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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?"

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Alissa Czisny is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Female Figure Skaters
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Alissa Czisny is an American former competitive figure skater. She is the 2010 Grand Prix Final champion, a two-time Skate Canada champion, the 2011 Skate America champion, and a two-time U.S. national champion. ...more

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Age: 29

Birthplace: Bowling Green, Ohio, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Profession: Figure Skater

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Tonya Harding is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Female Figure Skaters
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Tonya Maxene Harding is an American figure skating champion, a two-time Olympian, and a two-time Skate America Champion. In 1991, she won the U.S. Figure Skating Championships and placed second in the World Championships. Known for strong athleticism, Harding was the second woman, and the first ...more

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Age: 46

Birthplace: Portland, Oregon, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Profession: Professional Boxer

Credits: truTV Presents: World's Dumbest..., The Prize Fighter, Figure Skating Superstars: Brian Boitano and Friends

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#18 on Sports Stars Who You Would Break Out of Jail

#9 on The Most Controversial Athletes in Sports History

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Sasha Cohen is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Female Figure Skaters
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Alexandra Pauline "Sasha" Cohen is a U.S. figure skater. She is the 2006 Olympic silver medalist, a three-time World Championship medalist, the 2003 Grand Prix Final Champion, and the 2006 U.S. Champion. ...more

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Age: 32

Birthplace: Westwood, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Profession: Actor

Credits: The 2002 Olympic Games Figure Skating Competition/Exhibition, XIX Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony, Turin 2006: XX Olympic Winter Games, Blades of Glory

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#14 on The Greatest Jewish Athletes Of All Time

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Peggy Fleming is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Female Figure Skaters
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Peggy Gail Fleming is an American figure skater. She is the 1968 Olympic Champion in Ladies' singles and a three-time World Champion. Fleming has been a television commentator on figure skating for over 20 years, including several Winter Olympic Games. ...more

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Age: 68

Birthplace: San Jose, California, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Profession: Figure Skater, Athlete

Credits: Blades of Glory, Olympic Figure Skating: Greatest Performances in History: Vol. 2, Skating Through Time: Vol. 1

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#95 on The Best Female Athletes of All Time

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