History Main / SonjaHenie

25th Oct '14 3:09:43 AM StFan
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[[quoteright:320:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/SonjaHeniePhoto01_3333.jpg]] [[caption-width-right:320:She had a [[{{Pun}} fine figure]] for figure skating.]] Sonja Henie (1912-1969) was the daughter of a wealthy Norwegian family, whose parents encouraged their children to take up sports. When Sonja turned out to be gifted at skating, her parents got her the best tutors, which definitely paid off. She won championship after championship (10 World Championships, 6 European Championships, three Olympic gold medals). Then she went on to a hugely successful career in films and live shows. Her films were such hits, TwentiethCenturyFox, her old studio tried to replicate the success with Carol Heiss in ''SnowWhiteAndTheThreeStooges'', but those filmmakers had evidently not realized what made Sonja's films work. ---- !!Films: * ''Film/HappyLanding'' * ''Film/{{Iceland}}'' * ''Film/ItsAPleasure'' * ''Film/MyLuckyStar'' * ''Film/OneInAMillion'' * ''Film/SunVallySerenade'' * ''Film/ThinIce'' * ''Film/{{Wintertime}}'' ---- !!Her work provides examples of: * {{Fanservice}}: She popularized the short skirts for skating dresses. * GenreTurningPoint: Not just for figure skating, but also making ice shows popular in the US. * GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: Wildly popular in the US, and other countries, but between WorldWarII and the mid 1950s, she wasn't liked in Norway, due to her friendship with AdolfHitler, and not speaking out in support of the Norwegian resistance. But when she finally came back, it was to cheering crowds. * HeyItsThatGuy: Cesar Romero was in a few of her films. * ImpracticallyFancyOutfit: Worn for some publicity photos, rather than worn on film as that would get in the way of her skating. * NonActorVehicle * PimpedOutDress: Her skating dresses were very fancy. * PrettyInMink: If someone wasn't wearing a fur coat in her films, she wore a fur trimmed skating dress. ** In RealLife, her father and brother were furriers. * TheQuisling: What she was perceived as in Norway for the aforementioned time. * ShesGotLegs: Her outfits showed them off. * SweaterGirl: Before the trend took off in TheFifties, she was a pioneer of this trope. ----
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[[quoteright:320:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/SonjaHeniePhoto01_3333.jpg]] [[caption-width-right:320:She had a [[{{Pun}} fine figure]] for figure skating.]] Sonja Henie (1912-1969) was the daughter of a wealthy Norwegian family, whose parents encouraged their children to take up sports. When Sonja turned out to be gifted at skating, her parents got her the best tutors, which definitely paid off. She won championship after championship (10 World Championships, 6 European Championships, three Olympic gold medals). Then she went on to a hugely successful career in films and live shows. Her films were such hits, TwentiethCenturyFox, her old studio tried to replicate the success with Carol Heiss in ''SnowWhiteAndTheThreeStooges'', but those filmmakers had evidently not realized what made Sonja's films work. ---- !!Films: * ''Film/HappyLanding'' * ''Film/{{Iceland}}'' * ''Film/ItsAPleasure'' * ''Film/MyLuckyStar'' * ''Film/OneInAMillion'' * ''Film/SunVallySerenade'' * ''Film/ThinIce'' * ''Film/{{Wintertime}}'' ---- !!Her work provides examples of: * {{Fanservice}}: She popularized the short skirts for skating dresses. * GenreTurningPoint: Not just for figure skating, but also making ice shows popular in the US. * GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: Wildly popular in the US, and other countries, but between WorldWarII and the mid 1950s, she wasn't liked in Norway, due to her friendship with AdolfHitler, and not speaking out in support of the Norwegian resistance. But when she finally came back, it was to cheering crowds. * HeyItsThatGuy: Cesar Romero was in a few of her films. * ImpracticallyFancyOutfit: Worn for some publicity photos, rather than worn on film as that would get in the way of her skating. * NonActorVehicle * PimpedOutDress: Her skating dresses were very fancy. * PrettyInMink: If someone wasn't wearing a fur coat in her films, she wore a fur trimmed skating dress. ** In RealLife, her father and brother were furriers. * TheQuisling: What she was perceived as in Norway for the aforementioned time. * ShesGotLegs: Her outfits showed them off. * SweaterGirl: Before the trend took off in TheFifties, she was a pioneer of this trope. ----[[redirect:Creator/SonjaHenie]]
5th Oct '14 3:41:17 AM Aquila89
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She won championship after championship, including three Olympic gold medals. Then she went on to a hugely successful career in films and live shows.
