Ludmilla Drago
Character information
Gender Female
Born: October 3, 1960(1960-10-03)
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 135 pounds (61 kg)
Job/Career former Soviet Olympic swimmer, trainer
Related to Wife of Ivan Drago
Mother of Viktor Drago
Portrayed by: Brigitte Nielsen

Ludmilla Vobet Drago is the wife of Ivan Drago and a member of the Soviet Union. The part of Ludmilla was played by Danish actress/centerfold TV personality Brigitte Nielsen, a former wife of Sylvester Stallone. Ludmilla serves as the secondary antagonist of Rocky IV and tertiary antagonist in Creed 2.


Early Life

She was the Soviet double-gold medalist in swimming. Six months before Ivan Drago actually fought Rocky Balboa, Ludmilla and Ivan were very poor. Tall, blonde and statuesque in stature, Ludmilla shaved her head to make profit, and so did Ivan in return.

Rocky IV

Unlike Clubber Lang, who was a frequent trash-talker in interviews, Ivan was a man of few words. As a result, Ludmilla always spoke for him during interviews, as Drago simply looked at the cameras, whilst occasionally looking at others. It is shown that Ludmilla is extremely arrogantly self-confident and has somewhat of a sadistic, cruel streak about her. Two examples being that she was shown smiling while Drago beats Apollo Creed to death and when Rocky challenges Drago; she insisted that it would be held in Moscow whilst criticizing America. In the end though, Ludmilla actually expresses concern over Drago's well being almost as equal to Adrian's concern over Rocky. Following Drago's defeat by Rocky, Ludmilla is last seen dismayed over her husband's humiliating defeat.

Events Between Rocky IV & Creed II

''I don't even know that woman. She is a stranger. She abandoned you''- Viktor shows her disgusts toward his neglectful mother.
After his loss to Rocky, Drago was disgraced by the USSR. He was shamed and kicked out of the country, tainting the Drago name forever. In 1990, Ludmilla gave birth to their son, Viktor, but soon after divorced him and left him to raise their son on his own. Following the end of the Cold War and the collapse of the Soviet Union, Ivan resumes boxing in Ukraine and goes to extreme lengths to train Viktor to carry on his legacy so he can be accepted by his people again. Drago confronts his enemy Rocky Balboa, whom he blames for ruining his life, and attempts to get his son to fight Rocky's pupil, Adonis Creed, in Russia. The fight eventually takes place, where Adonis knocks Viktor down twice. Ludmilla, who had been sitting ringside with some of Viktor's supporters, departs when the tide of the fight shifts in Adonis' favor, knocking Viktor off-balance emotionally. At this moment, Ivan realizes that his son is far more important to him than victory and respect, so he throws in the towel, stopping the fight, and allowing Adonis to emerge victoriously. Due to the her negligence and lack of support in Viktor's life, he disowned his mother later on.