Winter Sports 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 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 ...more

Tanith Belbin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Figure Skaters
Tanith Belbin 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 ...more

Johnny Weir is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Figure Skaters
Johnny Weir John Garvin "Johnny" Weir is an American figure skater. He is the 2008 World bronze medalist, a two-time Grand Prix Final bronze medalist, the 2001 World Junior Champion, and a ...more

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

Ashley Wagner is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Figure Skaters
Ashley Wagner 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. ...more

Kiira Korpi is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Figure Skaters
Kiira Korpi Kiira Linda Katriina Korpi is a Finnish figure skater. She is a three-time European medalist, the 2010 Trophée Eric Bompard champion, the 2012 Rostelecom Cup champion, a two-time Cup of ...more

Kristi Yamaguchi is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Figure Skaters
Kristi Yamaguchi Kristine Tsuya "Kristi" Yamaguchi is an American figure skater. She is the 1992 Olympic Champion in ladies' singles. Yamaguchi also won two World Figure Skating Championships in 1991 ...more

Tessa Virtue is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Figure Skaters
Tessa Virtue Tessa Jane McCormick Virtue is a Canadian ice dancer who competes together with Scott Moir. Virtue and Moir are the 2010 Olympic champions, the 2014 Olympic silver medalist, the 2010 and 2012 ...more

Kim Yuna is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Figure Skaters
Kim Yuna 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 ...more

John Curry is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Figure Skaters
John Curry John Anthony Curry, OBE was a British figure skater. He was the 1976 Olympic and World Champion. He was famous for combining ballet and modern dance influences into his skating.

Rudy Galindo is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Figure Skaters
Rudy Galindo Val Joe "Rudy" Galindo 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 champion, 1987 World Junior ...more

Alissa Czisny is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Figure Skaters
Alissa Czisny 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. ...more

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Brian Pockar is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Figure Skaters
Brian Pockar Brian James Pockar was a Canadian figure skater. He was the 1982 World bronze medalist, a three-time Canadian national champion, and competed at the 1980 Winter Olympics. He was born and died in ...more

Scott Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Figure Skaters
Scott Hamilton Scott Scovell Hamilton is a retired American figure skater and Olympic gold medalist. He won four consecutive U.S. championships, four consecutive World Championships and a gold medal in the ...more

Toller Cranston is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Figure Skaters
Toller Cranston Toller Shalitoe Montague Cranston, CM was a Canadian figure skater and painter. He won the 1971–1976 Canadian national championships, the 1974 World bronze medal and the 1976 Olympic bronze ...more

Michelle Kwan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Figure Skaters
Michelle Kwan 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 ...more

Nancy Kerrigan is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Figure Skaters
Nancy Kerrigan 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. ...more

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Peggy Fleming is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Figure Skaters
Peggy Fleming 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 ...more

Lynn-Holly Johnson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Figure Skaters
Lynn-Holly Johnson Lynn-Holly Johnson is an American professional ice skater and actress. After achieving some success as a figure skater in the mid-1970s, she began an acting career, including a Golden ...more

Valentina Marchei is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Figure Skaters
Valentina Marchei Valentina Marchei is an Italian figure skater. As a singles skater, she is a four-time Italian national champion. Her highest ISU Championship placements were 4th at the 2013 European ...more

Meryl Davis is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Figure Skaters
Meryl Davis Meryl Elizabeth Davis is an American ice dancer. With partner Charlie White, she is the 2014 Olympic Champion, a two-time World champion, the 2010 Olympic silver medalist, two-time World silver ...more

Charlie White is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Figure Skaters
Charlie White Charles Allen White, Jr. is an American ice dancer. With partner Meryl Davis, he is the 2014 Olympic Champion, a two-time World champion, the 2010 Olympic silver medalist, two-time World silver ...more

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Elena Ilinykh is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Figure Skaters
Elena Ilinykh Elena Ruslanovna Ilinykh is a Russian ice dancer who currently skates with Ruslan Zhiganshin. They are the 2015 Russian National champions. With former partner Nikita Katsalapov, she is a 2014 ...more

Kevin Macedo Alves is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Figure Skaters
Kevin Macedo Alves Kevin Alves is a figure skater.

Mark Webster is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Figure Skaters
Mark Webster Mark Webster is an Australian figure skater. He is the 2011 Australian national champion. He has represented Australia four times at the Four Continents Championships and three times at the ...more

Sonja Henie is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Figure Skaters
Sonja Henie Sonja Henie was a Norwegian figure skater and film star. She was a three-time Olympic Champion in Ladies' Singles, a ten-time World Champion and a six-time European Champion. Henie won more ...more

Sarah Hughes is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Figure Skaters
Sarah Hughes Sarah Elizabeth Hughes is an American figure skater. She is the 2002 Olympic Champion and 2001 World bronze medalist in ladies' singles.

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Vera Ralston is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Figure Skaters
Vera Ralston Vera Ralston was a Czech figure skater and actress. She later became a naturalized American citizen. She worked as an actress during the 1940s and 1950s.