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She won championship after championship, including championship (10 World Championships, 6 European Championships, three Olympic gold medals.medals). Then she went on to a hugely successful career in films and live shows.
18th Aug '13 8:27:22 AM DragonQuestZ
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* PimpedOutDress: Her skating dresses of course.
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* PimpedOutDress: Her skating dresses of course.were very fancy.
13th Dec '12 8:36:38 AM SeptimusHeap
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Zero Context Example of renamed trope
* HairOfGold
2nd Jul '12 10:27:21 AM DarkConfidant
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ptitle killing
Her films were such hits, [=~20th Century Fox~=], her old studio tried to replicate the success with Carol Heiss in ''SnowWhiteAndTheThreeStooges'', but those filmmakers had evidently not realized what made Sonja's films work.
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Her films were such hits, [=~20th Century Fox~=], TwentiethCenturyFox, her old studio tried to replicate the success with Carol Heiss in ''SnowWhiteAndTheThreeStooges'', but those filmmakers had evidently not realized what made Sonja's films work.
11th Apr '12 12:59:34 PM DragonQuestZ
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You do not do that with works.
* Happy Landing * Iceland * Its A Pleasure * My Lucky Star * One In A Million * Sun Vally Serenade * Thin Ice * Wintertime
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* Happy Landing ''Film/HappyLanding'' * Iceland ''Film/{{Iceland}}'' * Its A Pleasure ''Film/ItsAPleasure'' * My Lucky Star ''Film/MyLuckyStar'' * One In A Million ''Film/OneInAMillion'' * Sun Vally Serenade ''Film/SunVallySerenade'' * Thin Ice ''Film/ThinIce'' * Wintertime''Film/{{Wintertime}}''
10th Apr '12 4:17:28 PM AmazingLagann
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Taking away red links
* ''Film/HappyLanding'' * ''Film/{{Iceland}}'' * ''Film/ItsAPleasure'' * ''Film/MyLuckyStar'' * ''Film/OneInAMillion'' * ''Film/SunVallySerenade'' * ''Film/ThinIce'' * ''Film/{{Wintertime}}''
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* ''Film/HappyLanding'' Happy Landing * ''Film/{{Iceland}}'' Iceland * ''Film/ItsAPleasure'' Its A Pleasure * ''Film/MyLuckyStar'' My Lucky Star * ''Film/OneInAMillion'' One In A Million * ''Film/SunVallySerenade'' Sun Vally Serenade * ''Film/ThinIce'' Thin Ice * ''Film/{{Wintertime}}''Wintertime
23rd Jan '12 11:17:55 AM DragonQuestZ
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[[caption-width-right:320:She had a [[IfYouKnowWhatIMean fine figure]] for figure skating.]]
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[[caption-width-right:320:She had a [[IfYouKnowWhatIMean [[{{Pun}} fine figure]] for figure skating.]]
23rd Jan '12 11:17:38 AM DragonQuestZ
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* ''One In A Million'' * ''Thin Ice'' * ''Happy Landing'' * ''My Lucky Star'' * ''Sun Vally Serenade'' * ''Iceland'' * ''Wintertime'' * ''It's A Pleasure''
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* ''One In A Million'' ''Film/HappyLanding'' * ''Thin Ice'' ''Film/{{Iceland}}'' * ''Happy Landing'' ''Film/ItsAPleasure'' * ''My Lucky Star'' ''Film/MyLuckyStar'' * ''Sun Vally Serenade'' ''Film/OneInAMillion'' * ''Iceland'' ''Film/SunVallySerenade'' * ''Wintertime'' ''Film/ThinIce'' * ''It's A Pleasure''''Film/{{Wintertime}}''
26th Jun '11 11:48:25 AM MagBas
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Excuse Plot is game-only
* ExcusePlot: At least half her films.

* JustHereForGodzilla: Why most of her films were excuse plots.
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