Won gold: 1968, with her spread eagle, double axel, spread eagle combination.
Bona fides: The original Ice Princess was Snoopy’s crush in Peanuts, won a $500,000 television deal, and scored pantyhose and vitamin ads. She was the first skater to perform at the White House and now works as a commentator for ABC Sports.

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Won gold: 1968, with her spread eagle, double axel, spread eagle combination.
Bona fides: The original Ice Princess was Snoopy’s crush in Peanuts, won a $500,000 television deal, and scored pantyhose and vitamin ads. She was the first skater to perform at the White House and now works as a commentator for ABC Sports.

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U.S. Figure Skating's Golden Ladies: A Selection

Peggy Fleming
Peggy Fleming

Won gold: 1968, with her spread eagle, double axel, spread eagle combination.
Bona fides: The original Ice Princess was Snoopy’s crush in Peanuts, won a $500,000 television deal, and scored pantyhose and vitamin ads. She was the first skater to perform at the White House and now works as a commentator for ABC Sports.

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Dorothy Hamill
Dorothy Hamill

Won gold: 1976, with her “Hamill Camel” sit-spin.
Bona fides: Her wedge haircut and giant glasses became trendy for teenage girls as she became the most sought-after Olympian by endorsers. In 1993 an Associated Press study found Hamill, not Michael Jordan, to be our nation’s most adored athlete.

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Tara Lipinski
Tara Lipinski

Won gold: 1998, with her triple loop, triple loop combo.
Bona fides: At 15, the youngest gold medalist in Winter Olympics history. Two dozen deals followed—including with fashion brands such as DKNY, Target, and Limited Too!—plus soap opera roles and at least 10 different unauthorized biographies.

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Sarah Hughes
Sarah Hughes

Won gold: 2002, with her ability to stay upright when others fell.
Bona fides: Wasn’t supposed to win. After she topped the podium, millions of dollars poured in. She got a Nike endorsement deal, rare for a figure skater, and her face on a Wheaties box. Hillary Clinton showed up at her parade in Great Neck, N.Y.

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