Female Figure Skaters

Throughout history, there have been many women figure skaters who have made significant contribution to the field. The list includes many familiar and great female figure skaters such as Tonya Harding, Dorothy Hamill, Monika Dannemann, Annabel Bowlen, Sonja Henie.The women figure skaters featured in this list are from United States, United Kingdom, Canada & India and many more countries.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 Nancy Kerrigan

Nancy Kerrigan
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Famous As: American actress
Birthdate: October 13, 1969
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Stoneham, Massachusetts
Figure skater Nancy Kerrigan is best known for her 1993 U.S. Figure Skating Championship win. She has also won medals at the 1991 and 1992 World Championships and the 1992 and 1994 Winter Olympics. She was attacked and injured by a man hired by her rival Tonya Harding’s former husband. 

 2 Tara Lipinski

Tara Lipinski
242
Famous As: Figure Skater
Birthdate: June 10, 1982
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

 3 Tessa Virtue

Tessa Virtue
462
Famous As: Ice Dancer, Figure skater
Birthdate: May 17, 1989
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London, Ontario, Canada
Canadian former ice dancer Tessa Virtue is a two-time Olympic champion and a three-time world champion, with her dance partner Scott Moir. She has also won the Canadian national championship eight times. Virtue and Moir are the only winners of the Career Super Grand Slam in ice-dance history.

 4 Michelle Kwan

Michelle Kwan
130
Famous As: Figure skater
Birthdate: July 7, 1980
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Torrance, California, United States

 5 Ekaterina Gordeeva

Ekaterina Gordeeva
78
Famous As: Figure skater
Birthdate: May 28, 1971
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

 6 Mao Asada

Mao Asada
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Famous As: Figure skater
Birthdate: September 25, 1990
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Meito Ward, Nagoya, Aichi, Japan

 7 Dorothy Hamill

Dorothy Hamill
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Famous As: Figure Skater
Birthdate: July 26, 1956
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

Dorothy Hamill is a retired figure skater whose efforts gave the United States of America an Olympic gold at the 1976 Winter Olympics. Despite suffering from chronic depression for much of her adult life, Dorothy Hamill served as a mentor to Rachael Flatt, who won the gold medal at the 2008 World Junior Figure Skating Championships.

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 8 Jayne Torvill

Jayne Torvill
43
Famous As: Ice Dancer
Birthdate: October 7, 1957
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Clifton, England
Jayne Torvill is a celebrated professional English ice dancer whose gold medal-winning performance with Christopher Dean at the 1984 Sarajevo Winter Olympics became a talking point worldwide. With Dean, she won the World Professional Championship five times and the Challenge of Champions title thrice. The top-scoring figure skating pair also starred in the television series Dancing on Ice.

 9 Evgenia Medvedeva

Evgenia Medvedeva
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Famous As: Figure skater
Birthdate: November 19, 1999
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

Evgenia Medvedeva is a Russian figure skater who has won two silver Olympic medals, two World Championship gold medals, and two European Championship gold medals. At the 2017 World Championships, Medvedeva became the first 16-year-old female skater after Michelle Kwan to win back-to-back world titles. Evgenia Medvedeva is also the first skater to achieve two Grand Slams in a row. 

 10 Kristi Yamaguchi

Kristi Yamaguchi
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Famous As: Figure skater
Birthdate: July 12, 1971
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Hayward, California, United States

 11 Oksana Baiul

Oksana Baiul
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Famous As: Figure Skater
Birthdate: November 16, 1977
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Dnipro, Ukraine

 12 Peggy Fleming

Peggy Fleming
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Famous As: American figure skater
Birthdate: July 27, 1948
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: San Jose, California, United States

 13 Alina Zagitova

Alina Zagitova
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Famous As: Figure skater
Birthdate: May 18, 2002
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Izhevsk, Russia

Alina Zagitova is a Russian figure skater who has won one gold medal each in Olympic Games, World Figure Skating Championships, European Figure Skating Championships, and Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final; she is the only female figure skater from Russia to have achieved this feat. At the 2019 Glamour Russia Awards, Alina Zagitova was named Sportswoman of the Year.

 14 Katarina Witt

Katarina Witt
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Famous As: Figure skater
Birthdate: December 3, 1965
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Staaken, Berlin, Germany

 15 Yuna Kim

Yuna Kim
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Famous As: Figure Skater
Birthdate: September 5, 1990
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bucheon-si, South Korea

 16 Tonya Harding

Tonya Harding
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Famous As: Figure Skater, Boxer
Birthdate: November 12, 1970
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Portland, Oregon, United States

American figure skater, Tonya Harding, was the 1991 and 1994 US champion but her 1994 title was taken away after a controversy erupted regarding her ex-husband. He was charged with planning an attack on a rival American skater, Nancy Kerrigan. Tonya Harding was banned for life by the US Figure Skating Association after she pleaded guilty to conspiracy to obstruct justice.

 17 Meryl Davis

Meryl Davis
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Famous As: Ice dancer
Birthdate: January 1, 1987
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Royal Oak, Michigan, United States

 18 Yulia Lipnitskaya

Yulia Lipnitskaya
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Famous As: Skater
Birthdate: June 5, 1998
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Yekaterinburg, Russia

Yulia Lipnitskaya stunned her fans with the news of her retirement at the tender age of 19. Apparently, she had been struggling with injuries and anorexia. The Russian professional figure skater won an Olympic gold at 15, thus becoming the youngest Russian gold medalist in history.

 19 Sasha Cohen

Sasha Cohen
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Famous As: Figure skater
Birthdate: October 26, 1984
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Westwood, California, United States

 20 Monika Dannemann

Monika Dannemann
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Famous As: Figure skater
Birthdate: June 24, 1945
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Düsseldorf, Germany
Died: April 5, 1996

Monika Dannemann was a German painter and figure skater whose professional achievements were overshadowed by her relationship with legendary guitar player Jimi Hendrix; she is often referred to as the last girlfriend of Jimi Hendrix. A year before her death, Monika Dannemann published a book titled The Inner World of Jimi Hendrix.   

