HENIE Sonia (1912-1969), Norway / Figure skating
This Norwegian competitive figure skater held the world record for the number of individual Olympic titles she had won at the Winter Olympics and is still today one of the Olympic ice skaters with the most medals. She won three titles in Saint Moritz, Lake Placid and Garmisch-Partenkirchen between 1928 and 1936. Far superior to her opponents, Sonja Henje, also won ten consecutive World championships. After her brilliant sports career, the Norwegian moved to the United States to star in a touring ice show. She became a film star and made a number of successful films. She died at the age of 57 leaving a considerable fortune.