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List of famous female figure skaters, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest female figure skaters list contains the most prominent and top females known for being figure skaters. Figure skating fans will also enjoy the greatest figure skating pairs of all time and the most famous male figure skaters. There are thousand of females working as figure skaters in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic figure skaters have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a female aspiring to be a figure skater then the people below should give you inspiration.

The famous female ice skaters include everyone from Yuna Kim to Tonya Harding. Featuring your favorite 80s, 90s, and current stars of women's figure skating, this list has Olympic skaters, American skaters, and more. 

While this isn't a list of all female figure skaters, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous female figure skaters?" and "Who are the best female figure skaters?"

Kim Yuna is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Female Figure Skaters
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Kim Yuna is a South Korean former figure skater. She is the 2010 Olympic champion and 2014 silver medalist in ladies' singles; the 2009, 2013 World champion; the 2009 Four Continents champion; a three-time Grand Prix Final champion; the 2006 World Junior champion; the 2005 Junior Grand Prix Final ...more

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Age: 26

Birthplace: Bucheon, South Korea

Nationality: South Korea

Profession: Figure Skater, Athlete

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Katarina Witt is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Female Figure Skaters
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Katarina Witt is a retired German figure skater. Witt won two Olympic gold medals for East Germany, first at the 1984 Sarajevo Olympics and the second in 1988 at the Calgary Olympics. She is a four-time World champion and twice World silver medalist. A feat only equalled by Sonja Henie among female ...more

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Age: 51

Birthplace: Staaken, Germany

Nationality: Germany

Profession: Businessperson, Figure Skater, Model, Actor Artist

Credits: Jerry Maguire, Ronin, The Ice Princess, Carmen on Ice Figure Skating Superstars: Katarina Witt and Friends, + more

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#16 on The Best Female Athletes of All Time

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Analeigh Tipton is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Female Figure Skaters
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Analeigh Christian Tipton is an American figure skater, actress, and fashion model, most noted for placing third on Cycle 11 of America's Next Top Model and for her roles in the films Crazy, Stupid, Love and Warm Bodies. ...more

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Age: 28

Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Profession: Figure Skater, Fashion Model, Actor

Credits: Crazy, Stupid, Love., Warm Bodies Lucy, + more

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Michelle Kwan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Female Figure Skaters
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Michelle Wingshan Kwan is an American figure skater. She is a two-time Olympic medalist, a five-time World champion and a nine-time U.S. champion. She competed at a high level for over a decade and is the most decorated figure skater in U.S. history. Known for her consistency and expressive artistry ...more

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Age: 36

Birthplace: Torrance, California, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Profession: Figure Skater

Credits: Ice Princess, Mulan II, Ice Castles, Reflections on Ice: Michelle Kwan Skates to the Music of Disney's 'Mulan'

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#9 on The Smartest Professional Athletes

#32 on The Best Female Athletes of All Time

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Tanith Belbin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Female Figure Skaters
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Tanith Jessica Louise Belbin is a Canadian-American ice dancer. Though born in Canada, she holds dual citizenship and has competed for the United States since she began skating with Benjamin Agosto in 1998. With Agosto, Belbin is the 2006 Olympic silver medalist, four-time World medalist, three-time ...more

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Age: 32

Birthplace: Kingston, Canada

Nationality: Canada, United States of America

Profession: Figure Skater, Ice dancer

Credits: Battle of the Blades, Vancouver 2010: XXI Olympic Winter Games, Turin 2006: XX Olympic Winter Games, Celebrity Moments

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Dorothy Hamill is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Female Figure Skaters
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Dorothy Stuart Hamill is a retired American figure skater. She is the 1976 Olympic champion in ladies' singles and the 1976 World champion. ...more

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Age: 60

Birthplace: USA, Chicago, Illinois

Nationality: United States of America

Profession: Figure Skater, Actor, Athlete

Credits: Blades of Glory, Dancing with the Stars, Skating with Celebrities, Romeo and Juliet on Ice The Dorothy Hamill Special, + more

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#92 on The Greatest Left-Handed Athletes of All Time

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Nancy Kerrigan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Female Figure Skaters
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Nancy Ann Kerrigan is an American former figure skater. She is the 1994 Olympic silver medalist, the 1992 Olympic bronze medalist, a two-time world medalist, and the 1993 US National Champion. She is also noted for her conflict with Tonya Harding. ...more

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Age: 47

Birthplace: Woburn, Massachusetts, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Profession: Figure Skater, Actor

Credits: Blades of Glory, Skating with Celebrities, The Easter Egg Adventure, Ice Angel Disney's Nancy Kerrigan Special: Dreams On Ice

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Ashley Wagner is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Female Figure Skaters
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Ashley Elisabeth Wagner is an American figure skater. She is the 2012 Four Continents champion, a three-time Grand Prix Final medalist, winner of three Grand Prix events, and a three-time U.S. national champion. Her highest World Championship placement is fourth in 2012. She was named to the U.S. ...more

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Age: 25

Birthplace: Heidelberg, Germany

Nationality: United States of America

Profession: Figure Skater, Athlete

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