Sonja Henie

Norwegian figure skater (1912-1969)

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.

Sonja Henie, 1936

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Sonja Henie." (2009). Notable Sports Figures. Detroit: Gale Publishing.
  2. ''Sonja Henie'' (Store norske leksikon). Snl.no (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.