Born: 8 April 1912 Died: 12 October 1969
Country of origin: Norway
Height: 5' 3"
Sonja Henie (April 8, 1912-October 12, 1969) was a Norwegian figure skater.
Born in Oslo, Henie took the gold medal in the 1928, 1932 and 1936 Winter Olympics. She had earlier placed eighth in a field of eight at the 1924 Winter Olympics, at the age of eleven. During the 1924 program, she skated over to the side of the rink several times to ask her coach what to do next.
By the next Olympiad, she no longer needed to ask. She won her first of ten consecutive World Fi