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List of Famous Figure Skaters

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List of famous figure skaters, both current and historical, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top figure skaters in the world? This includes the most prominent figure skaters, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable figure skaters is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic figure skaters were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned figure skaters.

The list of famous ice skaters ranges from Yuna Kim to Johnny Weir and more. Featuring famous ice skaters in history and now, this list has many recognizable names of the figure skating world. 

From reputable, prominent, and well known figure skaters to the lesser known figure skaters of today, these are some of the best professionals in the figure skater field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous figure skaters ever?" and "What are the names of famous figure skaters?" then you're in the right place.
Katarina Witt is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Figure Skaters
Katarina Witt (German pronunciation: [ˈkataʁiːna vɪt]; born 3 December 1965) is a retired German figure skater. Witt won two Olympic gold medals for East Germany, first at the 1984 Sarajevo ...more
Tanith Belbin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Figure Skaters
Tanith Jessica Louise Belbin White (born July 11, 1984) is a Canadian-American ice dancer and Olympic program host for NBC Sports. Though born in Canada, she holds dual citizenship and has ...more
Johnny Weir is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Figure Skaters
John Garvin Weir (born July 2, 1984) is an American figure skater, fashion designer, and television commentator. He is a two-time Olympian, the 2008 World bronze medalist, a two-time Grand Prix ...more

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Dorothy Hamill is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Figure Skaters
Dorothy Stuart Hamill (born July 26, 1956) is a retired American figure skater. She is the 1976 Olympic champion and 1976 World champion in ladies' singles.

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Ashley Wagner is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Figure Skaters
Ashley Elisabeth Wagner (born May 16, 1991) is an American figure skater. She is the 2016 World silver medalist, a 2014 Olympic bronze medalist in the team event, the 2012 Four Continents ...more
Kiira Korpi is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Figure Skaters
Kiira Linda Katriina Korpi (Finnish pronunciation: ['kiːrɑ 'korpi], born 26 September 1988) is a Finnish figure skater. She is a three-time European medalist (bronze in 2007 and 2011, silver in ...more
Kristi Yamaguchi is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Figure Skaters
Kristine Tsuya Yamaguchi (born July 12, 1971) is an American former figure skater. In ladies' singles, Yamaguchi is the 1992 Olympic champion, a two-time World champion (1991 and 1992), and the ...more

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Tessa Virtue is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Figure Skaters
Tessa Jane McCormick Virtue (born May 17, 1989) is a Canadian ice dancer. With ice dance partner Scott Moir, she is the 2010 Olympic champion, the 2018 Olympic champion, the 2014 Olympic silver ...more
Kim Yuna is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Figure Skaters
Yuna Kim (born September 5, 1990), also credited in eastern name order as Kim Yuna or Kim Yeon-ah, is a South Korean former competitive figure skater. She is the 2010 Olympic champion and 2014 ...more

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John Curry is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Figure Skaters
John Anthony Curry, (9 September 1949 – 15 April 1994) was a British figure skater. He was the 1976 Olympic and World Champion. He was noted for combining ballet and modern dance influences into ...more

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Rudy Galindo is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Figure Skaters
Val Joe "Rudy" Galindo (born September 7, 1969) is an American figure skater who competed in both single skating and pair skating. As a single skater, he is the 1996 U.S. national ...more

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Alissa Czisny is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Figure Skaters
Alissa Czisny (born June 25, 1987) is an American former competitive figure skater. She is the 2010 Grand Prix Final champion, a two-time Skate Canada champion (2005, 2010), the 2011 Skate ...more
Brian Pockar is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Figure Skaters
Brian James Pockar (October 27, 1959 – April 28, 1992) was a Canadian figure skater. He was the 1982 World bronze medalist, a three-time Canadian national champion (1978–80), and competed at the ...more
Scott Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Figure Skaters
Scott Hamilton
Scott Scovell Hamilton (born August 28, 1958) is a retired American figure skater and Olympic gold medalist. He won four consecutive U.S. championships (1981–84), four consecutive World ...more

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Toller Cranston is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Figure Skaters
Toller Shalitoe Montague Cranston, CM (April 20, 1949 – January 24, 2015) was a Canadian figure skater and painter. He won the 1971–1976 Canadian national championships, the 1974 World bronze ...more
Michelle Kwan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Figure Skaters
Michelle Wingshan Kwan (born July 7, 1980) is a retired American figure skater. She is a two-time Olympic medalist (silver in 1998, bronze in 2002), a five-time World champion (1996, 1998, 2000, ...more

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Nancy Kerrigan is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Figure Skaters
Nancy Kerrigan (born October 13, 1969) is a former figure skater and American actress. She won bronze medals at the 1991 World Championships and the 1992 Winter Olympics, silver medals at the ...more

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Peggy Fleming is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Figure Skaters
Peggy Gale Fleming (born July 27, 1948) is an American former figure skater. She is the 1968 Olympic Champion in Ladies' singles and a three-time World Champion (1966–1968). Fleming has been a ...more

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Lynn-Holly Johnson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Figure Skaters
Lynn-Holly Johnson (born December 13, 1958) is an American professional figure skater and actress. After achieving some success as a figure skater in the mid-1970s, she began an acting career, ...more
Valentina Marchei is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Figure Skaters
Valentina Marchei (born 23 May 1986) is an Italian figure skater. As a singles skater, she is a five-time Italian national champion (2004, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014). Her highest ISU Championship ...more
Meryl Davis is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Figure Skaters
Meryl Elizabeth Davis (born January 1, 1987) is an American ice dancer. With partner Charlie White, she is the 2014 Olympic champion, the 2010 Olympic silver medalist, a two-time (2011, 2013) ...more
Charlie White is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Figure Skaters
Charles Allen "Charlie" White Jr. (born October 24, 1987) is an American ice dancer. With partner Meryl Davis, he is the 2014 Olympic Champion, the 2010 Olympic silver medalist, a ...more
Elena Ilinykh is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Figure Skaters
Elena Ruslanovna Ilinykh (Russian: Еле́на Русла́новна Ильины́х; born 25 April 1994) is a Russian ice dancer. With partner Ruslan Zhiganshin, she is the 2015 Russian national champion. With ...more
Kevin Macedo Alves is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Figure Skaters
Kevin Alves (born October 19, 1991) is a Brazilian Canadian figure skater and actor. He competed in the free skate at five ISU Championships. He is the first male skater to represent Brazil at ...more
Mark Webster is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Figure Skaters
Mark Webster
Mark Webster (born 21 February 1990 in Penrith, New South Wales) is an Australian figure skater. He is the 2011 Australian national champion. He has represented Australia six times at the Four ...more