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Shelley Beattie’s popularity peaked during the nineties,
as a multi-talented performer – champion body builder,
American Gladiator TV participant, member of all-women’s
America’s Cup challenger crew, nutrition company spokesperson,
etc. Her successes were not without problems; she felt that
her deafness prevented her from these lucrative endorsements
and personal appearances. Not able to overcome these personal
and business problems, she faded into obscurity and died
in 2008 while still relatively young.