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Sonja Henie (1912–1969)


The daughter of a fur wholesaler in Norway, Sonja Henie received her first pair of ice skates when she was six. At 14 she was the Norwegian Skating Champion. At 15 she would win the Olympic gold medal in Skating, a feat she would repeat in 1932 and 1936. In 1936 she would turn professional and tour with her own ice show. She was signed by 20th ... See full bio »

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Sun Valley Serenade Karen Benson
(1941)
(1948)
One in a Million Greta Muller
(1936)
Thin Ice Lili Heiser
(1937)

Filmography

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 1948 The Countess of Monte Cristo
Karen Kirsten
 1945 It's a Pleasure
Chris Linden
 1943 Wintertime
Nora Ostgaard
 1942/I Iceland
Katina Jonsdottir
 1941 Sun Valley Serenade
Karen Benson
 1939 Second Fiddle
Trudi Hovland
 1938 My Lucky Star
Kristina Nielsen
 1938 Happy Landing
Trudy Ericksen
 1937 Ali Baba Goes to Town
Sonja Henie - at Fictional Premiere (uncredited)
 1937 Thin Ice
Lili Heiser
 1936 One in a Million
Greta Muller
 1927 Syv dager for Elisabeth
En ung skøyteløperske (skater)
Show Show Soundtrack (7 credits)
Show Show Writer (1 credit)
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Show Show Self (17 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (15 credits)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stars on Ice (1942). Special. Choreographed by Catherine Littlefield. Scenic Design by Bruno Maine. Costume Design by Lucinda Ballard. Lighting Design by Eugene Braun. Directed by William H. Burke. Center Theatre: 2 Jul 1942- 16 Apr 1944 (827 performances/show on hiatus from 16 May 1943- 15 Jun 1943). Cast: Irene Abitz, Vivian ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 6 Print Biographies | 3 Portrayals | 1 Interview | 5 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 9 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

5' 3" (1.6 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on studio publicity promoting what was an imaginary romance with Tyrone Power] We had to consult the gossip columns every day to see if we were still in love or not. See more »

Trivia:

In 1940, when the Nazis invaded Norway, she was out of the country. She telegraphed her maid and told her to place a picture of her with Hitler, which he had autographed, in a prominent place in her house. When the Nazis arrived to take over the house, they saw the picture and left quickly. For the rest of the war, all of her possessions were left untouched by the Nazis. See more »

Nickname:

Pavlova of the Ice

Star Sign:

Aries

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