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Sonja Henie

French Postcard by Editions et Publications cinématographiques (EPC), no. 21. Photo: Fox Film.


Petite and glamorous Sonja Henie (1912 – 1969) was one of the greatest figure skaters in history, the ‘Pavlova of the ice’. She won more Olympic and World titles than any other ladies figure skater. At the height of her acting career, the Norwegian figure skater and film star was one of the highest paid stars in Hollywood. She had a shrewd business sense, and was immensely successful next with a series of ice revues.

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Taken on May 29, 2012