Sylvia Meals (13 June 1943 - 29 March 2011) was an American actress, recognized for her roles in the Rocky franchise.
Sylvia Meals was born Sylvia Elaine Hicks on June 13, 1943, in Los Angeles, California.
She made her debut in 1979 with Sylvester Stallone's film Rocky II. She played the character of "Mary Anne Creed", the wife of boxer Apollo Creed, which was portrayed by Carl Weathers. In 1985, she repeated the role in the fourth of the series, Rocky IV.
After a break of 10 years, she was seen on TV in the "Big Brother Is Watching" episode of Bill Cosby's TV series The Cosby Mysteries. She was last seen on the silver screen in 2007, playing the character of "Mrs. Collins" in director Don Abernathy's sport-drama Tournament of Dreams.
Meals was married to Robert L. Meals from 13 June 1965 to 5 June 1979. The marriage ended in a divorce.
Meals died on March 29, 2011, in Los Angeles.