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Overview (3)

Born in East Berlin, East Germany
Nicknames Katarina the Great
Kat
Height 5' 5½" (1.66 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Katarina Witt was born on December 3, 1965 in East Berlin, East Germany. She is an actress and producer, known for Ronin (1998), Jerry Maguire (1996) and Carmen on Ice (1990).

Trivia (14)

Posed nude for the December 1998 issue of Playboy, which became the second sold-out issue of the magazine (the first one included photos of Marilyn Monroe).
Olympic figure skating champion in the ladies' singles event in 1984 and 1988.
Chosen by People magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the world (1990).
Longtime companion of actor Richard Dean Anderson in the 1990s.
Was inducted into the World Figure Skating Hall of Fame (1995).
Made a one-year comeback to the competitive skating scene, appearing at the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, where she finished 7th.
Won the Jim Thorpe Pro Sports Award for her athletic achievements (1995).
Gold medalist at the European Figure Skating Championships in six consecutive years from 1983 to 1988.
Four-time gold medalist at the World Figure Skating Championships (1984, 1985, 1987, 1988).
Was elected deputy of East Germany's parliament "Volkskammer" for the young communists.
Was called "the most beautiful face of socialism".
During her competitive career, she was coached by Jutta Müller.
Last name is pronounced "Vitt".
Appears in the infomercial, hosted by Paige Green and Rosalie Brown, for the "Leg Magic" fitness equipment. [2006]

Personal Quotes (1)

A lot of funny things happened. Like I'd be walking through an airport and I'd see someone with the issue of Playboy in their hands, and they'd see me, and their eyes would go right to my chest. Straight down - zap." - on her Playboy appearance in 1998 as quoted in her memoir, "Only With Passion

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