John Kerr is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Figure Skaters
John Kerr John Alastair Kerr is a Scottish ice dancer who represented Great Britain with his sister Sinead Kerr. Together, they are two-time European bronze medalists and the 2004–2010 British national ...more

Andrea Brooks is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Figure Skaters
Andrea Brooks Andrea Brooks is an actress.

Sarah Meier is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Figure Skaters
Sarah Meier Sarah Meier is a Swiss figure skater. She is the 2011 European champion, a two-time European silver medalist, the 2006 Grand Prix Final bronze medalist, and an eight-time Swiss national

Laura Lepistö is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Figure Skaters
Laura Lepistö Laura Anneli Lepistö is a Finnish former figure skater. She is the 2010 World bronze medalist, the 2009 European Champion and 2008 and 2010 Finnish national champion. After missing two ...more

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Tara Lipinski is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Figure Skaters
Tara Lipinski Tara Kristen Lipinski is a former American figure skater. She won the ladies' singles Olympic gold medal in figure skating at the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan, at the age of 15, ...more

Brian Boitano is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Figure Skaters
Brian Boitano Brian Anthony Boitano is an American figure skater from Sunnyvale, California. He is the 1988 Olympic champion, the 1986 and 1988 World Champion, and the 1985–1988 U.S. National Champion. He ...more

Kaetlyn Osmond is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Figure Skaters
Kaetlyn Osmond Kaetlyn Osmond is a Canadian figure skater. She is the 2012 Skate Canada champion, the 2012 Nebelhorn Trophy champion and a two-time Canadian national champion.

Gracie Gold is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Figure Skaters
Gracie Gold Grace Elizabeth Gold, known as Gracie Gold, is an American figure skater. She is the 2012 World Junior silver medalist, 2013 and 2015 U.S. national silver medalist, and 2014 U.S. national ...more

Yulia Lipnitskaya is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous Figure Skaters
Yulia Lipnitskaya Yulia Vyacheslavovna Lipnitskaya is a Russian figure skater. She was part of the Russian team to win the 2014 Winter Olympics team trophy. Individually, she is the 2014 World silver medalist, ...more

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Haruko Okamoto is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Figure Skaters
Haruko Okamoto Haruko Ishida is a figure skater.

Paul Poirier is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Figure Skaters
Paul Poirier Paul Poirier is a Canadian ice dancer. With Piper Gilles, he is the 2014 Four Continents silver medalist and a two-time Canadian national medalist. With earlier partner Vanessa Crone, he is the ...more

Benjamin Agosto is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Figure Skaters
Benjamin Agosto Benjamin Alexandro Agosto is an American ice dancer. With partner Tanith Belbin, Agosto is the 2006 Olympic silver medalist, a four-time World medalist, the 2004–2006 Four Continents champion, ...more

Chris Reed is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Figure Skaters
Chris Reed Chris Reed is an American-Japanese ice dancer who currently represents Japan. With his sister Cathy Reed, he is a five-time Japanese national champion.

Scott Moir is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous Figure Skaters
Scott Moir Scott Patrick Moir is a Canadian ice dancer who competes with Tessa Virtue. Moir and Virtue are the 2010 Olympic champions, the 2014 Olympic silver medalist, the 2010 and 2012 World champions, ...more

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Evan Lysacek is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous Figure Skaters
Evan Lysacek Evan Frank Lysacek is an American figure skater. He is the 2010 Olympic champion, the 2009 World champion, a two-time Four Continents champion, the 2009 Grand Prix Final champion, and a two-time ...more

Vanessa Crone is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous Figure Skaters
Vanessa Crone Vanessa Crone is a Canadian ice dancer. She skated with Paul Poirier from 2001 to 2011, becoming the 2010 Grand Prix Final bronze medalist, 2011 Four Continents bronze medalist, 2008 World ...more

Sandra Bezic is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Famous Figure Skaters
Sandra Bezic Sandra Marie Bezic is a Canadian pair skater, figure skating choreographer, and television commentator. With partner and brother Val Bezic, she won the Canadian Figure Skating Championships from ...more

Amanda Evora is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous Figure Skaters
Amanda Evora Amanda Evora is an American pair skater. She competed with Mark Ladwig. They are two-time U.S. silver medalists, 2012 U.S. bronze medalists and two-time U.S. pewter medalists.

Danielle O'Brien is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Famous Figure Skaters
Danielle O'Brien Danielle O'Brien is an Australian ice dancer. With partner Gregory Merriman, she is a six-time Australian senior national champion and three-time junior national champion. They have competed at ...more

Federica Faiella is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Famous Figure Skaters
Federica Faiella Federica Faiella is an Italian former competitive ice dancer. With partner Massimo Scali, she is the 2010 World bronze medalist, 2009 & 2010 European silver medalist, and six-time Italian ...more

Nathalie Péchalat is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Famous Figure Skaters
Nathalie Péchalat Nathalie Péchalat is a French ice dancer. With partner Fabian Bourzat, she is a two-time World bronze medalist, a two-time European champion, and a five-time French national champion. ...more

Cathy Reed is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Famous Figure Skaters
Cathy Reed Cathy Reed is an American-born Japanese ice dancer. With her brother Chris Reed, she is a five-time Japanese national champion.