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Nancy Kerrigan
(Former Figure Skater)
Nancy Kerrigan
379
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 
Ekaterina Gordeeva
(Russian Figure Skater and Olympic Gold Medalist)
Ekaterina Gordeeva
161
Birthdate: May 28, 1971
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)
 3 
Tessa Virtue
(Canadian Retired Ice Dancer and Olympic Gold Medalist)
Tessa Virtue
389
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.
 4 
Michelle Kwan
(American Retired Figure Skater)
Michelle Kwan
505
Birthdate: July 7, 1980
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Torrance, California, United States
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
 5 
Oksana Baiul
(Former Ukrainian Competitive Figure Skater)
Oksana Baiul
162
Birthdate: November 16, 1977
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Dnipro, Ukraine
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 6 
Alina Zagitova
(Russian Figure Skater and Olympic Gold Medalist)
Alina Zagitova
4972
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.

 7 
Mao Asada
(Japanese Former Competitive Figure Skater)
Mao Asada
660
Birthdate: September 25, 1990
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Meito Ward, Nagoya, Aichi, Japan
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 8 
Yuna Kim
(Figure Skater)
Yuna Kim
1552
Birthdate: September 5, 1990
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bucheon-si, South Korea
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 9 
Meryl Davis
(Former Competitive American Ice Dancer and Figure Skater)
Meryl Davis
160
Birthdate: January 1, 1987
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Royal Oak, Michigan, United States
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 10 
Tara Lipinski
(American Former Competitive Figure Skater, Actress And Sports Commentator)
Tara Lipinski
439
Birthdate: June 10, 1982
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)
 11 
Dorothy Hamill
(Retired American Figure Skaters and Olympic Gold Medalists)
Dorothy Hamill
167
Birthdate: July 26, 1956
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States

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.

 12 
Yulia Lipnitskaya
151
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.

 13 
Jayne Torvill
(British Professional Ice Dancer and Former Competitor)
Jayne Torvill
180
Birthdate: October 7, 1957
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Clifton, United Kingdom
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.
 14 
Tonya Harding
(American Former Figure Skater)
Tonya Harding
270
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.

 15 
Evgenia Medvedeva
(Former Competitive Russian Figure Skater)
Evgenia Medvedeva
8437
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. 

 16 
Kristi Yamaguchi
(Figure Skater)
Kristi Yamaguchi
184
Birthdate: July 12, 1971
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Hayward, California, United States
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)
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Katarina Witt
(German Former Figure Skater)
Katarina Witt
160
Birthdate: December 3, 1965
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Staaken, Berlin, Germany
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 18 
Sasha Cohen
(American Retired Figure Skater Who is 2006 Olympic Silver Medalist)
Sasha Cohen
142
Birthdate: October 26, 1984
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Westwood, Los Angeles, California, United States
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
 19 
Sonja Henie
(Norwegian Figure Skater, Actress and Three-Time Olympic Gold Medallist)
Sonja Henie
160
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.
 20 
Debi Thomas
(Former Figure Skater and 1986 World Champion)
Debi Thomas
0
Birthdate: March 25, 1967
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Poughkeepsie, New York, United States

Former figure skater Debi Thomas is also an Olympic bronze medalist. She began skating at 5 and participated in her first figure-skating contest at 9. A Stanford engineer and a qualified orthopedic surgeon, too, Thomas surprisingly ended up being broke and began living in a trailer in the Appalachian mountains.

 21 
Gracie Gold
(American Figure Skater and the First and Only American Woman to Win an NHK Trophy Title)
Gracie Gold
0
Birthdate: August 17, 1995
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Newton, Massachusetts, United States
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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Sarah Hughes
(Former American Competitive Figure Skater)
Sarah Hughes
133
Birthdate: May 2, 1985
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Great Neck, New York, United States
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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Peggy Fleming
(American Former Figure Skater and the Only American in the 1968 Winter Olympics)
Peggy Fleming
145
Birthdate: July 27, 1948
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: San Jose, California, United States
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 24 
Mirai Nagasu
(Figure Skater Who Won the Bronze Medal in 2018 Olympic Games Team Event)
Mirai Nagasu
266
Birthdate: April 16, 1993
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Montebello, California, United States
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
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Carolina Kostner
(Figure skater)
Carolina Kostner
136
Birthdate: February 8, 1987
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bolzano, Italy
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Kaetlyn Osmond
(Figure Skater)
Kaetlyn Osmond
140
Birthdate: December 5, 1995
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Marystown, Canada

Kaetlyn Osmond is a Canadian former competitive figure skater. She is best known for winning a gold medal and a bronze medal at the 2018 Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Previously, she had won a silver medal at the 2016 Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Kaetlyn Osmond also won a gold medal at the World Championships in 2018. 

 27 
Midori Ito
(Figure skater)
Midori Ito
137
Birthdate: August 13, 1969
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Nagoya, Aichi, Japan
Height: 4'9" (145 cm)
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Monika Dannemann
(German Figure Skater and Painter)
Monika Dannemann
136
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.   

 29 
Elizaveta Tuktamysheva
(Russian Figure Skater)
Elizaveta Tuktamysheva
148
Birthdate: December 17, 1996
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Glazov, Russia
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Surya Bonaly
(French-Born Retired Competitive Figure Skater)
Surya Bonaly
135
Birthdate: December 15, 1973
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Nice, France
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
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Alena Kostornaia
(Russian Figure Skater)
Alena Kostornaia
145
Birthdate: August 24, 2003
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
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Lynn-Holly Johnson
(American Retired Figure Skater and Actress)
Lynn-Holly Johnson
138
Birthdate: December 13, 1958
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 33 
Kamila Valieva
(Russian Figure Skater and Olympic Gold Medalist)
Kamila Valieva
444
Birthdate: April 26, 2006
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kazan, Russia
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)
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Elena Radionova
(Russian Former Competitive Figure Skater)
Elena Radionova
136
Birthdate: January 6, 1999
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Aljona Savchenko
(German Pair Skater)
Aljona Savchenko
136
Birthdate: January 19, 1984
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Obukhiv, Ukraine
Height: 5'0" (152 cm)
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Anna Shcherbakova
(Russian Figure Skater, Television Presenter, and Olympic Gold Medalist)
Anna Shcherbakova
350
Birthdate: March 28, 2004
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
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Jamie Salé
(Canadian Former Competitive Pair Skater)
Jamie Salé
136
Birthdate: April 21, 1977
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)
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Alexandra Trusova
(Russian Figure Skater and Olympic Silver Medalist)
Alexandra Trusova
260
Birthdate: June 23, 2004
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Ryazan, Russia
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
 39 
Chen Lu
(Figure skater)
Chen Lu
124
Birthdate: November 24, 1976
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Changchun, China
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 40 
Irina Slutskaya
(Russian Former Figure Skater)
Irina Slutskaya
141
Birthdate: February 9, 1979
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 41 
Janet Lynn
(American Figure Skater)
Janet Lynn
61
Birthdate: April 6, 1953
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Rockford, Illinois, United States
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
 42 
Adelina Sotnikova
(Russian Figure skater)
Adelina Sotnikova
137
Birthdate: July 1, 1996
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 43 
Sarah Kawahara
(Canadian Figure Skater and Choreographer)
Sarah Kawahara
132
Birthdate: September 15, 1961
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Vancouver, Canada
 44 
Tatiana Volosozhar
(Russian Pair Skater)
Tatiana Volosozhar
133
Birthdate: May 22, 1986
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Dnipro, Ukraine
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 45 
Vera Ralston
(Czech Figure-Skater Who Competed in 1936-Winter-Olympics and Known for Her Role in the Film 'Dakota')
Vera Ralston
128
Birthdate: July 12, 1919
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Prague, Czechia
Died: February 9, 2003

Czech figure-skater Vera Ralston represented her nation under her birth name Věra Hrubá at the 1936 European Figure Skating Championships, the 1936 Winter Olympics, and the 1937 European Figure Skating Championships. She later immigrated to the US and became a naturalized citizen. She made her name as an actress appearing in films like Storm Over Lisbon, Dakota, and The Fighting Kentuckian.

 46 
Vanessa James
(Canadian Retired Pair Skater)
Vanessa James
135
Birthdate: September 27, 1987
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Scarborough, Ontario, Canada
 47 
Oksana Grishuk
(Russian Former Competitive Ice Dancer and Olympic Gold Medalist)
Oksana Grishuk
130
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 
Elena Ilinykh
(Russian Former Competitive Ice Dancer and Olympic Gold Medalist)
Elena Ilinykh
131
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.

 49 
Carol Heiss
(American Former Figure Skater and Actress)
Carol Heiss
130
Birthdate: January 20, 1940
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
 50 
Daria Usacheva
(Russian Figure Skater)
Daria Usacheva
124
Birthdate: May 22, 2006
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Khabarovsk, Russia
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)