Sonja Henie

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Sonja Henie, 1936

Sonja Henie (8 April 1912 – 12 October 1969) was a famous Norwegian ice skater and movie star who was born in Oslo. She was a three-time Olympic Champion (1928, 1932, 1936) in Ladies' Singles, a ten-time World Champion (1927–1936) and a six-time European Champion (1931–1936).[1] In 1936 she became a professional skater. Later she decided to become a movie star. At the height of her acting career she was one of the highest paid stars in Hollywood.[2] Henie's connections with Adolf Hitler and other high-ranking Nazi officials made her the subject of controversy before, during, and after World War II.[3] Sonja Henie ruled the " queen of ice" in her life and she still was one of the most influential people in figure skating.

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  1. "Sonja Henie." (2009). Notable Sports Figures. Detroit: Gale Publishing.
  2. ''Sonja Henie'' (Store norske leksikon). (13 March 2014). Retrieved on 2015-08-19.
  3. Laura Jacobs (11 February 2014). "Sonja Henie's Ice Age". Vanity Fair. Retrieved 11 December 2015.