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
(Figure skater, Actress)

Nancy Kerrigan
143
Birthdate: October 13, 1969
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Stoneham, Massachusetts, United States
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 
Tessa Virtue
(Ice dancer)

Tessa Virtue
276
Birthdate: May 17, 1989
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London, 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.

 3 
Tara Lipinski
(Figure Skater)

Tara Lipinski
234
Birthdate: June 10, 1982
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

 4 
Evgenia Medvedeva
(Figure skater)

Evgenia Medvedeva
6873
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. 

 5 
Mao Asada
(Figure skater)

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

 6 
Michelle Kwan
(Figure skater)

Michelle Kwan
121
Birthdate: July 7, 1980
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Torrance, California, United States

 7 
Jayne Torvill
(Ice Dancer)

Jayne Torvill
91
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.
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 8 
Dorothy Hamill
(Figure Skater)

Dorothy Hamill
86
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.

 9 
Ekaterina Gordeeva
(Figure skater)

Ekaterina Gordeeva
81
Birthdate: May 28, 1971
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

 10 
Alina Zagitova
(Figure skater)

Alina Zagitova
4453
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.

 11 
Kristi Yamaguchi
(Figure skater)

Kristi Yamaguchi
97
Birthdate: July 12, 1971
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Hayward, California, United States

 12 
Tonya Harding
(Former Figure Skater)

Tonya Harding
80
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.

 13 
Katarina Witt
(Figure skater)

Katarina Witt
89
Birthdate: December 3, 1965
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Staaken, Berlin, Germany

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Yulia Lipnitskaya
72
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.

 15 
Yuna Kim
(Figure Skater)

Yuna Kim
1049
Birthdate: September 5, 1990
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bucheon-si, South Korea

 16 
Meryl Davis
(Ice dancer)

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

 17 
Mirai Nagasu
(Figure skater)

Mirai Nagasu
95
Birthdate: April 16, 1993
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Montebello, California

 18 
Sonja Henie
(Figure Skater)

Sonja Henie
86
Birthdate: April 8, 1912
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Oslo, Norway
Died: October 12, 1969
Sonja Henie wasn’t just a 3-time Olympic champion in figure skating but also proved to be a Hollywood superstar, with hits such as Thin Ice and My Lucky Star. She debuted at the Olympics at age 11 and also won 10 World Championships consecutively. She was also proficient in tennis, swimming, and skiing.

 19 
Kaetlyn Osmond
(Figure skater)

Kaetlyn Osmond
66
Birthdate: December 5, 1995
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Marystown, Canada

 20 
Oksana Baiul
(Figure Skater)

Oksana Baiul
82
Birthdate: November 16, 1977
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Dnipro, Ukraine

 21 
Sasha Cohen
(Figure skater)

Sasha Cohen
67
Birthdate: October 26, 1984
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Westwood, California, United States

 22 
Peggy Fleming
(American figure skater)

Peggy Fleming
67
Birthdate: July 27, 1948
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: San Jose, California, United States

 23 
Alexandra Trusova
(Figure Skater)

Alexandra Trusova
67
Birthdate: June 23, 2004
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Ryazan, Russia

 24 
Monika Dannemann
(Figure skater)

Monika Dannemann
65
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.   

 25 
Lynn-Holly Johnson
(Figure skater)

Lynn-Holly Johnson
66
Birthdate: December 13, 1958
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States

 26 
Alena Kostornaia
(Figure skater)

Alena Kostornaia
66
Birthdate: August 24, 2003
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Moscow

 27 
Aljona Savchenko
(Figure skater)

Aljona Savchenko
63
Birthdate: January 19, 1984
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Obukhiv, Ukraine

 28 
Anna Shcherbakova
(Figure skater)

Anna Shcherbakova
82
Birthdate: March 28, 2004
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

 29 
Kamila Valieva
(Figure skater)

Kamila Valieva
67
Birthdate: April 26, 2006
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kazan, Russia

 30 
Carolina Kostner
(Figure skater)

Carolina Kostner
66
Birthdate: February 8, 1987
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bolzano, Italy

 31 
Vanessa James
(Figure skater)

Vanessa James
66
Birthdate: September 27, 1987
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Scarborough, Ontario, Canada

 32 
Sarah Hughes
(Figure Skater)

Sarah Hughes
64
Birthdate: May 2, 1985
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Great Neck, New York, United States

 33 
Jamie Salé
(Figure skater)

Jamie Salé
65
Birthdate: April 21, 1977
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Calgary, Canada

 34 
Eteri Tutberidze
(Russian figure skating coach who works mainly with single skaters)

Eteri Tutberidze
72
Birthdate: February 24, 1974
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

 35 
Surya Bonaly
(Figure skater)

Surya Bonaly
66
Birthdate: December 15, 1973
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Nice, France

 36 
Irina Rodnina
(Politician)

Irina Rodnina
76
Birthdate: September 12, 1949
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

 37 
Tatiana Volosozhar
(Pair Skater)

Tatiana Volosozhar
62
Birthdate: May 22, 1986
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Dnipro, Ukraine

 38 
Irina Slutskaya
(Figure skater)

Irina Slutskaya
67
Birthdate: February 9, 1979
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

 39 
Adelina Sotnikova
(Figure skater)

Adelina Sotnikova
64
Birthdate: July 1, 1996
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

 40 
Elizaveta Tuktamysheva
(Figure skater)

Elizaveta Tuktamysheva
63
Birthdate: December 17, 1996
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Glazov, Russia

 41 
Carol Heiss
(Actress)

Carol Heiss
61
Birthdate: January 20, 1940
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States

 42 
Sarah Kawahara
(Figure skater, Figure skating choreographer)

Sarah Kawahara
62
Birthdate: September 15, 1961
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Vancouver, Canada

 43 

Svetlana Boginskaya
64
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.

 44 
Midori Ito
(Figure skater)

Midori Ito
66
Birthdate: August 13, 1969
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Nagoya, Aichi, Japan

 45 
Elena Radionova
(Figure skater)

Elena Radionova
63
Birthdate: January 6, 1999
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

 46 
Tenley Albright
(Figure Skater)

Tenley Albright
62
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.

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Oksana Grishuk
(Ice dancer, Figure skater)

Oksana Grishuk
61
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.

 48 
Elizabet Tursynbayeva
(Figure skater)

Elizabet Tursynbayeva
63
Birthdate: February 14, 2000
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

 49 
Ludmila Belousova
(Figure skaters)

Ludmila Belousova
60
Birthdate: November 22, 1935
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Ulyanovsk, Russia
Died: September 26, 2017

 50 
Maria Petrova
(Figure skater)

Maria Petrova
63
Birthdate: November 29, 1977
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia