[[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.
* ''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.