 21 Sonja Henie

Sonja Henie
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Famous As: Figure Skater
Birthdate: April 8, 1912
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Oslo, Norway
Died: October 12, 1969

 22 Carolina Kostner

Carolina Kostner
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Famous As: Figure skater
Birthdate: February 8, 1987
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bolzano, Italy

 23 Irina Slutskaya

Irina Slutskaya
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Famous As: Figure skater
Birthdate: February 9, 1979
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

 24 Kaetlyn Osmond

Kaetlyn Osmond
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Famous As: Figure skater
Birthdate: December 5, 1995
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Marystown, Canada

 25 Lynn-Holly Johnson

Lynn-Holly Johnson
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Famous As: Figure skater
Birthdate: December 13, 1958
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States

 26 Mirai Nagasu

Mirai Nagasu
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Famous As: Figure skater
Birthdate: April 16, 1993
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Montebello, California

 27 Anna Shcherbakova

Anna Shcherbakova
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Famous As: Figure skater
Birthdate: March 28, 2004
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

 28 Kamila Valieva

Kamila Valieva
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Famous As: Figure skater
Birthdate: April 26, 2006
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kazan, Russia

 29 Tatiana Volosozhar

Tatiana Volosozhar
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Famous As: Pair Skater
Birthdate: May 22, 1986
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Dnipro, Ukraine

 30 Irina Rodnina

Irina Rodnina
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: September 12, 1949
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

 31 Surya Bonaly

Surya Bonaly
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Famous As: Figure skater
Birthdate: December 15, 1973
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Nice, France

 32 Alexandra Trusova

Alexandra Trusova
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Famous As: Figure Skater
Birthdate: June 23, 2004
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Ryazan, Russia

 33 Aljona Savchenko

Aljona Savchenko
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Famous As: Figure skater
Birthdate: January 19, 1984
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Obukhiv, Ukraine

 34 Svetlana Boginskaya

Svetlana Boginskaya
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Famous As: Gymnast
Birthdate: February 9, 1973
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Minsk, Belarus

Known as the Belarusian Swan, Svetlana Boginskaya started off as a figure skater before moving on to gymnastics at age 6. By 14, she was part of the Soviet national gymnastics team. The three-time Olympic champion is now settled in Texas and owns businesses that provide gymnastics camps and apparel.

 35 Jamie Salé and David Pelletier

Jamie Salé and David Pelletier
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Famous As: Skaters
Birthdate: April 21, 1977
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Calgary, Alberta, Canada

 36 Tenley Albright

Tenley Albright
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Famous As: Figure Skater
Birthdate: July 18, 1935
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Newton Centre, Newton, Massachusetts, United States

Olympic figure-skating champion Tenley Albright was also a Harvard Medical School alumna and a qualified surgeon. A bout of mild polio in childhood couldn’t deter her spirit, and she ended up becoming the first female figure skater from the U.S. to win a gold medal at the Olympics.

 37 Carol Heiss

Carol Heiss
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 20, 1940
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States

 38 Vanessa James

Vanessa James
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Famous As: Figure skater
Birthdate: September 27, 1987
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Scarborough, Ontario, Canada

 39 Elena Radionova

Elena Radionova
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Famous As: Figure skater
Birthdate: January 6, 1999
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

 40 Alena Kostornaia

Alena Kostornaia
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Famous As: Figure skater
Birthdate: August 24, 2003
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Moscow

 41 Adelina Sotnikova

Adelina Sotnikova
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Famous As: Figure skater
Birthdate: July 1, 1996
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

 42 Vera Ralston

Vera Ralston
3
Famous As: Figure skater
Birthdate: July 12, 1919
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Prague, Czechia
Died: February 9, 2003

 43 Oksana Grishuk

Oksana Grishuk
2
Famous As: Ice dancer, Figure skater
Birthdate: March 17, 1971
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Odesa, Ukraine

Best known for her performances with partner Evgeni Platov, competitive ice dancer Oksana Grishuk began figure skating at age 4. She and Platov are three-time European champions and four-time world champions. The duo also has also won two Olympic golds. She is now a coach and has appeared on several TV shows.

 44 Maria Petrova

Maria Petrova
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Famous As: Figure skater
Birthdate: November 29, 1977
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia

 45 Maria Sotskova

Maria Sotskova
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Famous As: Figure skater
Birthdate: April 12, 2000
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Reutov, Russia

 46 Ludmila Belousova

Ludmila Belousova
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Famous As: Figure skaters
Birthdate: November 22, 1935
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Ulyanovsk, Russia
Died: September 26, 2017

 47 Elena Ilinykh

Elena Ilinykh
5
Famous As: Ice dancer, Figure skater
Birthdate: April 25, 1994
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Aktau, Kazakhstan

Best known for her phenomenal performances with partner Ruslan Zhiganshin, retired Russian ice dancer Elena Ilinykh is a former national champion. Though initially trained in single skating, she later moved on to ice dancing. She also has two Olympic medals, including a gold, and three European championship medals in her kitty.

 48 Elizaveta Tuktamysheva

Elizaveta Tuktamysheva
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Famous As: Figure skater
Birthdate: December 17, 1996
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Glazov, Russia

 49 Jamie Salé

Jamie Salé
4
Famous As: Figure skater
Birthdate: April 21, 1977
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Calgary, Canada

 50 Elizabet Tursynbayeva

Elizabet Tursynbayeva
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Famous As: Figure skater
Birthdate: February 14, 2000
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia