Female Figure Skaters

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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.
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 1 
Nancy Kerrigan
(American Former Figure Skater and Olympic Silver Medalist )
Nancy Kerrigan
292
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
387
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
441
Birthdate: June 10, 1982
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
 4 
Michelle Kwan
(Figure skater)
Michelle Kwan
399
Birthdate: July 7, 1980
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Torrance, California, United States
 5 
Evgenia Medvedeva
(Former Competitive Russian Figure Skater)
Evgenia Medvedeva
8306
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. 

 6 
Dorothy Hamill
(Figure Skater)
Dorothy Hamill
171
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.

 7 
Mao Asada
(Figure skater)
Mao Asada
554
Birthdate: September 25, 1990
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Meito Ward, Nagoya, Aichi, Japan
 8 
Jayne Torvill
(Ice Dancer)
Jayne Torvill
184
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 
Kristi Yamaguchi
(Figure skater)
Kristi Yamaguchi
181
Birthdate: July 12, 1971
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Hayward, California, United States
 10 
Oksana Baiul
(Figure Skater)
Oksana Baiul
161
Birthdate: November 16, 1977
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Dnipro, Ukraine
 11 
Katarina Witt
(Figure skater)
Katarina Witt
163
Birthdate: December 3, 1965
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Staaken, Berlin, Germany
 12 
Ekaterina Gordeeva
(Figure skater)
Ekaterina Gordeeva
157
Birthdate: May 28, 1971
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
 13 
Alina Zagitova
(Russian Figure Skater and Olympic Gold Medalist)
Alina Zagitova
4967
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 
Tonya Harding
(American Former Figure Skater)
Tonya Harding
168
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 
Yulia Lipnitskaya
150
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.

 16 
Yuna Kim
(Figure Skater)
Yuna Kim
1490
Birthdate: September 5, 1990
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bucheon-si, South Korea
 17 
Sasha Cohen
(Figure skater)
Sasha Cohen
139
Birthdate: October 26, 1984
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Westwood, California, United States
 18 
Meryl Davis
(Ice dancer)
Meryl Davis
159
Birthdate: January 1, 1987
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Royal Oak, Michigan, United States
 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 
Mirai Nagasu
(Figure skater)
Mirai Nagasu
175
Birthdate: April 16, 1993
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Montebello, California
 21 
Peggy Fleming
(American figure skater)
Peggy Fleming
140
Birthdate: July 27, 1948
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: San Jose, California, United States
 22 
Kamila Valieva
(Figure skater)
Kamila Valieva
225
Birthdate: April 26, 2006
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kazan, Russia
 23 
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. 

 24 
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.   

 25 
Anna Shcherbakova
(Figure skater)
Anna Shcherbakova
220
Birthdate: March 28, 2004
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
 26 
Alena Kostornaia
(Figure skater)
Alena Kostornaia
145
Birthdate: August 24, 2003
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Moscow
 27 
Alexandra Trusova
(Figure Skater)
Alexandra Trusova
191
Birthdate: June 23, 2004
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Ryazan, Russia
 28 
Lynn-Holly Johnson
(Figure skater)
Lynn-Holly Johnson
137
Birthdate: December 13, 1958
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
 29 
Carolina Kostner
(Figure skater)
Carolina Kostner
136
Birthdate: February 8, 1987
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bolzano, Italy
 30 
Aljona Savchenko
(Figure skater)
Aljona Savchenko
135
Birthdate: January 19, 1984
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Obukhiv, Ukraine
 31 
Sarah Hughes
(Figure Skater)
Sarah Hughes
133
Birthdate: May 2, 1985
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Great Neck, New York, United States
 32 
Jamie Salé
(Figure skater)
Jamie Salé
134
Birthdate: April 21, 1977
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Calgary, Canada
 33 
Vanessa James
(Figure skater)
Vanessa James
138
Birthdate: September 27, 1987
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Scarborough, Ontario, Canada
 34 
Surya Bonaly
(Figure skater)
Surya Bonaly
138
Birthdate: December 15, 1973
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Nice, France
 35 
Tatiana Volosozhar
(Pair Skater)
Tatiana Volosozhar
132
Birthdate: May 22, 1986
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Dnipro, Ukraine
 36 
Irina Slutskaya
(Figure skater)
Irina Slutskaya
140
Birthdate: February 9, 1979
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
 37 
Adelina Sotnikova
(Figure skater)
Adelina Sotnikova
136
Birthdate: July 1, 1996
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
 38 
Carol Heiss
(Actress)
Carol Heiss
132
Birthdate: January 20, 1940
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
 39 
Sarah Kawahara
(Figure skater, Figure skating choreographer)
Sarah Kawahara
132
Birthdate: September 15, 1961
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Vancouver, Canada
 40 
Elizaveta Tuktamysheva
(Figure skater)
Elizaveta Tuktamysheva
148
Birthdate: December 17, 1996
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Glazov, Russia
 41 
Elena Radionova
(Figure skater)
Elena Radionova
132
Birthdate: January 6, 1999
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
 42 
Eteri Tutberidze
(Russian figure skating coach who works mainly with single skaters)
Eteri Tutberidze
254
Birthdate: February 24, 1974
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
 43 
Tenley Albright
(American Former Figure Skater and Surgeon)
Tenley Albright
132
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.

 44 
Svetlana Boginskaya
(Former Artistic Gymnast for the Soviet Union and Belarus)
Svetlana Boginskaya
133
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.

 45 
Irina Rodnina
(Politician)
Irina Rodnina
172
Birthdate: September 12, 1949
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
 46 
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.

 47 
Midori Ito
(Figure skater)
Midori Ito
137
Birthdate: August 13, 1969
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Nagoya, Aichi, Japan
 48 
Oksana Grishuk
(Ice dancer, Figure skater)
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.

 49 
Daria Usacheva
(Figure skater)
Daria Usacheva
124
Birthdate: May 22, 2006
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Khabarovsk, Russia
 50 
Elena Ilinykh
(Ice dancer, Figure skater)
Elena Ilinykh
130
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.