ron Rice, she met and fell in love with Actor Jean-Claude Van Damme, who was married to bodybuilder Gladys Portugues at the time. After learning of Darcy's affair with Van Damme, Rice began divorce proceedings, but upon discovering that at the time of their marriage she was not divorced from her first husband, and had committed bigamy, he had the marriage annulled. (As a consequence, Darcy was entitled to child support, but not alimony, from Ron Rice.) She then married a now-divorced Van Damme in Bangkok, Thailand in February 1994; their marriage lasted until November 1997.[2] This marriage produced a son, named Nicholas van Varenberg (born October 10, 1995).

On Valentine's Day 1999, LaPier married Mark R. Hughes, founder of Herbalife, who died in May the following year.[3]

After Hughes' death, LaPier married Brian Snodgrass (of the Seven Dees nursery family) in 2002, and had a daughter, Madison Snodgrass. On her ranch in Oregon with her family, LaPier transformed herself into a rodeo barrel racer. In 2013, she produced and starred in A&E's reality series Rodeo Girls.


Year Film Role Notes
1989 Think Big Donna Film Debut
1990 Dream Trap Unknown Role Extra
1991 Driving Me Crazy Girl with Taj
1992 Double Trouble David's Neighbor
1994 Street Fighter Guile's Date
1999 Operation Delta Force 3: Clear Target Ariana


  1. Knoxville News Sentinel (TN)December 9, 1990
  2. Friedman, Roger (May 14, 2010). "Cannes film festival 2010: Jean-Claude Van Damme plans to appear in reality TV show for A&E". New York Daily News. Retrieved 2011-03-21.
  3. Heller, Matthew (February 18, 2001), "Death and Denial at Herbalife", Los Angeles Times

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