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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, professional ladies of ice dancing, and gold medal winners of history. 

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 champion; and a six-time South Korean national champion. Kim is the first South Korean figure skater to win a medal at an ISU Junior or Senior Grand Prix event, ISU Championship, and the Olympic Games. She is the first female skater to win the Olympic Games, the World Championships, the Four Continents Championships and the Grand Prix Final. She is one of the most highly recognized athletes and ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 27

Birthplace: Bucheon, South Korea

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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 skaters, Witt won six consecutive European Championships. Her competitive record makes her one of the most successful figure skaters of all time. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 52

Birthplace: Germany

Also Ranked

#24 on The Best Female Athletes of All Time

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Michelle Kwan is listed (or ranked) 3 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 on ice, she is widely considered one of the greatest figure skaters of all time. For well over a decade, Kwan maintained her status not only as America's most popular figure skater but as one of America's most popular female athletes. During her reign Kwan landed numerous major endorsement deals, starred in multiple TV specials and was the subject of extensive media coverage. From 1997 to 2005, ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 37

Birthplace: USA, California, Torrance

Also Ranked

#15 on The Best Female Athletes of All Time

#11 on The Smartest Professional Athletes

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Tanith Belbin is listed (or ranked) 4 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 Four Continents champion, and five-time U.S. champion. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 33

Birthplace: Kingston, Canada

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