Dolph Lundgren was born in 1957, and is a Swedish actor, film producer and martial artist, best known for playing Ivan Drago in the film Rocky IV.
In Sydney he became the bodyguard of the singer Grace Jones and began a relationship with her. After a small role in the James Bond 007 film, his breakthrough came in 1985 as the hulking Russian boxer Ivan Drago in Rocky IV, and since then he has become one of the most popular action and martial arts actors in Hollywood. He returned to prominence for having acted in all the films of the Expendables saga.
He speaks six languages: his native Swedish, English, German, French, Spanish and Japanese.
During the 1980s he dated singer Grace Jones and model Paula Barbieri. After a very short-lived first marriage to Peri Momm, he got married in Stockholm in 1994 with Anette Qviberg, a jewelry designer and fashion stylist in Marbella. The couple have two daughters. Lundgren and Qviberg divorced in 2011.