List of famous people named Tonya, along with photos. How many celebrities named Tonya can you think of? The famous Tonyas below have many different professions, as this list includes notable actors named Tonya, athletes named Tonya, and even political figures named Tonya. Did we forget your favorite famous person whose name is Tonya? Add them to the list.Tonya harding was involved in one of the biggest sports controversies of all time when her ex-husband Jeff Gillooly hired a man to attack Nancy Kerrigan, Tonya's competition at an upcoming ice skating event, in order to force her to withdraw from the competition. Harding eventually pleaded guilty to conspiring, and received 3 years probation and a $160,000 fine.