'FUBAR' star Arnold Schwarzenegger credits his mother Aurelia for his astounding success
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Arnold Schwarzenegger is undoubtedly one of the most iconic figures the worlds of bodybuilding and Hollywood have ever known. The legend has always maintained an impressive physique and enjoyed a successful acting career. 'The Terminator' star, 69, is now all set for his latest Netflix action-comedy series 'FUBAR' to hit the screens on Thursday, May 25.
Behind every great man, there is an extraordinary woman. In the case of Arnold, that woman is his mother, Aurelia Schwarzenegger. Despite facing numerous challenges and hardships during his lifetime, it was his mother Aurelia's unwavering support and love that laid the foundation for his success.
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Who was Aurelia Schwarzenegger?
Aurelia, born on July 29, 1922, in Thal, Austria, played a significant role in shaping the life of her famous son. Growing up in a modest household, Aurelia witnessed firsthand the effects of World War II and its aftermath. The family faced financial struggles, but her resilience and determination to provide a better future for her children never took a backseat. It was during these formative years that Arnold developed his unwavering work ethic and relentless pursuit of his goals, inspired by his mother's example.
How Schwarzenegger's lost trophy found its way back
From a young age, Arnold had set his sights on achieving greatness in bodybuilding, and his mother recognized his potential. His journey to becoming one of the greatest bodybuilders of all time was filled with dedication, hard work, and countless accolades. Arnold's determination paid off when he became the youngest person to win the Mr Universe title in 1967. Building on this success, the Austrian Oak went on to win four more Mr Universe titles. It was during this remarkable journey that Arnold decided to give his 1969 trophy to his idol, his mother, and it remained with her for decades until a remarkable turn of events brought it back into Arnold's hands in 2018.
In a touching video, Arnold shared how his mother would beam with joy when fans visited her and how she eagerly gave away his trophies in those moments of excitement. Maintaining his dedication to fitness even at the age of 75, Arnold received an unexpected lead during one of his workouts at a gym in Budapest, Hungary, reported Essentially Sports. It came to his attention that a local weightlifting champion had come into possession of his long-lost trophy.
Fueled by his determination, Arnold reached out to the weightlifting champion, resulting in a successful reunion that brought the cherished trophy back to its rightful place. Further, Aurelia's unconditional love and belief in her son's abilities became a source of strength for Arnold throughout his career. Tragically, Aurelia died in 1998 at the age of 76. Her death deeply impacted Arnold, who fondly remembers her as his guiding light and the driving force behind his success. He has often spoken about her profound influence on his life, crediting her as his ultimate role model and source of inspiration.